AN EL and RL class

 
Topic moved from New South Wales by dthead on 20 Aug 2015 22:51
  blacktails1985 Station Master

What are all the differences between these classes other than numbers and liveries?

Do they have different engines and equipment?

Is the slant at the front more angled than the AN?

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3 completely different locomotive types that share a styling element.

AN - Clyde/EMD JT46C 4060hp
EL - Goninan/GE CM30-8 3300hp
RL - NREC new build using bits of 442s and EMD engines, 3500hp?

The grey on the RLs is a bit bland isn't it?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
They only look slightly similar, they run on Australian  railways, and are standard gauge. that's what they have in common. More can detail the differences if they wish.

The are not the same or related in any way.


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David Head
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In order of release....

EL - Goninan/GE CM30-8 Introduced 1990, Australian National (AN), 14 units
Engine = GE 7-FDL12 - 19.6m long - 114 tonne - 3,300HP - max speed 140kph


AN - Clyde/EMD JT46C Introduced 1992, Australian National (AN), 11 units
Engine = EMD 16 710G3A - 22.6m long - 128 tonne - 4060HP - max speed 150kph


RL - NREC AT36C new build using parts from 442s and EMD engines,  Introduced 2005, CFCLA planned 10 units, one never built
Engine EMD 645F3B - 19.1m long - 132 tonne - 3,800HP - max speed 115kph


Edits in Italics to provide further info (from Vicsig loco page http://vicsig.net/index.php?page=locomotives )
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They should have a special class of their own - Hideous class
Not a stylish loco in my book
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They should have a special class of their own - Hideous class
Not a stylish loco in my book
Showtime
Yeah, a kind of love it or hate it look.

But then the EL was designed with a slopping nose to reduce air resistance and hence increase fuel economy on the long haul runs across the Nullarbor which was their intended use.
That must have been successful as the next class that AN purchased was the AN with a similar slopping nose
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I've edited my post above to provide more details on each class

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