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251-3126 viewsNelson Point, the final ALCo on the BHP roster, 5499 sits stored pending its future. Built by Comeng NSW in November 1975 as an ALCo M636 with serial number C6096-04. The unit was intended to be donated to Thursday Island, but this didn't eventuate due to logistical reasons. It is now at the Rail Heritage WA museum in Bassendean. 22nd April 2000.
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251-0011 viewsNelson Point, BHP's retired Goninan WA's ALCo C636 to GE C36-7M rebuilds, these were the first time in the world that an ALCo C636 had been rebuilt into an GE C36-7, are lined up near the service shop awaiting their fate. The line is 5510, 5506, 5508, 5512, 5513, 5507, 5509, 5511, and, 5513. They had recently been displaced due to the arrival of the AC6000 units which also took their name plates. Only two units would go on to survive 5507 and 5508. 22nd April 2000.
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251-3610 viewsWalla Siding, new coupler fitted to waggon.
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251-309 viewsNelson Point hard stand area overview sees the CM39-8 model loco 5631, an unidentified flat car and some ore waggons and a compressor set in the distance. 22nd April 2000.
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251-329 viewsNelson Point, the final ALCo on the BHP roster, 5499 sits stored pending its future. Built by Comeng NSW in November 1975 as an ALCo M636 with serial number C6096-04. The unit was intended to be donated to Thursday Island, but this didn't eventuate due to logistical reasons. It is now at the Rail Heritage WA museum in Bassendean. 22nd April 2000.
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251-339 viewsBing Siding, BHP ballast waggon 509 sits in a dead end siding very much unloved. Originally an ore waggon and built by Magor USA and was one of the original fleet of wagons to come out to WA with the car dumper at the beginning of the Mt Newman project. 22nd April 2000.
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251-238 viewsNelson Point hard stand area, BHP's 5631 'Apollo' built new in October 1988 by Goninan as a GE CM39-8 model with serial number 5831-10 / 88-080. One of four such units built in 1988 and delivered in the Mt Newman orange livery. 22nd April 2000.
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251-298 viewsNelson Point hard stand area has the compressor waggon 559 off compressor set 7 and two ballast waggons 534 and 536. All three waggons are modified from the original Oroville Dam ore waggons built by Magor USA. 22nd April 2000.
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251-016 viewsNelson Point, BHP's recently retired Goninan WA ALCo C636 to GE C36-7M rebuild unit 5510 awaits its fate. Rebuilt in 1987 at Goninan's Welshpool factory from 1969 AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 with serial number G6027-2 and road number 5458 and assigned new serial number 4839-07 / 87-075. It was delivered in Mt Newman Mining orange and was named Newman. It received Dash 8 radiators following collision damage in 1993. 22nd April 2000.
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251-076 viewsNelson Point, BHP's recently retired Goninan WA ALCo C636 to GE C36-7M rebuild unit 5507 builders plate. 22nd April 2000.
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251-146 viewsNelson Point, BHP's retired Goninan WA's ALCo C636 to GE C36-7M rebuilds, these were the first time in the world that an ALCo C636 had been rebuilt into an GE C36-7, are lined up near the service shop awaiting their fate. The line is 5510, 5506, 5508, 5512, 5513, 5507, 5509, 5511, and, 5513. They had recently been displaced due to the arrival of the AC6000 units which also took their name plates. Only two units would go on to survive 5507 and 5508. 22nd April 2000.
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251-286 viewsNelson Point hard stand area, drivers side profile view of BHP's 5631 'Apollo' built new in October 1988 by Goninan as a GE CM39-8 model with serial number 5831-10 / 88-080. One of four such units built in 1988 and delivered in the Mt Newman orange livery. 22nd April 2000.
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251-356 viewsWalla Siding, two examples of BHP's ore waggon fleet of Comeng built waggons. The waggon closet to the camera has a new coupler fitted.
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251-035 viewsNelson Point, BHP's recently retired Goninan WA ALCo C636 to GE C36-7M rebuild unit 5508 awaits its fate. Rebuilt in 1987 at Goninan's Welshpool factory from 1969 AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 with serial number G6041-2 and road number 5466 and assigned new serial number 4839-04 / 87-073. It was delivered in Mt Newman Mining orange and was named Fortescue. It also carried the marigold and teal version of the Australia map as part of the BHP logo. In 2003 it was fully rebuilt and leased to Pilbara Rail in that livery and numbered 5052. It survives stored at 7 mile complex as at Dec 2021. 22nd April 2000.
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251-055 viewsNelson Point, BHP's recently retired Goninan WA ALCo C636 to GE C36-7M rebuild unit 5513 awaits its fate. Rebuilt in 1988 at Goninan's Welshpool factory from 1970 AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 with serial number G6012-2 and road number 5453 and assigned new serial number 4839-02 / 88-078. It was delivered in Mt Newman Mining orange and was named Kalgan. 22nd April 2000.
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251-065 viewsNelson Point, BHP's recently retired Goninan WA ALCo C636 to GE C36-7M rebuild unit 5507 awaits its fate. Rebuilt in 1987 at Goninan's Welshpool factory from 1969 AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 with serial number G6035-2 and road number 5461 and assigned new serial number 4839-03 / 87-072. It was delivered in Mt Newman Mining orange and was named Ethel Creek, then in 1991 5507 emerged in BHP livery carrying Mt Whaleback, then renamed to Corunna Downs and again finally to Nimingarra, it was also one of three units to carry the Goldsworthy Joint Venture lettering. In 2003 it was fully rebuilt and leased to Pilbara Rail in that livery and numbered 5051. It survives stored at 7 mile complex as at Dec 2021. 22nd April 2000.
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251-155 viewsNelson Point, the South Yard 'prep shed' located on the dumper exit roads 102, 103 and, 104. This facility was used to service and fuel locomotives while their respective waggon rakes were being tipped through the car dumpers. 22nd April 2000.
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251-185 viewsNelson Point wheel lathe, BHP's General Electric built AC6000 model 6074 serial 51066 and yet to be named idles away outside the shop. 22nd April 2000.
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251-195 viewsNelson Point wheel lathe, BHP's General Electric built AC6000 model 6074 serial 51066 and yet to be named idles away outside the shop. 22nd April 2000.
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251-345 viewsBing Siding, BHP ballast waggon 509 sits in a dead end siding very much unloved. View of the ballast discharge chutes and the manual handle. Originally an ore waggon and built by Magor USA and was one of the original fleet of wagons to come out to WA with the car dumper at the beginning of the Mt Newman project. 22nd April 2000.
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