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20Years Ago March-April 1982


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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It is hard to believe that the Westrail system was so different in 1982, on this page are several photos which document these changes yet, they were everyday scenes then.


X1001 "Yalagonga" hauls a Perth bound Australind into Armadale on 12 March 1982. X1001 is now preserved as a static exhibit at the Rail Transport Museum Bassendean. The Australind itself is now diesel railcars.  


The ARHS organised a tour to Gingin on the former Midland Railway utilising the then new ADL/ADC railcars. Here we see ADL801/ADC851 at Gingin on 13 March 1982. The railcars are now on the Auckland suburban system in New Zealand. 


The ARHS organised a tour to the Midland Workshops on the 14 March 1982. No one would have forecast the closure of the "shops" yet this happened. The next three photographs feature various scenes at Midland.
New classleader DB1581 receives some last fitting out details prior to commissioning. Today 1581 is still working for AWR.


There were still several steam locomotives at Midland in 1982, here we see V1206, later cut up onsite.


From the left we see withdrawn XB1027, Z1151, X1031 (in for repairs) and accident damaged XB1022. Only Z1151 survives, preserved at Steamtown in Peterborough South Australia.


XA1412+XA1403 haul their train away from Kojunup on the now closed and lifted Kojunup to Katanning Railway (which also went through to Boyup Brook and Bunbury) on 2 April 1982. The cab of XA1403 is "preserved" at Gosnells Railway Markets.


D1564 is seen rather battered following a derailment at Bridgetown. Photo taken on 10 April 1982. D1564 is now working in Tasmania with a low full width nose on the short end. 


The ARHS ran a railtour to Bolgart on 25 April 1982. X1030 hauled the train and is seen shunting a four wheeled van prior to running around the train at Bolgart.