Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Abc Wednesdays - L for locomotives

This locomotive was the first of its class, built specifically to run on Australia's Transcontinental line between Port Augusta (in SA) and Kalgoorlie (in WA). The line which was completed in 1917, was part of a railway network that linked the east  to the west.

This particular locomotive, G1, on display at the SA Railway Museum at Port Adelaide, was used until 1945.



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7 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Ah,,, I have a thing about locomotives. Very nice.

jeannette said...

I love trains! When living in Holland I made often use of that way of transportation. This is a very classic capture!

Roger Owen Green said...

now you have a country that needs locomotives - large. Wish the US was more train friendly, besides the Northeast corridor.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Julie said...

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EG CameraGirl said...

Excellent! This locomotive looks well maintained.

chubskulit said...

My son said "WOW" upon seeing your photo.

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Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

TheChieftess said...

Perfect!!! Great shot!