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48 Class Co-Co Diesel Electric

The 48 class were introduced by the NSWGR to replace steam working on light branch lines. From September 1959 onwards, a total of 165 units were placed in service, and have been used on virtually all lines on the NSW network. They have an axle load of only 12.5 tones, and their 900 horsepower is well matched to the typical branch line workings. In tandem, they are regarded as equivalent to a single 44 class unit, hence their wide route availablity and utility.

The 48 class design was also used for the 15 units of the 830 class of the South Australian Railways , and for 3 units on the Silverton Tramway.

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  • Date : Sep 1973, catalogued 18 Jan 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 1066
  • Description : The Southern Highlands express, pulled by an unknown 48 class, crosses a steam special, hauled by 3813 and 3820, on the Wingecarribee viaduct. See also 3813+3820-1.jpg


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  • Date : 2001, catalogued 29 Dec 2001
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 111-1163_IMG
  • Description : A 48 class in Austrac road colours in Rozelle yard


4805

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  • Date : Jan 1982, catalogued 16 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 11983
  • Description : A pair of 48s pull a full wheat train into Ardlethan (unsure of location?) while CPH16 refuges in the loop.


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  • Date : Jan 2002, catalogued 02 Jan 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 100-0095_IMG
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    here's a bizarre coupling (if you'll pardon the expression) from Rozelle Yard last week: Austrac's 4836 coupled to CFCLA's EL60.


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  • Date : 15 Oct 2000, catalogued 01 Jul 2001
  • Photographer : David Taylor
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 4879_shunting_at_Dubbo_2
  • Description : 4879 (in Freight Corp colours) performs light shunting at Dubbo.


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  • Date : 1979?, catalogued 18 Apr 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Agfacolor, slide number 8292
  • Description : A rather tatty looking 48 class hauling a special from Camberra to Goulburn is seen between Tarago and Lake Bathurst. (Well, somewhere near 264 kilometres from Sydney, to be exact!)


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  • Date : 1974, catalogued 02 Nov 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Ektachrome, slide number 5671
  • Description : 48112 and 4820 cross a trestle bridge near Bukalong on the now-disused Bombala branch.


48137

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  • Date : Jul 1984, catalogued 15 Aug 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12878
  • Description : 48137 (with a 44 class behind) on a rare loco-hauled Canberra Monaro Express cross 3102 with an ARHS special to Bombala on the Cooma line.


The PL class: rebuilt 48 class

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  • Date : 18 Feb 2002, catalogued 02 Jan 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location 100-0066_IMG
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    An unusual sight these days at White Bay Container terminal in Sydney - a Freight Corp loco number PL2 on the front of a short train of containers waiting for clearance (there is a locked gate) to enter the White Bay Terminal on 18/2/02. More unusual still in the fact that there is also an engine PL7 on the rear of the train. That's the Anzac Bridge in the background.


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