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194-0185 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view of building that houses the crusher, slide chute for conveying ore from the wagons from the upper level is visible, along with upper level buildings for the miners and railway.
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194-0287 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, pile of railway points or switches, two left handed and one right handed.
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194-0377 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, pile of four scoop buckets.
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194-0480 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, pile of knuckle couplers for railway waggons.
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194-0583 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, located in the underground shift office area, the PLOD box, a slang term that any underground driller / miner would understand, daily activity log, time card or time sheet, some people think it means 'Please Leave On Dash'.
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194-0683 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view looking south, set of points with cheese knob lever, the right track leads to the mine adit which can just be made out on the far right corner, the track on the left is the 'dump road' with the chute for the waggon discharge to gravity feed down to the crusher building.
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194-0769 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view of water softening plant and compressor plant building, looking north.
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194-0885 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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194-0976 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, safety statistics board at mine adit, a view of it in operating condition can be found here SLWA b4232624 9.
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194-1069 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view looking south past the underground mining and railway offices with the track running towards the workshops.
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194-1170 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view of the battery charging room with the CEAG racks for the cap lamp battery packs to sit between use while charging.
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194-1271 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view of the CEAG cap lamp charging racks.
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194-1374 viewsWittenoom, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, railway workshops with 4 loco storage roads and an inspection pit, the raised ramps are for removing the battery modules off the locomotives, looking south. Tailings in the background.
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194-1470 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view looking sort of south west past scrap steel, tailings pile, track used to go around corner to other mine adits.
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194-1572 viewsWittenoom, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, railway workshops with loco storage roads, the raised ramps are for removing the battery modules off the locomotives.
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194-1668 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view looking north east from storage roads with tracking heading back around to workshops, battery module box visible on ramp.
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194-1765 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, view of railway workshop - battery charging plant looking north, Gemco unit at right, English Electric unit with No. 1 battery in front. Catwalk visible in distance.
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194-1860 viewsWittenoom, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, builders plate for GEMCO Hauler. Serial No. 12304-05/10/65, Motor H.P. 2/11, Volts 80, Drawbar Pull (lbs) 1250, George Moss Pty Ltd, Leederville, WA.
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194-1963 viewsWittenoom, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, English Electric battery locomotive hauler and No.1 battery compartment open with batteries removed, workshops area, GEMCO Hauler behind it. Small MG DC generator set for battery charging behind at right, gorge in the background looking south.
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194-2056 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, battery module over a Mancha hauler, titled WITTENOOM_EXPRSS inside the workshops. This item was relocated to the Pilbara Railway Historical Society museum near 7 Mile Karratha in 2004.
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