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The G8 was a General Motors diesel locomotive with 382 built between 1954 and 1965 for both export and domestic use. They were built by both Electro-Motive Division in the United Statesmarker and by General Motors Diesel Division in Canadamarker for use in ten countries, being equipped to operate on several different track gauges. The G8 was built for use in Australia, Canadamarker, Brazilmarker, Cubamarker, Egyptmarker, Indonesiamarker, Iranmarker, South Koreamarker, Liberiamarker, and New Zealandmarker (NZR DB class).

The G8 was also built in Australia under licence by Clyde Engineering, with Victorian Railways purchasing a total of 89 between 1955 and 1969, with later variants including a redesigned cab, carbody and radiator (the G8B) and those built after 1967 (the G18B) equipped with the newer EMD 645 engine rather than the EMD 567 which had been fitted to the earlier locomotives. They were designated as the T class.


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External links T class page Includes schematic diagram and original October 1954 VR Newsletter article on the G8 locomotive.

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