This postcard is very nostalgic for me; I had an electric train set as a boy, and one of the two locomotives I had was very similar to this one.

Back of postcard:

S164 (SA/NT) Diesel NSU61

Built in 1955 by Sulzer, NSU61 is a Commonwealth Railways narrow gauge diesel engine. This type was used on the Alice Springs and Darwin railways to replace the original steam engines. Resplendent in its CR livery NSU61 is a link to Darwin, and a key exhibit at the National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide, South Australia.

© 2002 National Railway Museum PO Box 3153 Port Adelaide SA 5015 Photo: Bob Sampson

See also: Engine 801, GM45 at Whyalla, NR15, T253 hauling the Wilmington goods, The Stonie

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