N - 2300hp DE Locomotive


For the new passenger services with N cars, a new locomotive was placed into service.

The new locomotive featured Head End Power generator, cab at each end, and a V-12 engine block. The loco's were built at Somerton, Victoria between 1981 and 1984.

There were twenty-five units, numbered 451 - 475.

They replaced _B__, _S__, _T__ and _X__ locomotives.

From the late 1980's, the units were rostered on freight trains to increase utilisation.

Loco history list

   Photos   for  'N  '

FileID Description................................................

   DE408 N - cab shell under construction/frame, Somerton, c1981, [oREW]
   DA252 N - Down set with heritage/brown cars, Spencer Street, 12/2002, [oPJV]
   DA443 N - Down, with heritage car/brown, VLP set, Spencer Street, 12/2002, [oPJV]
   AP682 N - regal set, [sPJV]
   DF548 N - shows cab damage, after separation from M CE, Spencer Street, 3/2003, [oBLL]
   DC020 N - Up VLP, 4 car set, trailing view, skyline, Middle Footscray, 21/11/2002, [oGRE]
   11766 N - Vline orange, with CE and MK, Spencer Street, 5/2001, [oDAC]
   CZ994 N - VLP, Down four car H set FLH32, Lara, 7/7/2004, [oPJV]
   AN195 N - Up, Manor, [oPJV]
   AV215 N - Up Albury Pass, Winton, 20/1/2000, [oPJV]
   AV216 N - Up Albury Pass, Winton, 20/1/2000, [oPJV]
   AV217 N - Up Albury Pass, Winton, 20/1/2000, [oPJV]
   AN179 N 451 - 1, [oPJV]
   AN180 N 451 - Up, Manor, [oPJV]
   DH005 N 451 - Up H set arrives, VLP, Spencer Street, 27/6/2003, [oPJV]
   AN178 N 451 - Up Pass, Traralgon, [oPJV]
   AU737 N 451 - Up Pass, Regal colours, Benalla, [oGRE]
   AI252 N 452 + N 453 - regal, Spencer Street, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   DD588 N 452 - Down pass, Donnybrook, 3/3/2003, [oPJV]
   AI333 N 452 - e1 cab, staff exchange gear, Spencer Street, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   CW893 N 452 - part view e2 cab, staff exchanger empty, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   B3765 N 452 - part view, trailing, Flinders Street, 21/9/2001, [oPJV]
   AH415 N 452 - Royal scheme/ City of Wodonga, [oRXO]
   11354 N 452 - UP Vline pass, regal II scheme, Sale, 8/2000, [sPJV]
   CW892 N 452 - VLP, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   AI335 N 453 - part view cab profile, Spencer Street, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   AI213 N 453 - regal, Spencer Street, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   BB263 N 453 - Up Vline pass, Somerton, 8/1993, [oPJV]
   CX826 N 453 - VLP, Down train, North Melbourne, 17/9/2004, [oPJV]
   DG071 N 454 - s1 centre profile, Spencer Street, 17/7/2003, [oPJV]
   DG031 N 454 - s1e1 profile, Spencer Street, 17/7/2003, [oPJV]
   DG070 N 454 - s1e2 profile, Spencer Street, 17/7/2003, [oPJV]
   DD624 N 454 - Up VLP/car set, Flinders Street, 5/3/2003, [oPJV]
   DF587 N 454 - VLP, s2p, Spencer Street, 17/7/2003, [oPJV]
   DF184 N 455 - Up pass, VLP, West Footscray, 10/5/2003, [oPJV]
   DD357 N 456 + N 468 - shutdown at plat, Spencer Street, 15/3/2003, [oPJV]
   CM804 N 456 - Dn pass, Shepparton, [sPJV]
   CY101 N 456 - Down VLP FH set, Craigeburn, 12/10/2004, [oPJV]
   AS091 N 456 - light engine, 1999, [oDMG]
   CW988 N 456 - mirror view on VLP set, Flinders Street, 4/11/2002, [oPJV]
   CY106 N 456 - part view cab/EDI rebuilt plate, Craigeburn, 12/10/2004, [oPJV]
   AS090 N 456 - pass, 1999, [oDMG]
   CZ721 N 456 - Up VLP, Kilmore East, 2/11/2004, [oPJV]
   DG203 N 456 - Up VLP, South Yarra, 18/6/2003, [oPJV]
   CW987 N 456 - Vline, Flinders Street, 4/11/2002, [oPJV]
   AU800 N 456 - Vline colours, Up Albury Pass, Glenrowan, [oGRE]
   DH008 N 456 - VLP, Up set, Footscray, 27/6/2003, [oPJV]
   CW908 N 457 - cab view, City of Mildura, with N 465, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CW930 N 457 - empty car move, N 466 at plat, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CM672 N 457 - regal/wavy scheme, Spencer Street, 12/2001, [oRXO]
   CX486 N 457 - Up VLP approaches loop, Somerton, 23/12/2003, [sPJV]
   DB998 N 457 - VLP, 3 car Down N set, West Footscray, 21/11/2002, [oGRE]
   CW904 N 457 - VLP, down arrival, Spencer Street, 3/11/2002, [oPJV]
   DC965 N 457 - VLP, Down pass, Flinders Street, 20/2/2003, [oPJV]
   CW898 N 457 - VLP, Up, four car set, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   AN182 N 458, [oPJV]
   BU031 N 458 - Vline, with N 474, Regal, Spencer Street, [sPJV]
   DE025 N 458 - VLP, down pass, Spencer Street, 1/4/2003, [oPJV]
   AB069 N 459 - cab side/plate/City of Echuca, Spencer Street, 10/7/2002, [oPJV]
   CP638 N 459 - Dn pass, Vline with regal scheme cars, Spencer Street, 5/7/2002, [oPJV]
   AA770 N 459 - vl, Spencer Street, 10/7/2002, [oPJV]
   CR267 N 459 - Vl, Down Pass VLP cars, Broadmeadows, 22/7/2002, [oPJV]
   CT244 N 459 - Vl, Up VLP Pass, Beveridge, 23/8/2002, [oPJV]
   CZ985 N 459 - VLP, Down pass, Manor, 7/7/2004, [oPJV]
   CZ996 N 459 - VLP, Up 3 car set, Lara, 7/7/2004, [oPJV]
   AN206 N 460, [oPJV]
   CW920 N 460 + N - light engines from Dynon, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   DD643 N 460 - Down pass approaches Home arrival, Donnybrook, 4/3/2003, [oPJV]
   DY299 N 460 - Down VLP H set, North Melbourne, 27/1/2005, [oPJV]
   DU345 N 460 - Up VLP set, West Footscray, 11/2002, [oGRE]
   CW932 N 460 - VLP, 4 car set, train examiners, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   DA495 N 460 - VLP, Up Geelong, 3 car set, Werribee, 12/2002, [oPJV]
   DP546 N 461 + P 11 - Down Pass, Spencer Street, 3/10/2003, [oPJV]
   CP608 N 461 - Dn H cars, regal II scheme, Spencer Street, 3/7/2002, [oPJV]
   DF157 N 461 - Up VLP, West Footscray, 10/5/2003, [oMID]
   CS000 N 461 - VLP, Flinders Street, 17/9/2002, [oPJV]
   CW926 N 461 - VLP, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CW927 N 461 - VLP, trailing view west into pass yard, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CZ987 N 461 - VLP, Up five car H set, Lara, 7/7/2004, [oPJV]
   CZ988 N 461 - VLP, wide view, Up five car H set, Lara, 7/7/2004, [oPJV]
   DP984 N 462 - night, close shunt move, Spencer Street, 21/10/2003, [oPJV]
   AI358 N 462 - Vline, Kyneton, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   AI375 N 462 - Vline, e1, Kyneton, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   AI360 N 462 - Vline, e2, Kyneton, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   DF554 N 463 - cab damage/#2 end after collision, Spencer Street, 3/2003, [oBLL]
   DF555 N 463 - cab damage/#2 end after separation, Spencer Street, 3/2003, [oBLL]
   CT420 N 463 - Down VLP approach plat 10, Flinders Street, 29/8/2002, [oPJV]
   DD870 N 463 - part view, Spencer Street, 29/3/2003, [oPJV]
   CW922 N 463 - part view cab/City of bendigo, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   DH043 N 463 - s1e1, VLP, Newport, 27/6/2003, [oPJV]
   CW913 N 463 - s1e1c, VLP, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CW888 N 463 - VLP, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CX469 N 463 - VLP, Down 4 car H set, Manor, 5/5/2004, [oREW]
   DH042 N 463 - VLP, Down Geelong, Newport, 27/6/2003, [oPJV]
   CW935 N 463 - VLP, with 7018 background, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   AN183 N 464, [oPJV]
   AN184 N 464, [oPJV]
   AN185 N 464, [oPJV]
   CR166 N 464 - Dn Pass, Regal scheme/set, North Melbourne, 18/7/2002, [oPJV]
   CZ719 N 464 - Down VLP, Kilmore East, 2/11/2004, [oPJV]
   AB068 N 464 - Regal I, Up pass, Spencer Street, 10/7/2002, [oPJV]
   12419 N 464 - Up Ballarat pass passes old yard/station, Warrenheip, 10/6/2003, [oPJV]
   DB994 N 464 - vlp, Down N set, West Footscray, 21/11/2002, [oGRE]
   AN186 N 465, [oPJV]
   AN207 N 465 - Dn Albury Express, 1989, [oPJV]
   CA728 N 465 - Dn Pass, Heathcote Junction, 18/2/1987, [oPJV]
   CW903 N 465 - Up approaches plat, H set, signalbox, view west, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CW905 N 465 - Up GLG arrival, VLP, passengers disembark, Spencer Street, 3/11/2002, [oPJV]
   DF679 N 465 - Up VLP, plat 10, Flinders Street, 23/5/2003, [oPJV]
   DP396 N 465 - VLP, Spencer Street, 3/10/2003, [oPJV]
   DG141 N 465 - VLP, Flinders Street, 16/6/2003, [oPJV]
   CW921 N 466 + N 460 - trailing view, attach to pass, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   AV287 N 466 - Up Pass, Wodonga, 19/1/2000, [oPJV]
   DD578 N 466 - Up pass along SG loop, Donnybrook, 3/3/2003, [oPJV]
   DH065 N 466 - Up VLP H cars, North Melbourne, 28/6/2003, [oPJV]
   CW934 N 466 - VLP, end on cab view, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   BD924 N 467 - Dn Pass, Vline, 1989, [oPJV]
   DT981 N 467 - Down VLP pass, Spencer Street, 10/8/2002, [oPJV]
   AH415 N 467 - part view, Vline, South Dynon, c1996, [oRXO]
   DB860 N 467 - vl with VLP cars, Spencer Street, 21/1/2003, [oPJV]
   CT280 N 467 - VL, Down Pass, 3 car VLP set plus Vline car, Donnybrook, 23/8/2002, [oPJV]
   DB861 N 467 - vl, trailing, end 1, Spencer Street, 21/1/2003, [oPJV]
   AA398 N 467 - vl, Up pass, Flinders Street, 10/7/2002, [oPJV]
   AI883 N 468 - Down VLP H set, North Melbourne, 14/8/2002, [oPJV]
   CW906 N 468 - Up arrival, VLP, H cars, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   BU202 N 468 - Vl, pass, Breakwater, [oSXH]
   AI882 N 468 - VLP, Down H set, North Melbourne, 14/8/2002, [oPJV]
   CZ712 N 468 - VLP, Down Traralgon Pass, Flinders Street, 1/11/2004, [oPJV]
   CW907 N 468 - VLP, plat 4, H set, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CR275 N 468 - VLP, Up H set, North Melbourne, 23/7/2002, [oPJV]
   CX468 N 469 - Down GLG, 3 car N set, Manor, 5/5/2004, [oREW]
   DU307 N 469 - number plate, City of Morwell , 3/12/2002, [oGRE]
   DD677 N 469 - VLP arrives, Flinders Street, 8/3/2003, [oPJV]
   CW910 N 469 - VLP, platform view, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   CW916 N 469 - VLP/thick, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   AN208 N 470, [oPJV]
   CA828 N 470 - Official opening, Long Island steel sidings, Long Island, c1983, [oREW]
   DH087 N 470 - Up VLP approaches Franklin St, North Melbourne, 28/6/2003, [oPJV]
   DC027 N 470 - vlp, Down H cars, West Footscray, 21/11/2002, [oGRE]
   CW941 N 470 - VLP, Up arrival, Spencer Street, 31/10/2002, [oPJV]
   AN187 N 471, [oPJV]
   CT125 N 471 - part view/cab, VLP, Spencer Street, 21/8/2002, [oPJV]
   DB721 N 471 - Vline pass, 1980s, [oPTC]
   DH648 N 471 - VLP, Spencer Street, 28/7/2003, [oPJV]
   CZ727 N 472 - Down VLP Pass near CRA 552 marker, Craigeburn, 2/11/2004, [oPJV]
   AA410 N 472 - regal, e2, Spencer Street, 25/3/2000, [oPJV]
   BY494 N 472 - regal, trailing, Spencer Street, [sPJV]
   DD607 N 472 - Up pass, all VLP colours, birds on wire, Wallan, 4/3/2003, [oPJV]
   CS818 N 472 - Vl, Down Geelong pass, Paisley, 1980s, [oPTC]
   DH211 N 472 - VLP, down H set, Spencer Street, 1/7/2003, [oPJV]
   DA449 N 472 - VLP, on 4 car set, Spencer Street, 12/2002, [oPJV]
   DU322 N 473 - cab/staff exchanger box(mt)/ City of Warragul , Shepparton, 3/12/2002, [oGRE]
   CM832 N 473 - Dn FH set, regal scheme, Footscray, 12/1/2002, [sPJV]
   DU323 N 473 - VLP at plat, P 19 in yard, Shepparton, 3/12/2002, [oGRE]
   AI888 N 473 - VLP, down 5 car set, all VLP, North Melbourne, 14/8/2002, [oPJV]
   AN188 N 474, [oPJV]
   AN189 N 474, [oPJV]
   BU031 N 474 - Regal, with N 458, Vline, Spencer Street, [sPJV]
   AB085 N 474 - train blockade, Bairnsdale, [oMJV]
   DD120 N 474 - Up pass after dusk, Spencer Street, 25/2/2003, [oPJV]
   DH041 N 474 - VLP, Up Geelong/overpaint graffitti cars, Newport, 27/6/2003, [oPJV]
   AN190 N 475, [oPJV]
   CM872 N 475 - Overland, South Australia, [oGRS]
   AV235 N 475 - Up Pass, Mangalore, 18/1/2000, [oPJV]
   CZ728 N 475 - Up VLP Pass near deviation site, Craigeburn, 2/11/2004, [oPJV]
   DY134 N 475 - VLP, North Melbourne, 30/11/2004, [oPJV]
   DA307 N 475 - VLP, Spencer Street, 12/2002, [oPJV]
   DF677 N 475 - VLP, Down pass departs, Spencer Street, 23/5/2003, [oPJV]
   Diagrams   for  'N  '

FileID Description................................................

   AC988 N - cab schematic, [sPJV]
   AC989 N - cab schematic 2, [sPJV]
   AC990 N - loco details, [sPJV]
   AK146 N - loco/car/cartoon, 1990, [oMXM]
   AB693 N - pass (cartoon), c1991, [oMXM]
   AB691 N - with wingnut (cartoon), c1991, [oMXM]

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File c551m compiled by Peter J. Vincent, updated 14/3/2008