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141027 5892864 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, a worker steps off the frame of an EMD SD40R with only the EMD 645 engine and alternator intact following thermal lancing to cut the frame up as GE AC6000 unit 6073 looks on.
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150713 9439r841 viewsHerb Elliot Port, South Hedland sees FMG's Electro-Motive Division built SD90MAC-H2 locomotive 915 serial 976833-17, originally UP 8538 built in 1999 and rebuilt by Progress Rail Kentucky USA in 09/2014, seen here 13th July 2015.
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141027 5882834 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, General Electric AC6000 unit 6071 serial 51063 is reduced to frame level with only the nose which contains the collision posts and the 6600 hp EVO motor and alternator awaiting the thermal lance.
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141027 5849833 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, General Electric AC6000 units lined up awaiting the chop, 6076 serial 51068, then the rear of 6077 and the nose of 6074.
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131126 3779r805 viewsKanyirri Yard, FMG's Electro-Motive Division built SD9043MAC locomotive 909 serial 976833-33 was originally UP SD90MAC-H 8554 built in 1999, rebuilt by NS Juniata Shops in 2011 for FMG and fitted with a 710G3 engine. 26th November 2013.
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141027 5867802 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, line up of units awaiting their fate, General Electric AC6000 unit 6072 serial 51064 and EMD SD40R units 3092 serial 31498 / 7861-8, 3089 serial 31512 / 7861-22 and 3095 serial 33677 / 7083-7.
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141027 5834787 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677/7083-7 watching a former sister unit being reduced to bits, a primer mover 645 EMD engine and fuel tank tipped on its side, and the excavator with the hydraulic shears.
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141027 5889787 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of the trailing bogie and frame of GE AC6000 unit 6071 as sister unit 6972 awaits the same treatment.
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180918 0227r783 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new Roy Hill RHA class loco RHA 1026 with serial 64743 a GE Fort Worth built GE model ES44ACi in the special Breast Cancer Awareness livery undergoes commissioning prior to official handover. All five were built at General Electric's Fort Worth Texas plant. 18th September 2018.
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141027 5846781 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard sees redundant BHP Billiton GE AC6000 locomotives 6076 in the bubble paint livery and 6072 in the blue and white livery flanked by EMD SD40R units with 3090 visible beside 6076 their days numbered since being the largest locomotives to operate in Australia, they being destined for nothing more than scrap.
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141027 5838777 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of and EMD SD40R unit primer mover 645 EMD engine, alternator and fuel tank tipped on its side.
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141027 5839755 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677/7083-7 watching a former sister unit being reduced to bits, a primer mover 645 EMD engine and fuel tank tipped on its side, and the excavator with the hydraulic shears.
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150314 7775r753 viewsWedgefield, sitting in a storage yard while more rail is laid, Roy Hill rotary tip ore waggon GA 2080 which is one of the 1196 built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China with a 70m³ capacity. 14th March 2015.
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160306 1423752 viewsGreen Pool, Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941 with a loaded ex-Deepdale awaits a meet with an empty, right hand side view. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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141027 5837746 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677/7083-7 watching a former sister unit being reduced to bits, a primer mover 645 EMD engine and fuel tank tipped on its side, and the excavator with the hydraulic shears.
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120307 0074 brian marsh743 viewsThe first BHP Billiton Progress Rail built SD70ACe unit at Muncie USA. Note the lack of nose grab irons, the unit also has two new EMD type roof mounted antennas, a larger antenna at the rear, no grabs on the rear, no grabs behind the inverter area and has additional access openings in the side railing, just a few details of note. Window protectors have not yet been installed and step well guards will be installed in Australia.
Photo by Brian Marsh, Overland Models, Inc.
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5499742 viewsNelson Point, Mt Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 model locomotive 5499 serial C6096-4 is the last active ALCo on the roster of BHP 22nd April 2000.
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141027 5879741 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, the frame of an EMD SD40R unit is thermal lanced around the EMD 645 engine and alternator.
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141027 5913735 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of Hitachi ZAXIS 350 LCH excavator fitted with the huge hydraulically operated shears that are making a meal of former EMD SD40 and GE AC6000 locomotives. Besides it lays the remains of an EMD SD40R unit which has been reduced to a few frame part with the EMD 645 engine laying over.
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100-01734 viewsAlbury station yard overview looking south, from Wilson Street footbridge, loco shed with 81 class, 48 class yard shunter, 81 class beside station with north bound goods train, goods sheds at right with louvre vans.
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