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Alco DL541

Diesel Profiles Alco DL541. The NSW 45 and SAR 600 Classes. By Peter Attenborough

Developed by ALCO in the US, the DL541 hood unit wasdesigned specifically for export around the globe. World-wide, onlyeighty-seven locomotives of this model were built, with forty-seven beingconstructed locally under licence for use by the New South Wales GovernmentRailways and the South Australian Railways. Forty of these locomotives becamethe New South Wales 45 class, while the remaining seven entered service inSouth Australia as their 600 class.


Diesel Profiles - Alco DL541 describes the development ofthe DL series locomotives, local design specifications and the reasoning behindtheir acquisition. Modifications, livery changes and operationalcharacteristics are all described in detail as well as the daily chores whichthese reliable locomotives performed. More recent experiments with the originaldesign, such as the 35 class, Austrac rebuild and BU class 'slug' developmentsare covered. Embellished with easy to read tables, maps and diagrams, this bookis profusely illustrated in both colour and black and white, providing acomplete history of these well respected locomotives.


The many features of this book include:

176 pages

Fully indexed

Colour case-bound cover

Over 200 photographs

Fully illustrated

Scale drawings

56 colour photographs

Railway maps of NSW & SA 


Category: Locomotives

Publisher: Eveleigh Press

EAN/ISBN: 0-9586724-8-2

Published: 01/09/1998

Pages: 176

Format: Hardcover

Stock: Available



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