L class locomotives LZ3106 and LZ3103 in QR National ‘pineapple’ colour scheme, 17 February 2015. Photo: EurovisionNim, Wikimedia Commons.
LZ3103, LZ3105–7, L3108, LZ3109, L3110, LZ3111–12, L3113, LZ3114, L3115–16, LZ3117, L3118, LZ3119, LQ3121
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Clyde Engineering; Commonwealth Engineering
Granville, NSW; Rocklea, Qld
The L Class was the most powerful diesel locomotive type in Australia when introduced by Western Australian Government Railways in 1967. They were used in freight and passenger service on standard gauge tracks in Western Australia. Some were later rebuilt as LQ and LZ Class units. Most continue to be used in Western Australia, but some have seen service in other states.