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WAGR X class

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The X class was a class of diesel locomotives built by Beyer, Peacock and Company and Metropolitan-Vickers, Bowesfield Works, Stockton-on-Tees for the Western Australian Government Railways between 1954 and 1956. [1]

33 relations: Albany, Western Australia, Australian Railway History, Bassendean, Western Australia, Beyer, Peacock and Company, Bowesfield Works, British Rail Class 28, CIÉ, CIE 001 Class, Crossley, Diesel engine, Diesel fuel, Dwellingup, Western Australia, Exhaust pulse pressure charging, Hotham Valley Railway, Jukun people (Australia), Kalgoorlie, Koreng, Metropolitan-Vickers, Midland Railway Workshops, Minangkabau people, Mirning, Narrogin, Western Australia, Oliver Bulleid, Rail Heritage WA, South Australian Museum, Stockton-on-Tees, The Westland, Transwa Australind, Two-stroke engine, V8 engine, Western Australian Government Railways, Whadjuk, Yellagonga.

Albany, Western Australia

Albany is a port city in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 418 km SE of Perth, the state capital.

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Australian Railway History

Australian Railway History is a monthly magazine covering railway history in Australia published by the New South Wales Division of the Australian Railway Historical Society on behalf of its seven state and territory Divisions.

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Bassendean, Western Australia

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

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Beyer, Peacock and Company

Beyer, Peacock and Company was an English railway locomotive manufacturer with a factory in Gorton, Manchester.

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Bowesfield Works

Bowesfield Works was a railway locomotive manufacturing plant in Stockton-on-Tees.

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British Rail Class 28

The British Rail Class 28 (Metro-Vick Type 2) diesel locomotives, or 'Metrovicks' as they were popularly known, were built as part of the British Railways 1955 Modernisation Plan.

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Córas Iompair Éireann (Irish Transport System), or CIÉ, is a statutory corporation of the Republic of Ireland, answerable to the Irish Government and responsible for most public transport in Ireland and – jointly with its Northern Ireland counterpart, the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company – the railway service between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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CIE 001 Class

The Córas Iompair Éireann 001 Class locomotive was manufactured by Metropolitan-Vickers at their Dukinfield Works in Manchester.

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Crossley, based in Manchester, United Kingdom, was a pioneering company in the production of internal combustion engines.

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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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Dwellingup, Western Australia

Dwellingup is a town in Western Australia, located in a timber and fruitgrowing area in the Darling Range east-south-east of Pinjarra.

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Exhaust pulse pressure charging

Exhaust pulse pressure charging (EPPC) is a system for supercharging two-stroke diesel engines of the loop-scavenge type.

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Hotham Valley Railway

The Hotham Valley Tourist Railway (commonly Hotham Valley Railway) is a tourist and heritage railway in the Peel region of Western Australia.

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Jukun people (Australia)

The Djugun (also spelt Jukun, Tjunung) are an Indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.

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Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway.

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The Koreng also known as the Goreng are an indigenous Australian people of south-west of Western Australia.

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Metropolitan-Vickers, Metrovick, or Metrovicks, was a British heavy electrical engineering company of the early-to-mid 20th century formerly known as British Westinghouse.

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Midland Railway Workshops

The Midland Railway Workshops in Midland, Western Australia were the main workshops for the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) for over 80 years.

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Minangkabau people

Minangkabau people (Minangkabau: Urang Minang; Indonesian: Suku Minang; Jawi script: اورڠ مينڠ), also known as Minang, are an ethnic group indigenous to the Minangkabau Highlands of West Sumatra, Indonesia.

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The Mirning, also known as the Ngandatha, are an Indigenous Australian people whose traditional lands lay on the coastal region of the Great Australian Bight extending from Western Australia into south-west South Australia.

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Narrogin, Western Australia

Narrogin is a large town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, southeast of Perth on the Great Southern Highway between Pingelly and Wagin.

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Oliver Bulleid

Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid CBE (19 September 1882 – 25 April 1970) was a British railway and mechanical engineer best known as the Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Southern Railway between 1937 and the 1948 nationalisation, developing many well-known locomotives.

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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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South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum and research institution in Adelaide, South Australia, founded in 1856.

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Stockton-on-Tees is a market town in the ceremonial county of County Durham, North East England.

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The Westland

The Westland was the name given in 1938 to the overnight train operated by the Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) with sitting and sleeping cars between Perth and Kalgoorlie, where it connected with the Trans-Australian service to Adelaide.

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Transwa Australind

The Australind is a passenger rail service operated by Transwa between Perth and Bunbury on the South Western Railway.

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Two-stroke engine

A two-stroke (or two-cycle) engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle with two strokes (up and down movements) of the piston during only one crankshaft revolution.

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V8 engine

A V8 engine is an eight-cylinder V configuration engine with the cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two sets (or banks) of four, with all eight pistons driving a common crankshaft.

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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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Whadjuk, alternatively Witjari, are an indigenous Australian people of the Western Australian region of the Perth bioregion of the Swan Coastal Plain.

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Yellagonga was the leader of the Whadjuk Noongar on the north side of the Swan River (Aboriginal: Derbal Yaragan).

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

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