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Freight Locomotive GT 42 CUAC

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Freight Locomotive GT 42 CUAC
for Pacific National PN

Freight Locomotive GT 42 CUAC

TECHNICAL DATA
Type GT 42 CUAC
Year
2004
Wheel arrangement
Co’Co’
Diesel engine rating [kW]
2,424
Starting tractive effort [kN]
600
Maximum speed [km/h]
100
Weight [t]
120
Track gauge [mm]
1,067
Numbers built
13

The broad application of this proven locomotive type at Queensland Rail convinced the private operator Pacific National also to purchase 13 locomotives of this type in 2004. Pacific National uses this locomotive type to haul freight trains in the network of Queensland Rail. The use of commutatorless three-phase motors enables these narrow-gauge locomotives to provide the necessary starting and continuous tractive efforts while ensuring maximum utilization of adhesion coefficients.

Freight Locomotive GT 42 CUAC
for Queensland Rail QR

Freight Locomotive GT 42 CUAC

TECHNICAL DATA
Type GT 42 CUAC
Year
1999 – 2001 / 2004
Wheel arrangement
Co’Co’
Diesel engine rating [kW]
2,424
Starting tractive effort [kN]
600
Maximum speed [km/h]
100
Weight [t]
120
Track gauge [mm]
1,067
Numbers built
49

The Australian rail company Queensland Rail (QR) ordered 38 diesel-electric locomotives with three-phase traction of type Freight Locomotive GT 42 CUAC in order to handle their transport tasks more economically. 11 more locomotives were ordered in 2003. The locomotives are used to transport coal from the open-cast mining areas in the Northeast of the country through the coastal region to the Pacific seaports. The commonly used lines in narrow Cape gauge place specific requirements on the design of high-performance freight locomotives.

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