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In July & August 1982 there were still a few changes occuring on the W.A. railscene, the then Australian National was repainting its equipment from the old Commonwealth Railways colours (Locomotives red with a broad silver band) to their corporate colours of green and gold. Westrail was still repainting units into its orange colour scheme. Here are a few photos of that era. 

n1876db1583jarrahdale13july82.jpg

N1876+DB1583 haul an empty bauxite train towards Jarrahdale on 13 July 1982. Today the N has been scrapped and the Jarrahdale line is disused, this photo was selected to show just how the line twisted and turned to climb the Darling scarp.

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G51 hauls a suburban passenger train through Welshpool heading for Armadale on 15 July 1982. Today, the line through Welshpool is electrified with 25kv overhead wiring and you would not find goods wagons in the yard as it has been removed.

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DB1583 hauls a caustic soda train through Mundijong heading for Pinjarra on 16 July 1982. It is still possible to photograph these trains and sometimes a DB class will be hauling it.

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K201 stands at Tammin with a brakevan in tow on 20 August 1982. Westrail retired all its K class and the brakevans went also along with the local shunt train.

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GM15 stands at Australian National's Parkestone yard on 20 August 1982. Today, Pacific National and the Australian Railroad Group utilise portions  of the area, GM15 is long gone.