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July 2016
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On Thursday morning 28 April, Aurizon locomoitve 2322 and a second unit approach the signal at the western end of Murphys Creek crossing loop, at the foot of the Great Dividing Range, with a loaded coal train from QR's western line. Steve Munro

Features

The Melbourne Z1 and Z2 Class Tramcars
The last of the Melbourne Z1 and Z2 tramcars were withdrawn from service at the end of April this year. Inspired by American and Swedish practice, and built in Australia by Comeng, the original Z Class were mainly important as the first newly designed tramcars in Australia for more than twenty years. Peter Clark takes a look at both the strengths and the foibles of these ground-breaking vehicles.

SAVANNAHLANDER
In words and pictures, Les Shepherd describes his recent journey on a 2000 Class Rail Motor Set on the weekly SAVANNAHLANDER run, travelling from Cairns through the wet tropics area of the Kuranda range and out through the Savannah country to Forsayth in Far North Queensland.


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