Sundowner - Silver Star
This passenger carriage was a gift to the then Mount Newman Mining Company from AMAX Iron Ore Corporation who were a partner in the original joint venture to celebrate the first 100 million tonnes of iron ore railed from Newman in 1974 (they have since sold their part).
The entire carriage was relocated to the Courthouse Gallery Gardens precint in 2010 and is now in operation as a cafe called the Silver Star Cafe and open seven days a week. A Wikipedia page can be found here.
Pilbara Black Rock Stakes Special
BHP Billiton took the Sundowner coach out to Goldsworthy Siding for the 35th annual running of the Pilbara Black Rock Stakes wheel barrow race, from Goldsworthy to Port Hedland, which was run on Saturday 25th June, 2005. The Sundowner was stabled at Goldsworthy Siding passing track overnight to assist with the entertainment. Thus preventing crosses or meets at Goldsworthy whilst it was there.
These images Friday 24th June 2005 on the delivery run
These images from Saturday 25th June 2005 on the return run
BHP ran a Sundowner special to commemorate 25 years of ALSTOM's signal and comms service contract on Friday 12th of April 2002. The train consist was 5634 "Boodarie" on the south end, The Sundowner coach, and 5653 "Chiba" on the north end.
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