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Broad & Standard Gauge 500-class diesel locomotives

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Class:500
Builder:South Australia Railways, Islington, South Australia
Number in Class:34
Wheel Arrangement:Bo-Bo
Engine:Manufacture:English Electric
Model:4 SRKT
Cylinders:Number:4 in line
Power:372 kW
Traction Motors (number):4
Gear ratio:72:15
Tractive Effort:Starting:139 kN
Continuous:133 kN at 6 km/h
Wheel Diameter (Driven):0.91 m
Length (over coupling points):12.6 m
Maximum Axle Load:14.2 t
Total weight:56.8 t
Fuel Capacity:3180 1
Maximum Speed:64 km/h

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500 -- 534

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
25.4.1964Ran a test trip from Islington to Penfield.
1.6.1964Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.500
20.11.1964Transferred to standard gauge and worked construction trains on Radium Hill line.
29.6.1966Transferred back to broad gauge.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
-Renumbered 534 to fit in with new Australian National computer system.
21.8.1987Transferred from broad gauge to standard gauge.
4.1994Withdrawn.
10.1997Scrapped.

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501

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
2.7.1964Ran a test trip.
8.7.1964Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.501
11.7.1968First broad gauge locomotive into Peterborough.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1993Sent to Penrice Soda Products at Osborne to temporarily replace 516.
2.1994Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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502

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
3.7.1964Ran a test trip.
7.7.1964Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.502
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1989Withdrawn.
16.4.1991Sent to Simms for scrapping.

503

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
26.1.1965Ran a test trip.
27.1.1965Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.503
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
15.1.1988Stored.
2.7.1988Sent to Islington Workshops for storage, ex Peterborough.
30.11.1989Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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504

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
17.2.1965Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.504
14.3.1965First diesel locomotive to replace steam shunt locomotive at Tailem Bend.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
10.1990Withdrawn.
1992Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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505

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
26.2.1964Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.505
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
4.1993Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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506

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
19.3.1965Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.506
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
25.1.1992Damaged in an accident at Islington Freight Terminal. Stored as a result.
29.8.1992Written off.
18.5.1994Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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507

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
6.4.1965Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.507
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
18.12.1987Stored.
1988Sent to Islington Workshops for withdrawl.
1991Purchased by Steamranger (ARHS SA Div).
18.3.1991Delivered to Steamranger (ARHS SA Div) Dry Creek Depot.

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508

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
3.5.1965Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.508
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
29.4.2000Sent to Mile End to replace 532 as SCT shunter [cp 7.2000].
21.10.2002Involved in level crossing accident at Tennant Creek resulting in severe damage to the loco [cp 11.2002].
5.2003Will be repaired using parts from engine 516. [cp 5.2003]
2006Following sale of "Australian Rail Group" this locomotive transferred to "Genesee and Wyoming Australia". [cp 5.2006]

509

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
17.12.1965Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.509
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
10.1991Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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510

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
17.12.1965Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.510
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
11.1988Withdrawn.
1.1990Scrapped.

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511

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
7.1.1966Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.511
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
2.6.1988Had a shunt accident at Port Augusta. Cabin area damaged.
1988Sent from Port Augusta Workshops to Islington for storage,
30.11.1989Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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512

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
26.1.1966Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.512
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
4.1991Withdrawn.
1992Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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513

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
14.2.1966Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.513
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
2.7.1988Sent to Islington Workshops for storage.
8.8.1988Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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514

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
2.3.1966Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.514
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.1992Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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18.5.2002 Port Dock - DE 515 + Y12 + wagon Y5019 18.5.2002 Port Dock - DE515 + AVEP349

515

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
29.12.1966Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.515
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
2.6.1992Delivered to Port Dock Station Railway Museum.

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516

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
8.2.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.516
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
15.1.1988Stored.
3.3.1990Hired to Penrice Soda Products.
1993Returned to Australian National depot for repairs.
5.2003Cannabalised of parts to rebuild engine 508. [cp 5.2003]

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517

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
23.2.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.517
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
2006Following sale of "Australian Rail Group" this locomotive transferred to "Genesee and Wyoming Australia". [cp 5.2006]

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518

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
17.3.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.518
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
18.12.1987Stored.
-Returned to service as the workshops shunter at Islington.
9.12.1991Withdrawn.

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519

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
7.4.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.519
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.1993Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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520

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
28.4.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.520
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
15.1.1988Stored.
2.7.1988Sent to Islington Workshops for storage.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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521

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
13.11.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.521
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
18.12.1987Stored.
2.7.1988Sent to Islington Workshops for storage.
30.11.1989Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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522

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
29.11.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.522
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
17.12.1987Stored.
2.7.1988Sent to Islington Workshops for storage.
30.11.1989Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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523

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
20.12.1967Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.523
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
17.12.1987Stored.
1988Sent to Islington Workshops for withdrawl.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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524

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
16.2.1968Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.524
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
26.8.1987Transferred from broad gauge to standard gauge.
2.7.1988Sent to Islington Workshops for storage.
30.11.1989Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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525

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
8.3.1968Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.525
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
22.5.1987Transferred from broad gauge to standard gauge.
3.1991Withdrawn.
20.9.1991Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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526

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
1.4.1968Entered service as broad gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.526
29.4.1969Worked last Willunga goods train.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
15.1.1994Written off.
21.4.1994Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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527

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
-Stored at Terowie before entering standard gauge service.
17.2.1969Entered service as standard gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.527
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
-To Specialised Container Transport as Mile End yard shunter.
2006Following sale of "Australian Rail Group" this locomotive transferred to "QRN - West". [cp 5.2006]

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528

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
-Stored at Terowie before entering standard gauge service.
5.3.1969Entered service as standard gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.528
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1982Repainted in green and gold, first of its class.
4.1992Withdrawn.
15.1.1994Written off.
21.4.1994Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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529

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
-Stored at Terowie before entering standard gauge service.
21.3.1969Entered service as standard gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.529
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.1992Withdrawn.
15.1.1994Written off.
21.4.1994Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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530

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
-Stored at Terowie before entering standard gauge service.
28.4.1969Entered service as standard gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.530
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1.3.1988Withdrawn and stored at Port Augusta.
1992Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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531

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
-Stored at Terowie before entering standard gauge service.
14.4.1969Entered service as standard gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.531
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.1990Withdrawn.
16.4.1991Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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24.12.1986 Keswick 532

532

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
1.6.1964Entered service as standard gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.532
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
-Used as SCT shunter at Mile End.
29.4.2000Returned to Dry Creek after being replace by 508 [cp 7.2000].
2003Move to Whyalla for use as spare standard gauge shunter. [cp 7.2003]
2006Following sale of "Australian Rail Group" this locomotive transferred to "Genesee and Wyoming Australia". [cp 5.2006]
15.06.2012Donated to Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre from "Genesee and Wyoming Australia" for preservation. [railsa]

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19.5.1986 533 diesel Gladstone

533 -- 53

Diesel locomotive with Bo-Bo wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
1.7.1969Entered service as standard gauge 500 class diesel locomotive No.533
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1991Stored in the Port Pirie Car Barn.
20.9.1991Written off.
1993Sold to MKC for use at Whyalla.
-Sold to National Railway Equipment, Whyalla.
2003To Rail Technical Support Group. Renumbered as "53".

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