Hotham Valley Railway for many years provided extra accommodation for the Dowerin Field Day's event by taking its fleet of Heritage Sleeping Cars to Dowerin.
In August 2002, XA 1401 hauled the Dowerin Field Days accommodation train from Pinjarra to Dowerin.
Showing that the X class is still a capable locomotive XA 1401 arrived on time in Dowerin.
It is rare nowadays to see the XA hauling trains on its own and this tour is probably one of the first all W.A.G.R. rolling stock trains to be run for a long time, being made up of Sleeping Cars, the "Mullewa" buffet car, Z9 Brake van and the uniquely Western Australian X class diesel locomotive
A big Thank You goes to John Bollans for the use of these Photographs
Dowerin Field Days Return Journey
Thank you to Stuart Jackson for supplying the pictures shown here below
How good it is, to see an X class type locomotive on a main line outing, once again !
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