Genesee & Wyoming Australia locomotives 1601, 902, 873 and 850 departing from Thevenard, South Australia, on the Eyre Peninsula Railway with a train of gypsum empties bound for the Lake MacDonnell mine at Kevin, near Penong, 17 April 2017. Photo: Bahnfrend, Wikimedia Commons.
1601, 1603, 1606
Genesee & Wyoming Australia
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The 1600 Class originally entered service in 1971 as NJ Class narrow gauge units with Commonwealth Railways. After the opening of the standard gauge line to Alice Springs in 1980 they were transferred to work on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, where they continue to operate.