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On the now closed and lifted railway from Narrogin to Collie, English Electric G51 hauls Metrovick X1028"Meeraman" and train through Dumberning towards Collie, twenty years ago on 29 April 1983.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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From the left we see withdrawn XB1027, Z1151, X1031 (in for repairs) and accident damaged XB1022.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.

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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.

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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.