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210-0029 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, Comalco rail dump station for unloading the bauxite trains from Andoom mine looking towards Andoom from the workshops end.
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210-0125 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, Comalco rail dump station, view of the hydraulic jacking or indexing arms located on the workshops or empty car side of the unloader, used to position the train for unloading.
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210-0226 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, Comalco rail dump station, view looking towards Andoom Mine, shows inspection walkway and opening for unloading hopper, the wagons are discharged on the right track.
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210-0325 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, Comalco rail dump station, view of the hydraulic jacking or indexing arms located on the Andoom side of the unloader, used to position the train for unloading.
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210-0426 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, Comalco rail dump station, view looking towards the workshops, shows inspection walkway and opening for unloading hopper, control cabin, the wagons are discharged on the left track behind the OPEN PIT sign.
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210-0531 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, rake of loaded cars with a compressor car on the rear of the consist closest to camera.
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210-0629 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, cab side view of loco number and builders plate for Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 for Comalco numbered R 100, originally numbered at 1.001.
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210-0726 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, front view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial no. 72-752 while is sits at the fuel point, items of note are the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. Also as the Weipa locomotives don't work in MU there is only the train brake hose and the main res hose for charging the belly dump discharge doors.
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210-0829 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, driver side view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial no. 72-752 while is sits at the fuel point, items of note are 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 the WAGR L or VR C classes which are also GT26C models.
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210-0941 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, observer side view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial no. 72-752 while is sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the CCTV camera looking down the long hood, 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 WAGR L or VR C classes which are also GT26C models.
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210-1034 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops. Comalco shunt engine R 1003, an Electro Motive built NW2 model, serial no. 4114, frame no. E761-8 and built November 1946 originally for Canadian National as 7943, then sold to Comalco in December 1975. This unit was scrapped in 2000.
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210-1131 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, back view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial no. 72-752 while is sits at the fuel point, items of note are the five chime horn cut into the hood and as the Weipa locomotives don't work in MU there is only the train brake hose and the main res hose for charging the belly dump discharge doors.
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210-1228 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, Comeng Qld 1976 build HMAS class bottom discharge ore car 3089, this was the second last car of that order.
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210-1329 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, Comalco ore car 3089, 1 of 29 HMAS class built by Comeng Qld in 1974-76, behind it is car 3036 from the original order of 61 HMAS cars also build by Comeng Qld in 1971-72, and now fitted with hungry boards.
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210-1430 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops track maintenance compound, Speno rail grinder model RR 28E, a twenty eight wheel grinder, this unit very likely was originally purchased by Mount Newman Mining and used in the Pilbara in the 1970s. Even a 30km remote railway requires a grinder! September 1995.
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210-1531 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point track maintenance compound, the only ballast waggon in the rollingstock fleet is R 4003. Comeng Qld supplied a ballast car in 1971 but this car looks more like an import from the US.
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210-1615 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point track maintenance compound, Aresco ballast regulator, rear view.
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210-1716 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point track maintenance compound, sleeper handler and scarifier beside it numbered R 4015, ballast car R 4003 in the background.
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210-1820 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, observer's side of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial no. 72-752 while is sits at the fuel point, items of note are the second 'tropical roof', CCTV looking down the driver's 'off side' and the five chime horn cut into the hood. Also noticeable, the units don't have dynamic brakes fitted so there is no brake 'blister' in the middle of the hood like the WAGR L or VR C classes which are also GT26C models and the fire extinguisher cut in below the radiator.
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210-1918 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, railway workshops, front view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial no. 72-752 while is sits at the fuel point, items of note are the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. Also as the Weipa locomotives don't work in MU there is only the train brake hose and the main res hose for charging the belly dump discharge doors.
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