G class diesel electric locomotives
MODEL: JT26C-2SS
By the mid 1980's V/Line realised that it was time to start replacing their first generation mainline diesels with modern high horsepower locos. Their introduction (along with the N class) saw the withdrawl of most B and S class. About this time most remaining branches were being upgraded to allow the use of these heavier locos. The G's were quite similar mechanically to the C class except for two important differences. They were equipped with the standard dash 2, modular electrical system and they were fitted with Super Series wheelslip control. They were the first mainline diesels delivered without automatic staff exchangers. There are differences within the class, the first 5 had the bigger AR 16 generator/alternator compared to the rest of the class that recieved the smaller AR 11. Other differences can be found in the specifications on the diagrams at the bottom of the page. The first 5 G's were actually an extension of AN's order for BL's and were built at Clyde's Rosewater, South Australia plant. G's 516 - 525 were also built at Rosewater. G 526 - 543 were built at Clyde's Somerton, Victoria plant.

All photos at Sth Dynon, 1985 - 1988

Road # Serial #
In service
Disposition Colour schemes Notes
1st order All to FV
G 511 84-1239
16/10/1984
vlo
G 512 84-1240
27/10/1984
vlo
G 513 85-1241
vlo
G 514 85-1242
8/12/1984
vlo
G 515 85-1243
19/12/1984
vlo

2nd order

G 516 85-1229
12/1985
vlo
G 517 85-1230
3/1986
vlo scrapped
G 518 85-1231
2/1986
vlo scrapped
G 519 85-1232
12/1985
vlo
G 520 85-1233
3/1986
vlo
G 521 85-1234
2/1986
vlo
G 522 86-1235
3/1986
vlo
G 523 86-1236
3/1986
vlo
G 524 86-1237
4/1986
vlo
G 525 86-1238
4/1986
vlo
3rd order
G 526 88-1256
3/1988
vlo
G 527 88-1257
4/1988
vlo
G 528 88-1258
26/5/1988
vlo
G 529 88-1259
17/6/1988
vlo
G 530 88-1260
8/7/1988
vlo
G 531 88-1261
15/8/1988
vlo
G 532 88-1262
9/1988
vlo
G 533 88-1263
11/1988
vlo
G 534 88-1264
11/1988
vlo
G 535 88-1265
12/1988
vlo
G 536 88-1266
2/1989
vlo
4th order
G 537 89-1270
5/1989
vlo
G 538 89-1271
5/1989
vlo
G 539 89-1272
6/1989
vlo
G 540 89-1273
8/1989
vlo Named "Wycheproof"
G 541 89-1274
9/1989
vlo Named "Birchip"
G 542 89-1275
10/1989
vlo Named "Warracknabeal"
G 543 89-1276
11/1989
vlo



G 524 at Sth Dynon loco. Jan. 2 2010

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