NSW 442 class | Welcome to this web site about the The 442’s

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Status for 442 and 700 class.


120 / 11 km/h (442)

115 / 20 km/h (GL)

The 442 class was used to replace the 40 class, with the latter becoming trade-ins. After the first 34 locos had been delivered, A E Goodwin went out of business, and Comeng took over the contract. They were used for mainline traffic, and like the 44s, many ended up being based at Broadmeadow. Now, all have been withdrawn, after some hung on for a last gasp when required. They almost ruled the North Coast line, the period between 1991-1994 saw 442’s on almost all types of North Coast workings untill the 81 class took there place.

Many of the class have been transferred to other operators, these being Silverton, Morrison Knudsen (MKA), and Austrac. Many of the others have been scrapped. The remainder were auctioned, going to CFCLA as the GL and JL classes.

Junee Railway Workshops (Austrac):

These locos were refurbished, and both were then leased to BHP at Port Kembla.

They were withdrawn when National Rail took over the BHP work from Junee Railway Workshops (Austrac), and were rebuilt as part of CFCLA’s GL class.


These locos were bought at the SRA’s loco auction, and some were then been refurbished. Later, they were also hired to NR while the NR class locos were being constructed. The range of operations is the same as for the 27 class. Some are based at Parkes, while others operate in the Sydney area, The Main North to Narrabri also see’s Silverton 442 class operate cotton trains to and from Narrabri Narrabri West.

The former Silverton 442 class are now operated by a new owner by the name of Cootes Industrial. Locomotives 442s5 and 442s2 are the most resent of the former Silverton owned 442 class to return to service after overhaul and repaint in the Cootes livery. The livery can be seen in the photo section of this site.

Silverton 442


These locos have been refurbished, and are used in southern New South Wales and the Sydney area.

JL401-402 are in an SRA-style livery much like tuscan 442 class but with JL 401 in blue with yellow streaks, and JL 402 in green liver with yellow streaks; JL403 is in a CFCLA livery; while JL404 is in RH Transport livery. All except JL 404 have been re-numbered back to original 442 numbering.

Two being former JL 405 406 have gone on to be rebuilt as GL class locomotives.


These rebuilds are now all in service, and are being leased to a variety of operators in the Sydney/NSW area.

Preserved locomotives:

Silverton 442
Silverton 442
Silverton 442
Silverton 442
Silverton 442
Silverton 442
Silverton 442
Silverton 442

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