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KCR EMD G12 diesel locomotives in Australia

I’ve written about the story of the Kowloon-Canton Railway EMD G12 diesel locomotives before – but what about a closer look at their Australian connection?


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The KCR diesel locomotive fleet

The former Kowloon-Canton Railway owned a number of diesel locomotives for use on their railway between Kowloon and the border with China at Lo Wu. The two first diesels entered service in 1955, with the end of the regular steam locomotives use on passenger trains coming in 1957. With electrification of the KCR line being commissioned in 1983 the diesel fleet were then usurped in this role, instead being used to move freight to and from the border with China, as well as hauling maintenance trains on the line. So how many types of diesel locomotive did the KCR operate?

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