Weston Langford Railway Photography

Documenting railways and related infrastructure since 1960

120246: Delec Open Day 8650

120246: Delec Open Day 8650

Date Taken: 15 July 1995

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Country: Australia. State/Region: New South Wales.

Straight electric No 8650 was the only "Tri-Bo" locomotive to operate in New South Wales. The adoption of this wheel arrangement was intended to see what reduction in track deflection, rail wear and flange wear could be obtained in comparison with the "Co-Co" wheel arrangement more commonly used. "Tri-Bo" locomotives have a significant presence in Queensland.