Many of our services between Strahan and Dubbil Barril will be operated by one of our 1953 diesel locomotives this year. They were acquired specifically for this line and are every bit as integral to the heritage of the railway and the region as our steam locomotives.
The Drewry Diesel engines are part of the story of the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company since their purchase in 1953. The Regatta Point to Dubbil Barril section of the line (travelled on the River & Rainforest journey) is where they were operated. When guests travel on the River & Rainforest, they will discover more of the story of these engines significant contribution to the company’s operations.
To encounter our heritage diesel locos in person, book a half-day River and Rainforest tour from Strahan before the end of December 2019, as our diesels will be operating on this service up until Christmas, and may operate at other times as well.