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160128 00384163 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, another line up with the front and back views of two Goninan rebuild models CM40-8MEFI 5669 and 5668 and two CM40-8M models 5641 and 5660, again the only differences are no marker lights on 5641 and it has a snow plough.
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160524 3689163 viewsKalgoorlie, SCT train 2PM9 operating from Perth to Melbourne, PBGY type covered van PBGY 0086 Multi-Freighter, one of eighty units built by Gemco WA.
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240-02163 viewsNelson Point, retired Mount Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M-636 unit 5499 serial C-6096-4 sits awaiting its engine removal prior to being sent by road to Rail Heritage WA's Museum at Bassendean, Perth for preservation. 25th June 2002.
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050110 100724r163 viewsWestern Creek junction, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W unit 9434 serial 54767 in Pilbara Iron livery leads similar Hamersley Iron owned unit 7095 serial 52842 in original livery off the interconnecting line from the Cape Lambert - Deepdale line onto the Dampier - Tom Price line with an empty train bound for West Angelas. This junction is known as Western Creek and the double track of Emu can be seen to the left. Monday 10th January 2005.
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150130 7603163 viewsGreat Northern Highway, at the location of the 18.2 km grade crossing, a railing view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1011 serial 62583 as it runs along the tracks it will soon ply. 30th January 2015.
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070923 1044r163 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, two Kingston Mack prime movers power the 256 wheel float with the second Metso built rotary dumper cell for FMG. Seen here approaching the Redbank Bridge. Of note is these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the ore waggon, similar to the Pilbara Iron dumpers, while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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180701 9484r163 viewsRoy Hill track formation near the 63 km. Sleepers are moulded IT for Italian Thai DPC Ltd of Thailand who manufactured them, 14 for year of manufacture and then a serial number. The rail is moulded 136 10 VT NIPPON 2014 4 which translates to 136 Ib/yard (or 68kg/m), 10 for Low Alloy, VT for processes of hydrogen elimination as Vacuum Treated, NIPPON is the manufacturer Nippon Steel, Japan, 2014 year rolled and 4 is month rolled.
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106-26162 viewsSeymour loco depot, turntable pit, V/Line standard gauge Y class Y 102 Clyde Engineering EMD model G6B serial 63-292, and broad gauge CM class bogie parcel van CM 10 and rail tractors RT class RT?? and RT??
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171204 0998r162 viewsRoy Hill Access Road, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4302, originally Robe River Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6103-1 #9421, rebuilt by Goninan in 1993 with serial 8297-2/93-137 then to CFCLA in 2012, is being hired by Roy Hill and being delivered to their flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage 4th December 2017. View map here.
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040807 121312r162 viewsNelson Point freshly delivered BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 frame 7083-7 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 is being shunted by Track Mobile #2 7th August 2004.
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090112 0725r162 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, 19.3km grade crossing on the GML sees BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 5653 'Chiba' serial 8412-10 / 93-144 with an empty Yarrie train 12th January 2009.
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060415 3450r162 viewsNelson Point yard, BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5659 'Kobe' serial 8412-04 / 94-150 with a rake of loaded 100kl fuel waggons waiting access to shunt for the evening departure and Yard Pilots EMD SD40 units 3080 and 3091 15th April 2006.
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101-08161 viewsMaryborough, broad gauge V/Line G class G 531 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 88-1261 and G 535 serial 88-1265, stabled grain train.
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213-01161 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops looking east, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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040502 091608r161 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40-2 3084 serial 786263-35 originally Union Pacific UP 3643 at the 15.4km grade crossing with a loaded Yandi train 2nd May 2004.
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050110 094244r161 viewsJust south of Dugite Siding original liveried Hamerley Iron General Electric built C44-9W 7089 serial 47768 leads two similar Robe River units 9433 serial 54766 in Pilbara Iron livery and 9429 serial 54188 Pilbara Rail livery with an empty train at the 67 km grade crossing. Trailing unit 9429 was under test due to fluctuating power and workshops personal were on board the unit alighting at Gecko Siding. Monday 10th January 2005.
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061209 8167r161 viewsCape Lambert, 7 km finds Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7077 serial 47756 leading sister 7088, Robe River GE rebuild CM40-8M 9414 and another HI C44-9W unit 7062 in Pilbara Iron livery with a loaded 207 waggon train from Deepdale. This area is now consumed by the Cape Lambert South Yard. 9th December 2006.
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080116 1372r161 viewsChapman Siding, FMG 'control' ore waggon 2396 tare 22.9 tonnes with bar coupling for the 'married' pair showing the train pipe, waggon control pipe and electrical jumper. Built by the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China, stands on the passing track. 16th January 2008.
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040815 165720161 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, original Comeng builders plate on ore waggon 4080, a batch of 86 built in 1980 indicating 4080 was built in August 1980. 15th August 2004.
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148-10160 viewsWangaratta, V/Line rail tractor RT 5 and VLBY type louvre van VLBY 148 on No.5 Rd, goods shed behind and point rodding in foreground, cover for automatic electric staff exchanger visible. RT 5 built new by Newport Workshops September 1957. The VLBY which is the Wangaratta parcels waggon started out being built by Newport Workshops October 1956 as a VP type VP 148, in May 1979 re-coded to VLPY, re-coded again in 1982 to VLBY.
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