Through working of locomotives owned by government operators on the Melbourne to Adelaide route was common practice during the 1980s, and most of the 1990s, until the advent of National Rail and privatisation.
Australian National ALCo 965 leads V/Line C508 through Mitcham in the Adelaide suburbs with train no.598 from Melbourne on 4 April 1987.
(Re-processed and upsized - Sept 2016)
Locomotives in this photo
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