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Date: 04/05/21 15:13
NSW 48-Class Locomotives
Author: RJM29

New South Wales 48-class locomotives are among the most important diesel-electrics in the history of Australia. Built by Goodwin from 1959 through 1970 the Alco-based (Alco DL-531) design replaced the last small steam locomotives on light-weight grain branches throughout the state.  165 were built and several remain in service throughout NSW with a variety of operators. The unit carries a turbocharged 6-251 Alco prime mover cranking out about 1000 HP..

1. Four GrainCorp 48-class units at a grain elevator at Temora, NSW on 9 Mar 2014. 
2. The engine facility at Cootamundra, NSW in the dead of summer on 2 Dec 2012 with three 48-class units present. 
3. Pacific National 48-class 4898 at Coota on 2 Nov 2011; the shot taken from the wonderful foot bridge over the yard. GrainCorp GPU2 behind it is configured for B-unit status only.
 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/21 15:16 by RJM29.








Date: 04/05/21 15:17
Re: NSW 48-Class Locomotives
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE and interesting series!

Larry



Date: 04/05/21 17:17
Re: NSW 48-Class Locomotives
Author: pedrop

Very nice model. It looks the Alco RSD8 found in Brazil.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 04/05/21 19:57
Re: NSW 48-Class Locomotives
Author: DKay

This was the last time I saw some.
Aussie Alco action from Lockart,NSW .Friday 11th (trainorders.com)
Regards,DK



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