Wednesday, January 30, 2013

'The Prospector' 'Perth-Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 1971

A promotional photo taken about the time the original Prospector overnight diesel multiple unit (built by Comeng) train began running between the WA capital and the outback mining centre of Kalgoorlie in November 1971.  This cut the time for the 655 km trip to 8 hours - with the present trains introduced in 2004 the time is 6 hrs 45 minutes.  One notes the dual gauge (standard and 3'6") track. website

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