Following on from the previous upload, after the rapid demise of The Explorer tourist train in mid-1994, loco 961 retained its special livery, but was relegated to normal broad gauge freight duties around South Australia by then owner Australian National.
On 22 February 1995 961/852/874 rumble past the yards and facilities at Dry Creek South with a broad gauge transfer move of wagons destined for storage on the Eudunda branch.
The boxcars were made redundant by National Rail/Australian National, but thankfully were picked up by private operator SCT for their standard gauge Melbourne to Perth run inaugurated later that same year.
961 was converted to standard gauge later in the year and ownership transferred a couple of times post privatisation of Australian National. It is currently owned by CFCL Australia and stored out of use at Gouburn, NSW.
Locomotives in this photo
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