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Broad/Standard Gauge 930-class diesel locomotives

930 to 966

The reliable"Alco" world series, produced under licence in Australia by A. E. Goodwin Ltd, was the choice of the South Australian Railways to dieselise most of its services. The first member of the class, "930", was placed in service by 20th December 1955, with last arriving in 1967. The initial order of six units was for single ended locomotives with the remainder being fitted with driving cabs at both ends. All of the 930 class units were delivered working trains through Victoria. They quickly took over heavy goods trains to Port Pirie, Terowie, Mount Gambier, Angaston and The Overland, allowing the older 'Webb' power steam locomotives to be withdrawn.

Despite 936 thru 966 having driving cabs at both ends, it was normal practice to always have the leading unit, 'A' (nose) end first.

By the mid 1980s Australian National had withdrawn a substantial number of the fleet. By the mid 1990s almost all the fleet had been withdrawn except for 964 which continued in service well after all the other units had been cut up.

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Class:930
Builder:A.E.Goodwin, Sydney, New South Wales.
Number in Class:37
Model:DL 500 B
Wheel Arrangement:Co-Co
Engine:Manufacture:ALCO
Model:251 B
Cylinders (number):V12
Power:1190 kW
Traction Motors:A.G.E. Co 761 x 6
Gear ratio:93:18
Tractive EffortStarting:345 kN
Continuous:191 kN at 17.7 km/h
Wheel Diameter (Driven):1.02 m
Length (over coupling points):17.94 m
Maximum Axle Load:17.2 - 17.7 t
Total weight:930-935: 103.2 t
936-966: 105.9 t
Fuel Capacity:6065 litres
Maximum Speed:112.6 km/h

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Locomotive 930

930 -- 967

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
20.12.55Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.930. Builder No.81885.
30.12.1958First of its class, with 931, to work to Victor Harbor.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
-Renumbered 967 to fit in with new Australian National computer system.
3.7.1989Accident between 960/937 and 967/BL35 at Mile End Diesel depot. Major damage occured to 967 which resulted in its withdrawl.
4.5.1990To Port Dock Station Railway Museum.

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17.12.1986 Keswick X + 931 on Overland

931

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
29.3.1956Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.931. Builder No.81886.
30.12.1958First of its class, with 930, to work to Victor Harbor.
19.6.1977Derailed at Jacobs Creek on the Barossa line, along with 949.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
13.5.1993Withdrawn on account of condition of bogies.
10.1997Scrapped.

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932

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
3.5.1956Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.932. Builder No.81887.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
4.1990Withdrawn.
3.1992Scrapped.

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933

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
14.6.1956Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.933. Builder No.81888.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
8.1985Damaged by fire whilst operating in Victoria. Written off.
7.1987Scrapped.

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934

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
1.11.1956Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.934. Builder No.81889.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.12.1994Written off.

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935

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
18.4.1957Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.935. Builder No.81890.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
24.11.1986Had electrical problems. Withdrawn from service.
2.1987Withdrawn.
25.7.1988Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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936

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
4.7.1957Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.936. Builder No.82798.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
4.12.1979Serious level crossing accident working East West Express near Bowmans, the locmotive was badly derailed.
15.1.1994Written off.
3.1994Tendered for disposal.
28.7.1994Scrapped.

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937

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
12.9.1957Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.937. Builder No.82799.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.7.1989Accident between 960/937 and 967/BL35 at Mile End Diesel depot.
1990Uprated from 1190 kW (1600 hp) to 1350 kW (1800 hp).
7.1989Withdrawn.
16.4.1991Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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938

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
10.10.1957Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.938. Builder No.82800.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
8.1991Withdrawn.
29.8.1992Written off.
3.1994Tendered for disposal.
28.7.1994Scrapped.

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939

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
30.1.1958Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.939. Builder No.82801.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1.1992Withdrawn.
29.8.1992Written off.
3.1994Tendered for disposal.
28.7.1994Scrapped.

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940

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
5.3.1958Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.940. Builder No.82802.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
7.1987Withdrawn.
14.7.1988Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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941

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
10.4.1958Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.941. Builder No.82803.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1.1988Put into long term storage.
1.1990Scrapped.

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942

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
28.5.1958Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.942. Builder No.82804.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1.1988Put into long term storage.
2.7.1988Put into long term storage at Mile End Diesel Depot.

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9.11.1986 Wallaroo 943 on Ghan consist

943

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
3.7.1958Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.943. Builder No.82805.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1988Withdrawn.
12.1989Scrapped.

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28.3.1987 Keswick 944 on freight

944

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
1.8.1958Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.944. Builder No.82806.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
4.1991Withdrawn.
3.1992Scrapped.

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945

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
23.1.1959Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.945. Builder No.82913.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1.1988Put into long term storage.
1.1990Scrapped.

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946

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
6.4.1959Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.946. Builder No.82914.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.3.1988Put into long term storage.
3.1988Withdrawn.
1.1990Scrapped.

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947

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
20.5.1959Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.947. Builder No.82915.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
8.1989Withdrawn.
16.4.1991Sent to Simms for scrapping.

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948

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
23.6.1959Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.948. Builder No.82916.
24.8.1963Derailed near Petwood, rolled down gully, and caught fire. The locomotive was badly burnt.
23.9.1964Re-entered service.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1988Put into long term storage.

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949

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
10.7.1959Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.949. Builder No.82917.
19.6.1977Derailed at Jacobs Creek on the Barossa line, along with 932. 949 fell down embankment.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1.1992Withdrawn.
29.8.1992Written off.
3.1994Tendered for disposal.
18.5.1994To Simms for scrapping.

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950

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
21.4.1961Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.950. Builder No.83829.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1990Withdrawn.
3.1992Scrapped.

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951

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
26.6.1961Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.951. Builder No.83830.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1.1988Put into long term storage.
1.1990Scrapped.

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952

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
7.7.1961Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.952. Builder No.83831.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
13.3.1988Placed in storage at Islington.
5.7.1988Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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953

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
24.7.1961Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.953. Builder No.83832.
1967Major runaway derailment at Balhannah.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1.6.1981First of class in new Australian National colours.
5.9.1985At Peterborough on works bogies.
1.1990Withdrawn.
3.1992Scrapped.

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954

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
3.8.1961Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.954. Builder No.83833.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
6.1990Withdrawn.
3.1992Scrapped.

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18.4.1986 955 Jubilee Trade Train Keswick

955

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
24.8.1961Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.955. Builder No.83834.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1988Fitted with special headboard and logos for use on the South Australian 150 Jubilee Trade Train.
18.3.1986Hauled first South Australian 150 Jubilee Trade Train out of the Adelaide yard.
7.1992Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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956

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
19.9.1961Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.956. Builder No.83835.
1976A trial colour scheme was applied to the unit.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
5.1988Withdrawn.
1.1990Scrapped.

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957

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
8.3.1962Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.957. Builder No.84120.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
12.1.1988Placed in storage at Islington.
31.3.1989Returned to service.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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958

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
5.5.1965Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.958. Builder No.G-3388-1.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
13.5.1987Transferred from broad gauge to standard gauge.
2.1992Sold to SteamRanger.

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959

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
7.6.1965Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.959. Builder No.G-3388-2.
16.3.1971Head-on collision with 846 at Mount Lofty.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.1989Withdrawn.
24.11.1989Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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960

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
13.7.1965Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.960. Builder No.G-3388-3.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
3.7.1989Accident between 960/937 and 967/BL35 at Mile End Diesel depot.
7.1991Withdrawn.
29.8.1992Written off.
3.1994Tendered for disposal.
18.5.1994To Simms for scrapping.

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961 -- 44s 1

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
16.8.1965Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.961. Builder No.G-3388-4.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
16.3.1993Last run in green and gold livery before being sent to Islington for repainting. Ran from Tailem Bend to Dry Creek with GM43
4.4.1993Fitted with a special blue and yellow livery for use with The Explorer service. Media presentation at Keswick Rail Terminal. Did a run to Gawler.
17.5.1996Converted to standard gauge.
2000Still in service. This unit was the last remaining 930 in mainline service.
12.10.2000Placed into long term storage at Islington Workshops. [cp 11.2000]
12.2000Returned to service.
16.1.2001Placed into long term storage at Islington Workshops. [cp 3.2001]
2001Sold to Silverton Transport. [cp 7.2001]
30.5.2001Transferred to Broken Hill. [cp 7.2001]
6.2001Recoded "44s1".

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962

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
12.10.1965Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.962. Builder No.G-3388-5.
14.3.1974Used on Royal Train.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
30-31.8.1979Carried out initial tests with Vicrail C class No.506, for interworking.
13.3.1989Placed in storage at Islington.
24.11.1989Delivered to Simms for scrapping.

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963

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
7.2.1967Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.963. Builder No.G-3471-1.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
26.5.1994Did its last run from Tailem Bend to Dry Creek.
4.1994To SteamRanger.

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964

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
13.3.1967Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.964. Builder No.G-3471-2.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
5.1991Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.
10.1997Scrapped.

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965

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
2.5.1967Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.965. Builder No.G-3471-3.
20.12.1973Derailed and rolled over at Callington.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
31.12.1981Worked last goods train from Wallaroo, via Hummocks.
3.1992Withdrawn.
29.8.1992Written off.
3.1994Tendered for disposal.
28.7.1994Scrapped.

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22.3.1987 Gilman 966 + 830x2 + 930

966

Diesel locomotive with Co-Co wheel arrangement, built by A.E.Goodwin.
27.6.1967Entered service as broad gauge 930 class diesel locomotive No.966. Builder No.G-3471-4.
14.3.1974Used on Royal Train.
1.3.1978To Australian National Railways.
1991Damaged in an accident at Osborne.
8.1991Withdrawn.
12.2.1994Written off.

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