ALCo Model DL541 loco no.607 takes the northern leg of the triangle at Dry Creek with a trip working (carrying barley loaded at Mallala) from Dry Creek North yard to the silos at Port Flat on 23 August 1998.
607 (originally 600) was one of seven DL541s built under licence by A E Goodwin in Sydney and was delivered to the South Australian Railways in 1965 for use on the converted standard gauge link between Broken Hill and Port Pirie.
Ownership transferred to Australian National Railways in 1978 and on privatisation of AN to Australia Southern Railroad in November 1997. Four of the class were converted to slugs in 1994 in an Ill fated project which saw them see very little use after that.
The remaining three locomotives soldiered on changing ownership on at least two occasions. With a countrywide surplus of motive power they have seen little use in the last couple of years and 607 in fact sits derelict at Islington workshops in Adelaide.
Locomotives in this photo
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