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MRWA E class

Index MRWA E class

The MRWA E class was a single member class of diesel-hydraulic shunting (switching) locomotive built by Commonwealth Engineering, Bassendean, Western Australia, for the Midland Railway of Western Australia (MRWA) in 1957. [1]

17 relations: Bassendean, Western Australia, Bore (engine), Commonwealth Engineering, Diesel engine, Diesel fuel, Four-stroke engine, Headstock (rolling stock), List of Western Australian locomotive classes, Locomotives of the Western Australian Government Railways, Midland Railway of Western Australia, Rail Heritage WA, Rolls-Royce C range engines, Shunting (rail), Stroke (engine), Supercharger, Torque converter, Western Australian Government Railways.

Bassendean, Western Australia

Bassendean, originally named West Guildford, is a northeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

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Bore (engine)

The bore or cylinder bore is a part of a piston engine.

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Commonwealth Engineering

Commonwealth Engineering was an Australian engineering company that designed and built railway locomotives, rolling stock and trams.

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Diesel engine

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).

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Diesel fuel

Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.

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Four-stroke engine

A four-stroke (also four-cycle) engine is an internal combustion (IC) engine in which the piston completes four separate strokes while turning the crankshaft.

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Headstock (rolling stock)

A headstock of a rail vehicle is a transverse structural member located at the extreme end of the vehicle's underframe.

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List of Western Australian locomotive classes

This is a list of Western Australian locomotive classes, being classes of locomotive that have worked on railways in Western Australia.

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Locomotives of the Western Australian Government Railways

The Western Australian Government Railways (usually abbreviated to WAGR) operated a large number of unique steam, diesel and electric locomotive classes.

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Midland Railway of Western Australia

The Midland Railway of Western Australia (MRWA) was a railway company that built and operated the Midland line in Western Australia.

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Rail Heritage WA

Rail Heritage WA is the local trading name of the Australian Railway Historical Society (Western Australian Division) Inc.

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Rolls-Royce C range engines

The Rolls-Royce C range was a series of in-line 4, 6 and 8 cylinder diesel engines used in small railway locomotives, construction vehicles, marine and similar applications.

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Shunting (rail)

Shunting, in railway operations, is the process of sorting items of rolling stock into complete trains, or the reverse.

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Stroke (engine)

In the context of an Internal combustion engine, the term stroke has the following related meanings.

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Supercharger

A supercharger is an air compressor that increases the pressure or density of air supplied to an internal combustion engine.

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Torque converter

A torque converter is a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load.

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Western Australian Government Railways

Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) was the operator of railway services in the state of Western Australia between October 1890 and June 2003.

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Redirects here:

Midland Railway of Western Australia E class, WAGR E class (diesel).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRWA_E_class

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