Locomotive class register

The locomotive class register is a register of classes of locomotives that are permitted to operate on any licensed rail network in NSW.

The locomotive class register is comprised of:

  • Locomotive classes that were operating on the NSW Licensed Rail Network prior to any approval being required through the Environmental Protection Licenses issued under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and Pollution Control Approvals issued pursuant to the former Pollution Control Act 1970 (“Introduced prior to approval process”);
  • Locomotive classes that were approved under Pollution Control Approvals issued pursuant to the former Pollution Control Act 1970 (“Approved under previous legislation”);
  • Locomotive classes that were approved through the approval process in the Environmental Protection Licenses issued under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (“EPA … Approved”).

If a rolling stock operator wishes to operate a class of locomotive on a Licensed Rail Network other than a class of locomotive listed on the locomotive class register, they must obtain written approval from the EPA prior to operating a locomotive of that class. From 5 August 2020, approval is subject to compliance with noise and air emission limits as outlined in the Rolling Stock Operator licences.

Locomotive class register

The following locomotives are approved for operation on the NSW Licensed Rail Network.

Locomotive Noise Emissions Air Emissions
Class Approval Path Approval Date Approval Path Approval Date

BK

EPA SDA1 Type approved

16 November 2012

Existing

Not applicable

1100

EPA Class approved

13 March 2012

Existing

Not applicable

SCT

EPA GT 46 C-Ace Type approved

17 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

LDP

EPA GT 46 C-Ace Type approved

17 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

TT

EPA GT 46 C-Ace Type approved

17 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

TT1

EPA GT 46 C-Ace Type approved

17 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

WH

EPA GT 46 C-Ace Type approved

17 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

GWA

EPA GT 46 C-Ace Type approved

17 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

92

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

93

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

6000

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

XRN

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

GWU

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

CEY

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

CF

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

14

EPA Class approved

19 January 2007

Existing

Not applicable

Hunter rail car

EPA Class approved

15 August 2006

Existing

Not applicable

RL

EPA Class approved

30 November 2007

Existing

Not applicable

VL

EPA Class approved

14 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

XR-2/XRB

EPA Class approved

2006

Existing

Not applicable

90

Approved under previous legislation

1994

Existing

Not applicable

NR

Approved under previous legislation

1996

Existing

Not applicable

82

Approved under previous legislation

1994

Existing

Not applicable

81

Approved under previous legislation

1982

Existing

Not applicable

BL

Approved under previous legislation

1982

Existing

Not applicable

G

Approved under previous legislation

1982

Existing

Not applicable

Endeavour Car

Approved under previous legislation

1993

Existing

Not applicable

Xplorer

Approved under previous legislation

1993

Existing

Not applicable

3200

EPA Class Approved

28 June 2013

Existing

Not applicable

BRM

EPA Class Approved

12 July 2013

Existing

Not applicable

CFCLA CM

EPA Class Approved

22 January 2014

Existing

Not applicable

1200

EPA Class Approved

22 May 2014

Existing

Not applicable

FIE

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

5000

EPA C43/44aci Type approved

20 January 2006

Existing

Not applicable

5020

EPA C43/44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

6020

EPA C43/44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

AC

EPA C43/44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

ACA

EPA C43/44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

SSR

EPA GT46C-ACE Type approved

17 April 2008

Existing

Not applicable

CRL

EPA C43/44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

CSR

EPA SDA1 Type approved

14 August 2012

Existing

Not applicable

CFCLA

EPA CM MP33C Type approved

22 January 2014

Existing

Not applicable

Any other MP33C type

EPA MP33C Type approved

1 September 2014

Existing

Not applicable

PB

EPA 2GS16B-AU 7 Type approved

January 2015

Existing

Not applicable

CS

EPA Windhoff DB690 Type approved

22 August 2002

Existing

Not applicable

ACB

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

MRL

EPA C43aci & 44aci Type approved

12 August 2009

Existing

Not applicable

700

EPA class approved

21 January 2016

Existing

Not applicable

PHC

EPA C43/44aci Type approved

4 March 2016

Existing

Not applicable

QBX

EPA SDA-1 Type approved

14 July 2016

Existing

Not applicable

NRE

NR – approved under previous legislation

1996

Existing

Not applicable

18

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

22

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

31

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

35

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

42

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

421

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

423/1502

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

43

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

44

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

44s

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

442

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

442s

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

45

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

45s

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

47

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

48

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

48s

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

422

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

49

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

73

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

80

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

80s

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

600

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

830

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

900

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

930

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

ALF

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

AN

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

B

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

C

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

CLF

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

CLP

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

D

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

DC

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

DL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

EL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

FL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

GL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

GM(1-11)

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

GM(12-47)

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

HL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

JL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

KL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

MM

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

PL

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

LQ

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

LZ

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

S

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

L

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

K

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

T

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

X

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

XP(XPT)

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

N Class

JT22HC-2 – introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

Cs

GT26C – introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

103

45 – introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

A Class

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

H Class

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

P Class

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

Y Class

Introduced prior to approval process

Not applicable

Existing

Not applicable

New Classes

TBA

TBA

Tier 2 Approved

TBA

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