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194-15142 viewsWittenoom, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, railway workshops with loco storage roads, the raised ramps are for removing the battery modules off the locomotives.
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040817 194500r142 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton Goninan GE CM39-8 unit 5630 'Zeus' serial 5831-09/88-079 class leader of a batch of four new built units, 5630 ended up travelling 4,940,000 km when retired. Here it idles away next to TSB 2 building awaiting a path out of Nelson Point yard with the 'Recycle Rake' bound for the dumper at Finucane Island 1945 hrs 17th August 2004.
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090121 0936142 viewsNelson Point, comparison view of the radiator sections between Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC (low clearance) unit 4309 'Gidgi' serial 20038540-010 on the left and standard Electro-Motive built SD70ACe (ex-BNSF) unit 4333 serial 20066862-062 on the right. 21st January 2009.
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104-07141 viewsBuangor crossing loop, detail shot of point blades, rodding and signal wires and the interlocking arrangements at the west end points including plunger, detectors and electric switch lock.
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102-03141 viewsBirchip yard view looking north, silo complex in the distance and Ascom style barley silos with Aquila annex at right, stock yards at extreme right, Geelong style silos in the distance.
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103-01141 viewsSpringhurst automatic staff exchanger cover in-between broad gauge running lines, point rodding under tracks.
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103-10141 viewsSpringhurst station yard view looking north, mainline points on No.2 Rd for the Wahgunyah line have been spiked and clipped normal, standard gauge flyover on right, yard being rationalised, note redundant disc signal post 5 on ground.
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107-03141 viewsKyabram track view, Kyabram Fruit Packers siding points spiked for normal, packing shed on the right, Southern Can Company on the left.
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101-12141 viewsMaryborough, broad gauge V/Line VHJA type bogie gypsum waggon VHJA 10, the final member of 10 such waggons converted in 1984 from VHCA type waggons for use on the Cowangie gypsum traffic by Newport Workshops, originally built new as a J type hopper waggon by American Car and Foundry USA November 1925, recoded to CJ type in 1960 and VHCA in 1980. In 1993 a further fifteen were such converted.
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101-15141 viewsMaryborough yard view, four broad gauge V/Line VZTX type bogie manual discharge sleeper waggons VZTX 4, started out as BP type Steel Mail/Baggage Van BP 7 built in 1959 by Newport Workshops, went on to become VBAX 17 in 1979, then converted September 1988 at Bendigo Workshops to VZTX type.
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194-04141 viewsWittenoom Gorge, Colonial Mine, pile of knuckle couplers for railway waggons.
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171204 1030r141 viewsTwelve Mile Creek Rd, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305 serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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050108 184314r141 viewsSeven Mile yard departure with Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail liveried General Electric built C44-9W unit 7097 'Ken Onley' serial 54160 and sister Hamersley Iron liveried 7093 serial 47772 power out of the yard an empty working in the late afternoon light at 1843 hrs Saturday 8th January 2005.
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061209 8167r141 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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160319 1914141 viewsGreat Northern Hwy, 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill empty train #96 with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1006 serial 62578 leading 116 ore waggons with a mid-train unit visible then another 116 ore waggons. 16th March 2016. View map here.
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040815 165720141 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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103-09140 viewsSpringhurst, semaphore signal post 4 with the top of the dolls cut off and the signal for the Wahgunyah line, standard gauge flyover on bank, point rodding, looking south from No.2 Rd.
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105-05140 viewsWallan, V/Line broad gauge P class P 14 Clyde Engineering EMD model G18HBR serial 84-1208 rebuilt from T 330 Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B serial 56-85 departs with down passenger train 8323 and H set.
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101-11140 viewsMaryborough, broad gauge V/Line G class leader G 511 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 84-1239 and G541 serial 89-1274 cab front, shows differences between 1st and 3rd series G class.
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040507 170218r140 viewsWalla, BHP GE AC6000 locomotive class leader 6070 'Port Hedland' serial 51062 leads EMD built model SD40-2 unit 3085 serial 786170-25, former Union Pacific UP3523, as they power up out of Walla siding having had an empty train cross pass, 7th May 2004.
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