The 82 class is a class of mainline diesel locomotive introduced in 1994 in the state of New South Wales. 58 were ordered by then freight operator Freightrail which latter became FreightCorp, and were completed under a Ready Power contract, by Clyde Engineering, Mittagong, New South Wales. The introduction of these locomotives, along with the 90 class, have allowed the withdrawal of the older Freightrail locomotives. They have two cabs, built in a hood style. The 82 class has an EMD 12-710G3A engine, developing 2,425 kW (3,250 hp) of power. They have a mass of 132 t, Co-Co axles and have a maximum speed of 121 km/h. They are often seen operating in pairs, threes or fours. They also operate coupled to the 80 class, 81 class and 90 class. The class were then acquired by Pacific National in the sale of Freightcorp. All are in the Freightcorp livery, with Pacific National decals over the Freightcorp logo. All class members are allocated to the coal division of Pacific National with one based on the Leigh Creek coal 3 were used but have been replaced with a XRB and V544.
8244 was involved in the DELEC pile up and was later rebuilt 8212 and 8256 rolled over after a derailment at Saxonvale Junction (South of Singleton) in August 2000 while working a coal train. Both locomotives were fully repaired, with 8212 being one of the first loco's to have a Pacific National decal and was displayed at the Werris Creek during the 125th Anniversary of the town. 8219, 8246 and 8247 were scrapped after a collision at Beresfield, NSW in 1997.