the first of the streamliners, and Australian built mainline
locomotives. The SAR 900 class diesel-electric locomotive were
designed and built in-house by the South Australia Railways,
they used English Electric V16 engines. English Electric also
supplied the generators and traction motors.
10 units were delivered between 1951 and 1953, all were
out-of-service by mid 1985.
Lady Norrie is preserved by the National Rail Museum, she also
ventured across into Victoria to appear at Spencer Street
station for the Aus Steam 88 festival. 907 and 909 were
operated by SteamRanger tourist railway until 1995.
We have produced 4 body variants for the 900 class:
Early service without large forward roof hatch with single
Dynamic Brake fan shroud.
Early service with large forward roof hatch with twin Dynamic
Late service with front twin sealed beam headlight.
Preservation with front and rear twin sealed beam light.