Contributions by michaelgreenhill
We identify rebuilt and renumbered locomotives from this class as well as other classes with similar mechanical configurations and present those classes below.
|Manufactured by||Avteq - Sunshine, Victoria|
|Number in database||12|
|Tractive effort||3300 HP|
|Date||24 May 2014 12:20|
|Previous name||VL class|
|New name||VL Class|
|New description||When CFCL Australia were looking to expand their fleet of mainline lease locomotives, they turned to Avteq for twelve new build locomotives similar to the Freight Australia XR Class (see above). Built with the same engine, and a similar external design, the VL Class is slightly heavier than it’s PN counterpart with a full width nose. The VL Class now see service across Australia on varying duties including Northern Territory ore trains to Trans-Australia intermodal traffic. Many different companies have hired VL Class, such as El Zorro, G&W Australia, P&O Trans Australia and QRNational. Source: [url=http://trackside.wordpress.com/emd/]Trackside[/url]|
|Number in database||12|
|Operational||10||VL351 VL353 VL354 VL355 VL356 VL357 VL358 VL359 VL360 VL361|
|Road number||Gauge||Status||Last owner||Last operator / caretaker|
|VL351||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia|
|VL352||Standard1435mm||Stored||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||El Zorro|
|VL353||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||QUBE Logistics|
|VL354||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||Freightliner Australia|
|VL355||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||QUBE Logistics|
|VL356||Broad1600mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia|
|VL357||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||Watco WA Rail|
|VL358||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||QR National|
|VL359||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||QUBE Logistics|
|VL360||Broad1600mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||QUBE Logistics|
|VL361||Standard1435mm||Operational||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||QUBE Logistics|
|VL362||Broad1600mm||Stored||Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia||QUBE Logistics|
Please note - in the case of scrapped, renumbered or rebuilt locomotives, the last operator or owner is listed.
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