BHP Whyalla DE class
|BHP Whyalla DE class|
Following the construction of the 39.5 kilometre Coffin Bay Tramway standard gauge line between Proper Bay and Coffin Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, two standard gauge G12s were purchased in 1965. Following the quarry railway being closed in 1968, the G8s were both transferred to the standard gauge railway.
In 2003 the Whyalla Steelworks became part of OneSteel and the rail operations transferred to Australian Railroad Group. The DEs were renumbered as the 1250 and 1300 classes. With the split up of Australian Railroad Group in 2006, the remaining five DE class transferred to Genesee & Wyoming Australia.
During the 1990s remanufacturing program, DE02 had been stripped as a source of parts. In 2005-2006 it was rebuilt at Islington Railway Workshops for SCT Logistics for use in Parkes. As it was very similar to the Victorian Railways T class it was renumbered T414.
|DE01||EMD G8||Oct 1956||Genesee & Wyoming Australia||In service||Rebuilt as DE1 Feb 1994, renumbered 1301|
|DE02||EMD G8||Nov 1956||SCT Logistics||In service||Rebuilt by Islington Railway Workshops as T414|
|DE03||EMD G12||Nov 1956||Genesee & Wyoming Australia||In service||Rebuilt as DE3 Sep 1994, renumbered 1302|
|DE04||EMD G12||Dec 1956||Genesee & Wyoming Australia||In service||Rebuilt as DE4 Mar 1995, renumbered 1303|
|DE05||EMD G12||May 1957||Genesee & Wyoming Australia||In service||Renumbered 1251|
|DE06||EMD G12||Aug 1957||BHP||Scrapped Nov 1996|
|DE07||EMD G12||Jun 1961||Genesee & Wyoming Australia||In service||Rebuilt as DE7 Mar 1994, renumbered 1304|
|DE08||EMD G12||Nov 1965||Genesee & Wyoming Australia||Scrapped Oct 02||Rebuilt as DE8 May 1994, destroyed in accident Apr 2002|
|DE09||EMD G12||Dec 1965||Genesee & Wyoming Australia||Scrapped Oct 02||Rebuilt as DE9 May 1993, destroyed in accident Apr 2002|
- Oberg, Leon (1984). Locomotives of Australia 1850-1980s. Frenchs Forest: Reed Books. pp. 221, 222, 224. ISBN 0 730100 05 7.
- "Traffic" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin issue 754 August 2000 page 318
- "Morrison Knudsen Australia and the CLPs" Railway Digest June 1994 page 18
- BHP / Onesteel / Arrium Whyalla Diesel Locomotives Minnipa Siding
- DE Class (BHP Whyalla) Railpage
- 1300 Class (ARG) Railpage
- T Class (T414) Railpage