Merredin Train Station Museum
G 117 displayed at the Merredin Train Station Museum on 16 November 2011.
G 117 had recently been repainted from lined green livery to unlined black.
My thanks to Brett Mohen for contributing this photograph.
This locomotive was built by Dubs & Co. of Glasgow, Scotland (builder's number 3501 of 1897) for the West Australian Government Railways (WAGR), receiving the road number G 117. The WAGR G-class comprised both 2-6-0 and 4-6-0 versions of this classic Beyer Peacock & Company design, G 117 being one of the 4-6-0 version.
G 117 was originally preserved at Merredin alongside the road to Kalgoorlie. It is now displayed within a museum based on the Merredin railway station.
Ted Doncaster has contributed this view of G 117 in unlined black livery at Merredin in 1971.
At that stage it was displayed alongside the road to Kalgoorlie.
Ted Doncaster has also contributed this view of G 117 at Merredin Station Museum in 2001.
It had recently been restored and repainted to lined green livery.
|a||A. Gunzburg 'A history of WAGR steam locomotives', published by ARHS (Western Australian Division), 1984.|
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