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20 Years Ago Jan-Feb1982


Whats new on RailWA
20 Years Ago July-August 1982 Part 1
20 Years Ago July-August 1982 Part 2
GM1 and the Federation Train
20Years Ago March-April 1982
20 Years Ago Jan-Feb1982
Joe Moir's Photographs
Australia Western Railroad Photos
Loco Depots-Great Southern
Perth Suburban Rail System-1
Perth Suburban Rail System -2
Perth Suburban Rail System-3
David's DA Class Page
W.A. Narrow Gauge Trains
Geraldton and the Midwest
Kalgoorlie Area The 80's
Kalgoorlie Area The 90's
Steam Photos
Around Perth-Diesels
Forrestfield Loco Depot -1980
Forrestfield/ Kewdale 2002
Some Selected Photos of Days Gone By
3801 In W.A.
Then and Now
Davids 2001 Train Gallery
Davids Photo's (Part 1)
Davids photographs (Part 2)
Davids Photographs (Part3)
A1513 History in Pictures
4472 Flying Scotsman and 4079 Pendennis Castle
Rail Tours
Locotrol Workings
Interstate Trains-New South Wales
Interstate Trains- South Australia 1984
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An occasional page featuring the railscene in Western Australia 20 years ago. Featured at the moment is January & February 1982.


AB1536 is seen arriving at Narembeen with a train from Kondinin on 4 January 1982. AB1536 is still working for AWR and has just been reactiviated after a period in store.


The Metrovick X class diesels were still an important part of the railscene in Western Australia in 1982, XA1407 Wirngir + XB1018 Inpirra are seen arriving at Bruce Rock with a train from Merredin on 4 January 1982.


Even on the Great Southern Railway it was still possible to photograph Metrovicks on the mainline, here XA1401 Pedong+ XA1413 Yabaroo are seen passing Broomehill on 8 January 1982. 1401 has been preserved on the Hotham Valley Railway.


In 1982 the Pemberton to Northcliffe Railway was still operated by Westrail (now part of the Pemberton tramway). X1007 Natingaro powers a loaded timber/ mixed goods train over the Pemberton - Northcliffe Road on 11 January 1982.


N1877+D1565 haul an empty bauxite train through Mundijong heading for Jarrahdale on 12 January 1982. The Jarrahdale line has closed but you can still photograph bauxite trains running through Mundijong from Pinjarra, normally hauled by a single S class diesel.


At Forrestfield Loco depot on 7 February 1982 X1001 Yalagonga, A1510 and R1901 were photographed. X1001 is at the Rail Transport Museum preserved as a static exhibit, A1510 was exported to New Zealand (its fate is not known)and R1901 was cut up.


In 1982 standard gauge wheat trains were normally hauled by the Clyde GM L class, today the Q class dominate these services. L255 is seen heading an empty grain through Hazelmere on 17 February 1982. L255 is still working usefully for AWR.


In 1982 the Australind passenger train to Bunbury was still hauled by X class diesels, here we see X1023 Kariera heading towards Queens Park and Bunbury on 19 February 1982.