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Broad Gauge 900-class diesel locomotives

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Class:900
Builder:South Australia Railways, Islington, South Australia.
Number in Class:10
Wheel Arrangement:A1A-A1A
Engine:Manufacture:English Electric
Model:16 SVT
Cylinders:Number:V16
Power:1120 kW
Traction Motors (number):4
Gear ratio:70:19
Tractive EffortStarting:279 kN
Continuous:151 kN at 23.6 km/h
Wheel Diameter (Driven):1.07 m
Length (over coupling points):20.17 m
Maximum Axle Load:21.3 t
Total weight:127.8 t
Fuel Capacity:4550 litres
Maximum Speed:119 km/h

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900 -- Lady Norrie

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
10.9.1951Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.900. Named Lady Norrie.
7.1985Withdrawn.
18.8.1985Delivered to the Mile End Railway Museum.
10.1988Sent to Melbourne for display at Austeam88.
1988Moved to Port Dock Station Railway Museum.

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901

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
20.11.1951Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.901.
1976Had a test colour scheme applied.
4.1985Withdrawn.
21.11.1986Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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902

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
22.4.1952Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.902.
20.6.1985Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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903

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
17.7.1952Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.903.
1.5.1979Withdrawn.

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904

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
27.9.1952Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.904.
9.6.1981Withdrawn.
20.6.1985Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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905

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
6.12.1952Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.905.

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906

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
14.1.1953Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.906.
15.1.1965Derailed and rolled over at Banealla.
20.6.1985Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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24.8.1976 - Adelaide - 907 at Adelaide station 8.4.1986 907 and 909 Dry Creek

907

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
25.3.1953Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.907.
21.3.1974Hit a wine tanker at a level crossing near Rowalnd Flat.
18.6.1985Last Australian National run with 909 on an Angaston goods service.
-Sold to SteamRanger.
13.11.1986Delivered from Dry Creek yard to Islington.
2000Sold to "Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Company" for the MurrayLander service.
6.8.2005Moved from SteamRanger Strathalbyn yard to Tailem Bend.
8.2010"Expressions of Interest" called by Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Co for sale.[sm]

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908

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
21.5.1953Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.908.
6.6.1980Withdrawn.

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8.4.1986 909 Dry Creek 8.4.1986 909 Dry Creek

909

Diesel locomotive with A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, built by the South Australian Railways.
10.7.1953Entered service as broad gauge 900 class diesel locomotive No.909.
21.3.1974Hit a wine tanker at a level crossing near Rowalnd Flat.
18.6.1985Last Australian National run with 909 on an Angaston goods service.
-Sold to SteamRanger.
3.4.1986Delivered to the SteamRanger depot at Dry Creek.
18.4.1986Ran its first tour under SteamRanger ownership.
2000Sold to "Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Company" for the MurrayLander service.
6.8.2005Moved from SteamRanger Strathalbyn yard to Tailem Bend.
8.2010"Expressions of Interest" called by Australian Locomotive and Railway Carriage Co for sale - 75% standard gauge converted, body blasted and primed.[sm]

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