Pacific National XRB class

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Pacific National XRB class
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XRB561 at South Dynon in June 2006
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderPacific National, South Dynon
ModelGT26C-3B
Build date2005-2006
Total produced3
Specifications
Gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length18.34 m (60 ft 2 in)
Loco weight124 t (273,373.2 lb)
Fuel typeDiesel
Prime moverElectro-Motive Diesel 16-645E3C
GeneratorElectro-Motive Diesel AR10A4
Traction motorsElectro-Motive Diesel D77B, DC type
Performance figures
Maximum speed115 km/h (71 mph)
Power output2,461 kW (3,300 hp)
Career
OperatorsPacific National
Number in class3
NumbersXRB560–XRB562
Current ownerPacific National- Rural and Bulk
Disposition3 stored

The XRB class are a class of diesel locomotives built by Pacific National in 2005-2006.

History[edit]

The XRB class were built by Pacific National at their South Dynon workshops. They are mechanically similar to XR class locomotives, but are B units without driving cabs. XRB locomotives are designed to be used as booster units on standard gauge interstate freight trains, and must be led by a locomotive with a conventional driving cab.[1][2][3] The units do not have hostler controls for moving them around yards and depots,[4] only being fitted with a dead engine device and park-brake button. All three class members are currently stored at the Port Augusta Workshops.

Status table[edit]

Locomotive Entered service Livery Gauge stored
XRB560 21 Dec 2005 Pacific National Standard Stored
XRB561 1 Jun 2006 Pacific National Standard stored
XRB562 Pacific National Standard stored

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