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100-14169 viewsAlbury yard, NSWSRA standard gauge 44 class 4479 AE Goodwin ALCo model DL500B serial G-3421-19, readys for Inter-Capital Daylight banker duty, north end of yard looking north, from Wilson Street footbridge, signal post AY61, up shunting neck in the distance LHS, Dalgety's building on the left.
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213-01169 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops looking east, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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215-17169 viewsDry Creek Yard, a pair of broad gauge V/Line C class locomotives rest between jobs.
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061209 8225r169 viewsSeven Mile on 38 Road, stored and stripped the Robe River ALCo units await their fate. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R unit 9426 has already been sent to Perth and sister 9427 is stripped and ready to follow. The other units behind 9427 are ALCo M636 9416 and C636 units 9413, 9415 and 9412. 9th December 2006.
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070923 1050r169 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, side on view of FMG's Metso built rotary car dumper cell in-transit past loaded BHP ore waggons. Of note, these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the waggons similar to Pilbara Iron car dumpers while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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104-06168 viewsBuangor crossing loop, yard view looking east, mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 6, Up Home, facing camera for up trains, mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 5, Down Home, in the distance for down trains, point rodding on the left is following No.1 Rd to the points, station building and signal box in the distance.
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160128 00380168 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, surrounded by remains, the last unit of 4 GE CM39-8 units built new in 1988 by Goninan WA, 5633 serial 5831-12/88-082 has its back to the scrapping while rebuilt sibling 5636 looks on.
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171204 0998r168 viewsRoy Hill Access Road, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4302, originally Robe River Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6103-1 #9421, rebuilt by Goninan in 1993 with serial 8297-2/93-137 then to CFCLA in 2012, is being hired by Roy Hill and being delivered to their flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage 4th December 2017. View map here.
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070923 1044r168 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, two Kingston Mack prime movers power the 256 wheel float with the second Metso built rotary dumper cell for FMG. Seen here approaching the Redbank Bridge. Of note is these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the ore waggon, similar to the Pilbara Iron dumpers, while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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180701 9484r168 viewsRoy Hill track formation near the 63 km. Sleepers are moulded IT for Italian Thai DPC Ltd of Thailand who manufactured them, 14 for year of manufacture and then a serial number. The rail is moulded 136 10 VT NIPPON 2014 4 which translates to 136 Ib/yard (or 68kg/m), 10 for Low Alloy, VT for processes of hydrogen elimination as Vacuum Treated, NIPPON is the manufacturer Nippon Steel, Japan, 2014 year rolled and 4 is month rolled.
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126-22167 viewsBroadford Loop, V/Line G class G 518 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1231, loco failure, up standard gauge pass Melbourne Express, loco cut off, passengers detrained.
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101-02167 viewsDandenong, Boral Quarry overview of new plant being constructed.
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194-08167 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, sealed up main mine adit or entry point, safety statistic board on the left, this was one of the main drives for the Colonial Mine. A couple of historical images can be seen here: SLWA image b4232624_9 and here: SLWA image b1923178_1.
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213-04167 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. Also noticeable, the units don't have dynamic brakes fitted so there is no brake 'blister' in the middle of the hood like you see on the GT26C models of WAGR L or VR C classes. September 1995.
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160306 1419167 viewsGreen Pool, left hand side view of radiator section of Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9110 serial 62541. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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050110 140552r167 viewsHaving departed Ibis Siding five minutes earlier double General Electric built C44-9W Hamersley Iron units 7069 serial 47748 and 7077 serial 47756 work a 230 loaded waggon train heading north between Ibis and Gull sidings. Above the two locos the east mainline can be seen in the background which was part of the second last duplication project from Gull to Tunkawanna and is a single track section with only passing tracks being on the original west mainline section. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050108 184314r167 viewsSeven Mile yard departure with Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail liveried General Electric built C44-9W unit 7097 'Ken Onley' serial 54160 and sister Hamersley Iron liveried 7093 serial 47772 power out of the yard an empty working in the late afternoon light at 1843 hrs Saturday 8th January 2005.
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061209 8235r167 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9413 serial G-6060-4 from December 1971, originally numbered 262.004 during construction, then 1713 and finally 9413 awaits a new owner. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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150130 7603167 viewsGreat Northern Highway, at the location of the 18.2 km grade crossing, a railing view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1011 serial 62583 as it runs along the tracks it will soon ply. 30th January 2015.
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171204 1015r166 viewsBoodarie, BHP over bridge, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4301 serial 2160-03/96-202, was originally Mount Newman Mining's Comeng NSW built ALCo M363 serial C6104-1 #5500, then Robe River unit 9410 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Be being delivered to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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