44 Class
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A. E. Goodwin, Granville

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1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
standard gauge

V - E - T - D

The New South Wales 44 class locomotives were one of the first locomotives built by A. E. Goodwin in the Alco tradition. One-hundred of these DL500B units were built. Introduced in 1957, these locomotives have served every part of NSW, from services in the North and South, to the Indian Pacific. These units are very similar to the South Australian Railways 930 class. They have Alco 251 engines, which develop 1,450 kW (1,940 hp). With driving cabs at both ends, the front ('A' end) of the locomotive had a rounded nose (however not as round as the Clyde/GM "Bulldog nose" type) and a flat nose at the 'B' end. An automatic staff exchanger was fitted to allow the electric train staff to be exchanged at speed. Most of the class were withdrawn in 1994, but many have been retained for further use by many other freight companies, and some have been preserved.

New South Wales Rail Rollingstock
10 class,11 class,12 class,13 class,14 class,15 class,16 class,17 class,18 class,19 class,20 class,21 class,23 class,24 class,25 class,26 class,27 class,28 class,29 class,30 class,(3112)30T class,32 class ,(3237)(3265)34 class,35 class ,(3526)36 class,(3642)38 class,(3801)(3820)(3830)D50 class,D53 class,D55 class,D57 class,D58 class,D59 class,(5917)AD60 class,

SMR 10 class, ROD 2-8-0

40 class,41 class, 42 class,421 class, 422 class,43 class, 44 class,442 class, 45 class,47 class, 48 class,49 class, 70 class,71 class, 72 class,73 class, 79 class,80 class, 81 class,82 class, 90 class,PL class, XPT, X100 class tractor, X200 class tractor,

71 class, 46 class, 85 class, 86 class,

U Set, L,R&S Sets, K set, C set, V set, T set (Tangara), M set (Millennium), H set (OSCAR), A set (Waratah) and B set (Waratah Series 2), Next Generation Intercity Set

CPH railmotor (Tin Hare), Creamy Kate and Trailer, Silver City Comet, 400/500 class, 600/700 class,, 620/720 class, 660/760 class, 900/800 class (DEB), 1100 class (Budd), 1200 class (Tulloch), Xplorer, Endeavour, Hunter

End platform, S type, N type, HUB, RUB, Stainless steel carriage stock

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