Weston Langford Railway Photography
Documenting railways and related infrastructure since 1960

120290: Thirlmere NSW Rail Transport Museum 3203 7100

120290: Thirlmere NSW Rail Transport Museum 3203 7100

Date Taken: 16 July 1995

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Country: Australia State: New South Wales

New South Wales experimental straight electric locomotive No 7100 (originally 4501) was manufactured at Chullora Workshops and delivered in June 1952. This locomotive, which embraced an early application of regenerative braking, was intended to provide information on design and operating requirements as well as driver training to be used on the subsequent 46 Class Engines for service on the Blue Mountains elctrification then in the course of construction.