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Clyde-EMD JT-42C

Scale: 1:87

Clyde-EMD JT-42C drawing 2000 by Ian J Smith. All rights reserved. Used by permission. If you would like to use this image, or a painted version of it on your web site, you may do so, providing that you notify the artist and place a link back to The Railroad Paintshop. Linking directly to the image on the Railroad Paint Shop site is prohibited. If you want to use the image in any other form of publication, you must have the prior written permission of the artist.

Historical notes by the artist: The Clyde EMD JT-42C is a unique locomotive, having a hood type car body but equipped with full width driving cabs at each end, doing away with the need for turning at journey's end. Their large and roomy cabs feature a forward sloping windshield for better sun protection and are fiitted with air conditioning. Ordered by the State Rail Authority of NSW and designated 82 class, 8201 was officially handed over by Clyde Engineering on March 23, 1994, the first of a 55 unit order, 8255 entering service on May 31, 1995. The JT-42C has a C-C wheel arrangement, powered by an EMD 12-710G3A diesel engine rated at 3,000HP They are fitted with dynamic brakes, Super Series wheel slip control, weigh 130 tons and are 72' 2" long over the couplers. They operate throughout NSW hauling interstate express freights and work in triples hauling high tonnage coal trains into Newcastle's Kooragang Island coal loader, for export. Three units, 8219, 8246 and 8247 were involved in a coal train wreck at Beresfield in October 1997 and were damaged beyond repair. After early teething problems were rectified, the JT-42Cs have been performing well and can be seen mixed with other classes on freights throughout NSW.

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