Pacific National XRB class

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Pacific National XRB class
XRB561 at South Dynon in June 2006
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderPacific National, South Dynon
Build date2005-2006
Total produced3
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)
OperatorsPacific National
Number in class3
Current ownerPacific National- Rural and Bulk
Disposition3 stored

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


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