Genesee & Wyoming Aust Donates diesel loco 517 to NRM
NRM is very appreciative to receive 500 class broad gauge shunt engine 517, as a donation from GWA. It is due for delivery on Thursday 19 December 2013. This locomotive is not fully operational, however it becomes the third 500 class donated by GWA to the SA rail heritage sector - SteamRanger, Steamtown and now NRM.
It is planned for 517 to take over as the prime broad gauge shunter - thus relieving 801 of those duties; however the latter will be used for special occasions.
Thanks again to GWA.
Bob Sampson - Executive Officer