E class was a class of diesel locomotives built by Commonwealth Engineering, Bassendean for the Midland Railway of Western Australia in 1957. It was later sold to the Western Australian Government Railways.
History [ edit ]
The single member of the class, E30, entered service with the
Midland Railway of Western Australia in February 1957 as its first diesel powered locomotive. E30 was the company's only Western Australian made locomotive. [1 ]
Together with the rest of the MRWA's assets and operations, E30 was taken over by the
Western Australian Government Railways in 1964.
The locomotive was withdrawn on 18 February 1983, and preserved by
Rail Heritage WA, Bassendean.
References [ edit ]
Dunn, John (2008). Comeng: A History of Commonwealth Engineering. 2: 1955-1966. Kenthurst: Rosenberg Publishing. ISBN 9781877058738.
Gunzburg, Adrian (1968). WAGR Locomotives 1940–1968. Perth: Australian Railway Historical Society (Western Australian Division). pp. 39, 49. OCLC 219836193.
Gunzburg, Adrian (1989). The Midland Railway Company Locomotives of Western Australia. Melbourne: Light Railway Research Society of Australia. ISBN 0909340277.
"New Diesel Shunter for Midland". Railway Transportation (Surry Hills, NSW: Shennen Publishing & Publicity Co). ISSN 0033-9024. OCLC 220305870.