When originally delivered in June 1972, CLP10 (or CL17 as it was then) was the last loco in the world built with the unique EMD streamlined nose. CLP10 is currently being restored by a group of volunteers in Cootamundra, New South Wales - donations to the project can be made via this link
The specially designed Australian National passenger livery applied to the Morrsion Knudsen Australia CL class rebuilds was the best livery ever applied to a diesel locomotive in Australia.
So it was a tad quirky that just 3 days after being handed over to Australian National by MKA that CLP10/CLP11 were assigned for a test run on the slow moving Leigh Creek coal train.
They are seen here departing Stirling North with the empty train bound for the coalfield. By the end of the day, both locos would have failed requiring a rescue mission with older loco power - 1 November 1993.
Locomotives in this photo
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