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240-02174 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 094244r174 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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050110 175356r174 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 853 built by Centurion Industries WA in 1992 is a standard Robe River pattern 'J Car' used exclusively on the Robe Valley line between Cape Lambert and Mesa J or A mine loadouts. Monday 10th January 2005.
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061209 8235r174 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9413 serial G-6060-4 from December 1971, originally numbered 262.004 during construction, then 1713 and finally 9413 awaits a new owner. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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101-07173 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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194-08173 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, sealed up main mine adit or entry point, safety statistic board on the left, this was one of the main drives for the Colonial Mine. A couple of historical images can be seen here: SLWA image b4232624_9 and here: SLWA image b1923178_1.
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040812 123214r172 viewsYarrie line 148km, east of Taplin, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 works a 'mixed' of 12 ballast and 10 loaded GML waggons towards Hedland following a derailment further out near the Yarrie Mine, 1230hrs 12th August 2004.
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060415 3450r172 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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080120 1581r172 viewsIndee Rd grade crossing, just south of Barker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8403 'Rachel' serial WA143-2, is ex Robe River 9427 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-02 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6331, seen here on the point of a loaded ballast train. 20th January 2008.
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090814 2084r172 viewsHunter Siding, FMG's General Electric C44-9W locomotives 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 leading 240 loaded waggons hold the mainline waiting to cross an empty train. 14th August 2009.
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104-06171 viewsBuangor crossing loop, yard view looking east, mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 6, Up Home, facing camera for up trains, mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 5, Down Home, in the distance for down trains, point rodding on the left is following No.1 Rd to the points, station building and signal box in the distance.
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215-17171 viewsDry Creek Yard, a pair of broad gauge V/Line C class locomotives rest between jobs.
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160128 00380171 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, surrounded by remains, the last unit of 4 GE CM39-8 units built new in 1988 by Goninan WA, 5633 serial 5831-12/88-082 has its back to the scrapping while rebuilt sibling 5636 looks on.
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141-1-12170 viewsSunshine, broad gauge Australian National BL class units BL 28 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 83-1012 and BL 27 serial 83-1011 lead the second of the afternoon procession of down Adelaide bound goods trains out of Melbourne along platform No.3, point rodding, station platform, signal box, Hampshire Road overbridge, taken from former goods yard, trailing view.
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101-02170 viewsDandenong, Boral Quarry overview of new plant being constructed.
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040818 205238r170 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton yard pilot EMD SD40 unit 3078 serial 31503 originally Southern Pacific unit SP 8422 and still wearing former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery with a loaded rake awaiting clearance though Car Dumper 2 18th August 2004.
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040802 090026r169 viewsRedbank, Nelson Point yard entrance BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 and Goninan CM40-8M rebuild 5654 'Kashima' serial 8412-11/93-145 arrive in Nelson Point with a loaded Yandi, of note was the mid-train engines EMD SD40R units 3090-3089 and CM40-8M 5636 had engineers on-board to carry out tests on the SD40R locomotives 2nd August 2004.
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040807 112646r169 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage on a 168 wheel float as it turns into Gate 9 for Nelson Point 7th August 2004.
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040815 165720169 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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109-18168 viewsAvenal station yard overview, looking south, just prior to rationalisation, still fully signalled and interlocked, semaphore signal post 4 and disc signal posts 7 and 8 facing the camera, semaphore and disc signal post 2, 3, 4 and 5 visible in the distance, point indicators.
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