|V/Line P Class|
|Builder||Clyde Engineering and Martin & King.
|Engine type||EMD 8-645E|
|Traction motors||EMD D29|
|Top speed||100 km/h|
|Power output||820 kW (1110 hp)|
|Number in class||13|
|Number||P11 - P23|
The V/Line P class diesel electric locomotive were rebuilt from early model 'flat top' T class locomotives in the 1980s by Clyde Engineering (now EDI Rail). The rebuild involved a new cab and carbody, replacing the EMD 8-567C engine with an EMD 8-645E, replacement of the main generator and traction motors, and provision of a separate head end power generator.
The class are currently all in service with V/Line and Pacific National. In passenger usage are most commonly used in push-pull mode with H type carriages, but also operate as single locomotives. In freight service the head end power was occasionally used for the powering of refrigerated containers. P Class 18 hauled the last Leongatha daily passenger service on the 24th of July 1993.
|Locomotive||Pre-conversion||Entered service (T)||Re-entered service (P)||Owner|
|P11||T336||9 May 1956||5 June 1984||V/Line Passenger|
|P12||T329||18 June, 1956||7 June, 1984||V/Line Passenger|
|P13||T340||30 October, 1956||10 July, 1984||V/Line Passenger|
|P14||T330||2 July, 1956||1 August, 1984||V/Line Passenger|
|P15||T344||9 December, 1956||22 October, 1984||V/Line Passenger|
|P16||T332||22 July, 1956||23 November, 1984||V/Line Passenger|
|P17||T327||28 May, 1956||19 December, 1984||V/Line Passenger|
|P18||T339||7 October, 1956||15 February 1985||V/Line Passenger|
|P19||T331||2 July, 1956||26 March, 1985||Pacific National - Rural and Bulk|
|P20||T337||23 September, 1956||29 May, 1985||Pacific National - Rural and Bulk|
|P21||T338||23 September, 1956||27 June, 1985||Pacific National - Rural and Bulk|
|P22||T328||18 June, 1956||11 September, 1985||Pacific National - Rural and Bulk|
|P23||T326||28 May, 1956||11 September 1985||Pacific National - Rural and Bulk|