This excellent video contains archival footage of Western Australian steam working form the 1960's and a must for all steam fans. By the early 1960's, the Western Australian Government Railways were beginning to use introduce diesels but steam was still prominent on suburban services, some country passenger trains and goods trains.
Using film shot by rail enthusiast Ken Macleay and Richard Gilbert, with loco sound by Ian Scutt, this tape covers steam throughout the 1960's inclusing the "V" class, tank engibes on the suburban services and antiquated steam locos. formally belonging to government railways, working out their final years hauling timber in the south of W.A.
There are scenes of diesels on the standard gauge mining railways in the Pilbara region, including Alco C628's working ore trains in the formative years of the north western mining industry.
Changes to the railways in the late 1960's shown on this tape include the demolition of the East Perth Locomotive Depot, early diesels such as the X class and those of the Midland Railway Company, and views of the early days of the dual gauge line to Northam with the Westland and steam hauled goods trains operating over it.
Total running time: 50 mins (approx)