42 Class Co-Co diesel electric

The 42 class GM loco, built by Clyde, had a V-16 two-stroke 1950hp diesel power plant. The two-stroke engines of this class gave the loco a quite distinctive sound, said to stir the hearts of many a devout steam enthusiast! The locos suffered somewhat from being single ended, necessitating turning at terminii. The later 421 class corrected this.

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  • Date : 24 Apr 2000, catalogued 14 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 4201-1
  • Description : Class leader 4201 makes an impressive sight at the end of the steam special to Ararat, Easter 2000.


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  • Date : unknown, catalogued 29 Jul 2007
  • Photographer : Barry
  • Medium : email, image location 4204 & 44.. Cooks River On One Of First Trans-Continental Freight Services on Standard Gauge.jpg
  • Description : 4204 and 44xx at Cook's River on one of the first trans-continental freight services on the standard gauge.


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