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210-2569 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, overview looking east, shunt loco EMD model NW2 R 1003 and Difco side-dump on the left, Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C R 1001 is at the fuel point. Workshop building at the right.Oct 26, 2014
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210-2439 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, view of compressor end of Comalco ore waggon 3002, shows compressor, fuel tank, controls and piping and bogie.Oct 26, 2014
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210-2340 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, side view of Comalco ore waggon 3002, shows handbrake, triple valve and piping, side piping and controls, bogies and discharge doors and air receivers, this is one of the compressor equipped waggons.Oct 26, 2014
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210-2244 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, side view of Comalco ore waggon 3002, shows handbrake, triple valve and piping, side piping and controls, bogies and discharge doors and air receivers, this is one of the compressor equipped waggons.Oct 26, 2014
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210-2142 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, rear view of Comalco ore waggon 3002, shows handbrake, triple valve and piping and air receivers, this is one of the compressor equipped waggons.Oct 26, 2014
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210-2042 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, Canron Rail Group Mk I switch tamper. Canron was taken over by Harsco in 1990-91.Oct 26, 2014
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210-1987 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point, railway workshops, front view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 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.Oct 26, 2014
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210-1890 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, observer's side of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 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.Oct 26, 2014
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210-1785 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point track maintenance compound, sleeper handler and scarifier beside it numbered R 4015, ballast waggon R 4003 in the background.Oct 26, 2014
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210-1679 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point track maintenance compound, Aresco ballast regulator, rear view.Oct 26, 2014
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210-15166 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point track maintenance compound, the only ballast waggon in the rollingstock fleet is R 4003. Comeng Qld supplied a ballast waggon in 1971 but this car looks more like an import from the US.Oct 26, 2014
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210-1397 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, Comalco ore waggon 3089, 1 of 29 HMAS type built by Comeng Qld in 1974-76, behind it is car 3036 from the original order of 61 HMAS waggons also build by Comeng Qld in 1971-72, and now fitted with hungry boards.Oct 26, 2014
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210-14114 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 Mt Newman Mining and used in the Pilbara in the 1970s. Even a 30km remote railway requires a grinder! September 1995.Oct 26, 2014
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210-11101 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, back view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 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.Oct 26, 2014
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210-1294 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, Comeng Qld 1976 build HMAS type bottom discharge ore car 3089, this was the second last car of that order.Oct 26, 2014
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210-10105 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops. Comalco shunt engine R 1003, an Electro Motive built NW2 model, serial 4114, frame 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.Oct 26, 2014
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210-09121 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, observer side view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 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.Oct 26, 2014
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210-0894 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, driver side view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 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.Oct 26, 2014
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210-07100 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops, front view of Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 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.Oct 26, 2014
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210-06100 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.Oct 26, 2014
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