celebrates its Centenary
& 50 Years
Association with General Motors
On Saturday 25th July 1998 Clyde
Engineering held an open day at Sydney's
Central Station to commemorate their 100th anniversary and a 50
with General Motors. The display on platform one included 7 locomotives
that represented milestones in locomotives manufactured by Clyde over the
last 100 years. Listed below are the locomotives that attended
and their significance in the history of Clyde Engineering.
3801 Most famous steam loco built by Clyde
GM1 First GM diesel built in Australia (CR)
L262 First 3000hp GM in Australia (WAGR)
8101 First super series unit built in Australia
AN1 First 4000hp GM in Australia (ANR)
9008 A 70 series EMD unit maintained by Clyde
Q319 First class built by Clyde with radial
steer bogies (Westrail)
The display lined up on Platform one.
Crowds of visitors view the exhibits from Platform one.
Westrail L class were the first 3000hp units in Australia.
AN1, 9008 and Q319 were the newest units on display.