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N class

The N class were put into service under V/line and have remained with V/line ever since running passenger services. They are equipped with head end power thus their trains not needing a power van when running. They have all been named after rural Victorian Cities and towns. The latter series (461 - 475) Were fitted with different engines after the cancellation of the A class project and the orderd parts being used to build new N classes. They have provided service in the front line of passenger duty for 25 years and have even made it as far as Adelaide on The Overland services back when V/line ran those services. They were also built with a band resistant frams so in the advent of a collision (with a motor vehicle or low speed) the frame would stay aligned. This has proved to be very useful as being at the head of trains for 25 years not one has been written off even after some pretty nasty accidents. Some locomotives have been fitted with EMD D77 traction motors with these locomotives weighing 128t instead of the usual 124t. N's with D77 traction motors fitted are N451, N453, N460, N463, N465, N468, N469, N470, N471, N472, N473 and N474

First Series

Drive Type: Diesel Electric - DC
Engine: EMD 12-645E3C
Generator:EMD AR10-JJD-D18
               Later replaced with CA5
Traction Motors: EMD D43
                        Some carry EMD D77
Horse Power: 2,480hp
Weight: 124t
Max rated speed: 120km/h
Builders Model: JT22HC-2

Second Series

Drive Type: Diesel Electric - DC
Engine: EMD 12-645E3B
Generator:EMD AR10-JJD-D18
               Later replaced with CA5
Traction Motors: EMD D43
                        Some carry EMD D77
Horse Power: 2,480hp
Weight: 124t
Max rated speed: 120km/h
Builders Model: JT22HC-2

 Locomotive Owner Name Current Livery
 In Service
 Withdrawn Status
 First Series
      
 N 451
 V/line City of Portland V/line Cheeseburger
 20/9/1985 - In Service
 N 452
 V/line Rural City of Wodonga V/line Cheeseburger
 10/10/1985 - In Service
 N 453
 V/line City of Albury V/line Cheeseburger
 1/11/1985 - In Service
 N 454
 V/line City of Horsham V/line Cheeseburger
 20/11/1985 - In Service
 N 455
 V/line City of Swan Hill  V/line Cheeseburger
 19/12/1985 - In Service
 N 456
 V/line City of Colac V/line Cheeseburger
 29/1/1986 - In Service
 N 457
 V/line City of Mildura V/line Cheeseburger 27/2/1986 - In Service
 N 458
 V/line City of Maryborough V/line Cheeseburger 17/3/1986 - Accident Damaged
 N 459
 V/line City of Echuca  V/line Cheeseburger
 15/4/1986 - In Service
 N 460
 V/line City of Castlemaine  V/line Cheeseburger
 15/5/1986 - In Service
 Second Series
      
 N 461
 V/line City of Ararat  V/line Cheeseburger 25/7/1986 - In Service
 N 462
 V/line City of Shepparton V/line Cheeseburger 14/8/1986 - In Service
 N 463
 V/line City of Bendigo  V/line Cheeseburger 4/9/1986 - In Service
 N 464
 V/line City of Geelong V/line Cheeseburger 29/9/1986 - In Service
 N 465
 V/line City of Ballarat  V/line Cheeseburger
 20/10/1986 - In Service
 N 466
 V/line City of Warrnambool V/line Cheeseburger 31/10/1986 - In Service
 N 467
 V/line City of Stawell  V/line Cheeseburger
 26/11/1986 - In Service
 N 468
 V/line City of Bairnsdale V/line Cheeseburger
 19/12/1986 - In Service
 N 469
 V/line City of Morwell  V/line Cheeseburger 29/1/1987 - In Service
 N 470
 V/line City of Wangaratta  V/line Cheeseburger
 17/2/1987 - In Service
 N 471
 V/line City of Benalla  V/line Cheeseburger
 28/2/1987 - In Service
 N 472
 V/line City of Sale  V/line Cheeseburger
 27/3/1987 - In Service
 N 473
 V/line City of Warragul  V/line Cheeseburger
 28/4/1987 - In Service
 N 474
 V/line City of Traralgon V/line Cheeseburger
 28/5/1987 - In Service
 N 475
 V/line City of Moe  V/line Cheeseburger
 6/7/1987 - In Service

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