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X class

In the 1960's the VR was in a locomotive shortage and so VR ordered the X class. The first series was mechanically identical to the S class. When built the 2nd and 3rd series were fitted with the higher power 645 series engines when they bacame available to Clyde. The differences between the different series are minor but noticable, thde first had the smaller radiators and the second had the slightly larger radiators hence the bigger engine. The third series had a redasigned cab with a more angular nose and C class like widely spaced windscreens and the removal of the front cab door. The horns were also placed under the number boards and were a different type to the earlier series. During Freight Australia ownership 2 of the 3rd series X's had their cab ends modified with slightly lowered noses (the top of the nose was chopped down) and widened cab windows simmilar to an XR class has. The horns were also changed and repositioned to behind the cab like the earlier versions. Locos known to have these mods are X47, and X49. All 3rd series have had their 3 chime horns replaced with 5 chime horns and had them mounted on the nose. In early 2000's while under Freight Australia control they Rebuilt some of the X class into XR class with surpluss G class engines after the rebuilds.

First Series

Drive Type: Diesel Eletric - DC
Engine: EMD 16-567C
Generator: EMD D 32B - D14
Traction Motors: EMD D77
Horse Power: 1,810hp
Weight: 114t
Max rated speed: 133km/h
Builders Model: G16C

Second Series

Drive Type: Diesel Eletric - DC
Engine: EMD 16-645E
Generator: EMD D32B - D14
Traction Motors: EMD D77
Horse Power: 2,210hp
Weight: 116t
Max rated speed: 133km/h
Builders Model: G26C

Third Series

Drive Type: Diesel Eletric - DC
Engine: EMD 16-645E
Generator: EMD AR10-E1-D14
Traction Motors: EMD D77
Horse Power: 2,210hp
Weight: 118t
Max rated speed: 133km/h
Builders Model: G26C

 Locomotive  Owner  Name  Current Livery  In Service  Withdrawn  Status
 First Series            
 X 31  Victrack / S.R.H.C.  -  VR Blue and Gold  14/8/1966  18/1/2010  Preserved - Operational
 X 32  -  -  -  8/9/1966  1/3/2003  Rebuilt as XR 555
 X 33  -  -  -  24/9/1966  1/12/2002  Rebuilt as XR 553
 X 34  -  -  -  5/10/1966  ?/?/2003  Rebuilt as XR 554
 X 35  -  Norman W DePomeroy  -  4/11/1966  ?/?/2005  Rebuilt as XR 551
 X 36  -
 -  -
 15/11/1966  ?/9/2013  Scrapped
 Second Series            
 X 37  S.R.H.C.  -  Freight Australia Green  9/4/1970  ?/10/2013  Preserved - Stored
 X 38  -  -  -  8/5/1970  ?/11/2004  Rebuilt as XR 550
 X 39  Pacific National  -  Freight Australia Green  28/5/1970  10/3/2015  Withdrawn
 X 40  -  -  -  26/6/1970  ?/?/200?  Rebuilt as XR 552
 X 41  Pacific National  -  PN Blue and Yellow  9/7/1970  -  In Service
 X 42  Pacific National  -  Freight Australia Green  7/8/1970  ?/1/2014  Withdrawn
 X 43  Pacific National  -  Freight Australia Green  20/8/1970  -  In Service
 X 44  Pacific National  -  Freight Australia Green  11/9/1970  -  In Service
 Third Series            
 X 45  Pacific National  Edgar H Brownbill  Freight Australia Green  11/11/1975  ?/6/2014  Withdrawn
 X 46  Pacific National  -  Freight Australia Green  4/12/1975  ?/9/2013  Withdrawn
 X 47  SCT  -  Freight Australia Green  24/12/1975  -  In Service
 X 48  Pacific National  -  PN Blue and Yellow  24/1/1976  -  Stored
 X 49  Pacific National  -  Freight Australia Green  18/2/1976  ?/8/2013  Stored
 X 50  Pacific National  -  PN Blue and Yellow  12/3/1976  -  In Service
 X 51  SCT  -  SCT Black, White and Red  1/4/1976  -  In Service
 X 52  Pacific National  -  Freight Australia Green  22/4/1976  ?/9/2013  Withdrawn
 X 53  Aurizon
 -  QR National Black and Yellow  19/5/1976  -  In Service
 X 54  Aurizon  -  QR National Black and Yellow  10/6/1976  -  In Service

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