A pair of Alco model DL531 broad gauge branchliners 874/845, operated by Australian National, wait to depart Apamurra, South Australia, during November 1993 with a loaded grain train heading to the export port at Port Adelaide. The branch was converted to standard gauge in the mid-90s, but unfortunately closed about a decade later.
874 was originally numbered 27 and built by AE Goodwin of Sydney in 1960 for the narrow gauge (3'6" Silverton Tramway at Broken Hill. Surplus to requirements it was sold to the South Australian Railways in 1970, passing into Australian National ownership in 1978. It was later rebuilt and renumbered 907 and as at April 2019 is still in service with Genesee & Wyoming Australia.
Locomotives in this photo
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