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Western Australian Railways

Western Australia is a long way from the eastern states of Australia, where I have spent most of my life, so I have never been particularly intimate with WA railways. However, I have made one or two trips over there, and what little there is in this section arises from those visits. Any reader who is willing and able to contribute images of WA railway scenes not covered here is encouraged to write to me.

G class

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  • Date : Feb 1962, catalogued 12 Feb 1998
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Black and White Kodak, developed and printed myself at the tender age of 14! (These days, my age cannot be described as "tender", but more likely, "tanked"
  • Description : In 1961 I travelled to the UK by ship, and on returning, called at Fremantle on the way. This cute little G class, which is very similar to the SAR Y class , q.v., was shunting the wharves. Unfortunately, not much of the Fremantle railway yards now survive.


S class 4-8-2

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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 18 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12078
  • Description : S class number 542 Bakewell statically preserved at East Perth Interstate Terminal.


J class Bo-Bo diesel electric

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  • Date : 1997 (?), catalogued 28 Sep 2005
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : ex-WAGR J class 102, now sold on to the Rail Technical Support Group, shunts Overland carriages at Spencer Street, while N457 "City of Mildura" looks on. J102 has since been sold again, to Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia (CFCLA)


K class Co-Co diesel electric

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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 18 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12082
  • Description : K class 207 waits at the head of the eastbound Indian Pacific at East Perth Interstate Terminal.


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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 23 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12086
  • Description : Having pulled the eastbound Indian Pacific from Perth overnight, K207 waits to be shunted off at Kalgoorlie, to be replaced by an ANR unit.


L class Co-Co diesel electric

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  • Date : 17 Apr 2002, catalogued 02 Jan 2004
  • Photographer : Stewart Hughes
  • Medium : email digital image, image location quintuple header small
  • Description : Stewart writes:
    This is the most number of locomotives I've seen in Rozelle Yard for a very long time - taken last week. The quintuple header consists of: ANR 422 class 42211, ATN L class 254 and 830 class 8?? and 8??, and Great Northern unidentified GM class. One of the 830 class appeared to have broken down which may be the reason for all these loco's being coupled to one train. On the left in front is Austrac 18 class 1872 which is often here. On the right is CFCLA KL class KL80. A veritable cornucopia of Aussie private locomotive stock!


V class 2-8-2

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  • Date : 16 Nov 2001, catalogued 07 Jan 2002
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location P0013682
  • Description : Built in 1956 by Beyer-Peacock, this class was the last mainline steam locomotive in Australia. V1209 was purchased in 1981 by the Bellarine Peninsula Railway, and restored to service in March 1991, with the assistance of Alcoa of Australia, Ltd.


Around the State

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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 18 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12077
  • Description : An interesting sculpture on the wall of the Interstate Passenger Terminal at East Perth.


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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 23 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12083
  • Description : The eastbound Indian Pacific stands waiting to depart, while a conductor checks the passenger list.


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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 18 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12001
  • Description : A view of the narrow and standard gauge lines into the Fremantle docks area.


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  • Date : Feb 1982, catalogued 23 May 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 12085
  • Description : The Prospector train at Kalgoorlie.


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  • Date : 24 Apr 2000, catalogued 24 Dec 2001
  • Photographer : David Taylor
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number DA1
  • Description : (I don't have any info about this image)


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