2150, formerly Y1, class leader of the Y Class, Devonport, Tasmania, 18 December 2012. Photo: Slenut, Wikimedia Commons.
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Tasmanian Government Railways
The Tasmanian Y Class were a further-developed version of the X Class, the first mainline diesels to enter service in Australia. After being built by Tasmanian Government Railways at Launceston, the first unit commenced operations in 1961. Later orders brought the total number to eight by the end of 1971. They worked goods trains on the main lines in Tasmania. The two units owned by TasRail are now stored, while others have been preserved.