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October 2014
Front Cover Railway Digest
Rail Industry
Railway People
– A big day at The Rock
– High performance EMUs in tight timings to Mandurah
Rolling Stock
– Coal Traffic and Wagons in Central Queensland
– Contracts and deliveries
Remember when
– The last steam-hauled train to cross the border
Preservation and Tourist
– Heritage Highway
– Climax 1694 & the Diamond Valley Railway
– Northampton Railway Archeology
Readers Write
Book Review
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Com-Eng 0-6-0DH locomotives IVY and COOK haul a short train of bogie cane wagons towards Mossman Mill, in far north Queensland, on Saturday afternoon 19 July. The hills surrounding the local tourist attraction, Mossman Gorge, form a magnificient backdrop to the small train. Shane O'Neil

The GE Powerhaul – An international locomotive
Is there a need for a new, cutting-edge narrow-gauge GE locomotive? UGL Rail certainly thinks so. Bruce Payne and Owen Roberts take a look at the new UGL Class model PH37ACmai locomotives, the Australian narrow-gauge version of the internationally successful GE Powerhaul type, and some of its antecedents.

Perth to Bunbury and Inverness to Thurso – An unlikely similarity
Great Rail Journeys of Australia author Rod Avery takes us on two rail journeys a world apart. One in the arid heat and deep blue skies of Western Australia, the other in the biting cold and undecided skies of the far north of Scotland. While they may seem as different as two such travel experiences could be, Rod discovers that they have a lot more in common than he expected.

The Northern Missing Link
John Hoyle provides an interesting snapshot of the Northern Missing Link, a 69-kilometre line linking Aurizon Network's Goonyella and Newlands coal systems in North Queensland, built to allow coal mines on the Goonyella network direct access to the port of Abbot Point, without having to use the North Coast Line between Yukan (where the Goonyella and North Coast Lines meet) and Merinda, just north of Bowen.

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