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AWR run special conference train 5/9/01

L262 at Forrestfield after working the special AWR conference train to Northam on Wednesday 5th September 2001

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Observation car EI 84

Posted 7/9/01


South Spur Rail purchase NA1874

South Spur's newly acquired NA1874 pictured at Goninan's Bassendean on 18 August 2001.

South Spur Rail Services have announced the purchase of Alco unit NA1874 from New South Wales based rail operator Austrac Operations Pty Ltd. South Spur's General Manager James Wilson told The W.A. Railfan Site today that he was "very pleased to have secured the NA class for South Spur after much negotiation". Mr Wilson said that NA1874 would also carry the Company's attractive blue livery. NA1874 is believed to be in reasonably good condition, requiring only minor rectification work. South Spur's fitters have had the locomotive fired up at Goninans Bassendean works, where the locomotive has been for many months. It will be moved to the neighbouring ARHS Rail Transport Museum in the near future for immediate rectification work, prior to certification for mainline operations. NA1874 becomes the second narrow gauge locomotive for South Spur, joining R1902.

Posted 7/9/01


Hotham Valley launch 'Blue Ribbon Diner'

Hotham Valley Tourist Railways newly refurbished 'Blue Ribbon Diner' at Mullewa on 1/09/01 - Photo by  Phil Melling

Posted 04/9/01


'XO' woodchip wagons modified for new Albany Mill contract

The first three 'XO' wagons, to be used to transport wood chips from the Albany Plantation Export Company's new Mirambeena Mill near Albany down to to Albany Port, have been re-painted in orange and have had 'hungry boards' fitted. Newly modifed T 01 (exDA1) and T 02 (ex874) will 'top and tail' the XO wagons using single man operation. 1.5km rail line would connect the chip mill on Down Road West, near the Mirambeena Industrial Estate, and the main line to Albany. The Government has brokered the new agreement with the State's private rail operator to ensure the woodchips from the Albany mill will be transported by rail. At the same time, the Government has ensured that it will obtain equity in the rail link as a result of this new agreement. Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the 1.5km rail line would connect the chip mill on Down Road West, near the Mirambeena Industrial Estate, and the main Albany railway.

Posted 1/09/01


A1514 overhaul nearly complete

The overhaul of A1514 is almost complete. With final fitting out taking place at EDI, a trial run should take place shortly. The A is the third narrow gauge locomotive to wear the AWR livery.
T 01 (ex 874) is currently in the EDI paintshop.

Posted 27/08/01


Hotham Valley Update - changes at Pinjarra

Funding for the new works at Pinjarra will come from both Federal & State grants

A new two road engine shed which should house four locomotives receives the finishing touches on 20/08/01

A new covered platform takes shape on 20/08/01

The relocated signal cabin from Narrogin was completed some months ago

An ex South African coach undergoes refurbishment at Pinjarra on 20/08/01. This coach as received an up-market interior complete with fancy light fittings and curtains

HVR's vintage 1955 introduced  XA class no. 1401 Pedong has received the distinctive red stripes on it's cabs. Seen at Pinjarra on 20/08/01

Posted 23/08/01