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Mixed Gallery 2

L262 hauled a special conference train for ARG executives on Wednesday 5 September 2001 from East Perth to Northam. The train is seen at Forrestfield after returning from Northam.

N1876/77 at the head of an empty bauxite bound for Alcoa's Jarrahdale mine (now closed) power up away from Mundijong following a signal stop in April 1988. Both locomotives have been cut up with NB1872/73 (Austrac, NSW) and NA1874 (South Spur,W.A.) the only remaining representatives of this class.

V1213 sits proudly on a low loader at the premises of Willis Light Engineering in Rivervale on 14th May 1992, where it was restored by Ian Willis assisted by friends and colleagues. The locomotive was taken to Forrestfield where it was reunited with it's tender which was transported on a seperate low loader.

A pair of original Westrail orange L class with the Westrail logo still intact. L263 and L261 stand idling at Forrestfield on 8 November 2001

W.A. Railfans were treated to the dramatic spectacle on 27/05/01 of a HVTR train being hauled into the Darling Range by not one, not two, but three magnificent mountain type locomotives. The awesome power generated by these three locos was a unique experience for all those who witnessed the event. This  photo shows the 7 coach train arriving at Dwellingup. The train, part of the normal Dwellingup trip had 3 W's attached to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the introduction of the class. W901 was introduced on 27/04/51 with W960, the final W built, being introduced on 27/06/52.

The W.A. Railfan Site 2001