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S.A.R.  900  CLASS  BROAD  GAUGE



900 class

Another ‘first’ and a ‘last’ was the Overland being hauled by triple 900 class locomotives, not unusual in itself as that was common practice for the Overland to be hauled by three 900 class locomotives that departed the Adelaide Railway Station. 


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Overland with triple 900's with 902 leading. Adelaide Railway Station.

However, it occurred only once from the ARPT, Keswick and if you blinked you missed it.

Below: This is last 900's to depart on the Overland.
901 905 907 on "the Overland" ARPT Keswick Friday 27th July, 1984

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901, 905, 907, Overland
Departing KESWICK Jan 1984

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901, 905, 907, Overland
 Departing KESWICK 27th Jan 1984


Locomotives 901, 905 and 907 had the honours of departing ARPT, Keswick hauling ‘The Overland’ and returned on Saturday the 28th of July, 1984 as 907, 905 and 901.


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907, 905, 901 Overland Belair. 28-07-1984

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907, 905, 901 Overland arriving ARPT.  28-07-1984


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907, 905, 901 Overland Shunt ARPT.  28-07-1984

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907, 905, 901 Overland ARPT.  28-07-1984


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907, 905, 901 Overland ARPT.  28-07-1984

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907, 905, 901 Overland shunt ARPT.  28-07-1984





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909 907 SteamRanger ARPT August 1987 

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901 ARPT 28 June 1984 (photo Alan White

Again, not unusual perhaps, as the 900 class were to use the ARPT under the guise of ARHS and SteamRanger; the motive power usually 909 and 907 or 909 solo hauling the SteamRanger special(s) to Victor Harbor during the winter months. 


The Pirie passenger was also occasionally hauled by a 900 class loco and on this occasion photographed by the late Alan White. 




Time comparison of 28 years.
What was once, sadly now gone.

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900, 909, Roseworthy. 1981

Roseworthy 26th August 2009


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901, 905 Stonie OSBORNE.  March 1985
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905, 901 Stonie OSBORNE. March 1985


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900, 901 HAMLEY  BRIDGE.  May 1983
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900 Lady Norrie  HAMLEY  BRIDGE. May 1983


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909 on a wine train special under charter
from Steamranger. December 1987
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909, 907 haul 351, Rx224, Rx207 on a Steamranger move
to Mount Barker, MILE END, December 1987


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907 arrives MILE END, April 1982
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900 Lady Norrie +2 at ROSEWORTHY March 1981


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902, 901 Stonie Gillman Loop. 13-01-1984
This shot was done where South road extension now crosses the line.



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