Goodbye English Electric narrow gauge in WA!
It's not goodbye forever. There are numerous WA narrow gauge EE's preserved. RA1918/KA212, F43 and G50 belong to RHWA, F40, F44 and C1701-03 belong with HVR. F41 is on display at Moora. Apart from the R class, most classes have found a spot in preservation, and it can be argued the RA is so close to an R class it is also a representation.Has somebody at Bassendean done something about getting RA 1918's bogies back?
It doesn't even have to be sold.It must be one of the few locos that have been retired from service, preserved, then returned to service, retired again, then scrapped.Indeed, and the lesson is there for all to see. Nothing considered preserved is safe if sold back to commercial interests.