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100-08205 viewsAlbury yard, NSWSRA standard gauge 48 class 4893 AE Goodwin ALCo model DL531 serial G3420-8, red terror livery, shunters float, shunts yard.
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040809 162852r205 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 and EMD SD40R 3090 serial 33680 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8488 depart the yard with the 1630hr departure on 9th August 2004. The mid-train units 5660 and 5656 can be just seen in picture.
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110-13204 viewsBenalla yard, super phosphate unloading contraption, Pivot siding and super phosphate sheds, Yarrawonga distant semaphore signal in background.
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100-09203 viewsAlbury yard, NSWSRA standard gauge 81 class 8148 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 84-1067 and 8163 serial 84-1082, candy livery.
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030411 141404203 viewsNunjikompita, front view of 'station' shelter shed, the door on the left used to house the control telephone.
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060417 3528203 viewsNelson Point Yard, still relatively new Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 serial 20038540-006 'Coonarie' under lights awaits it next job on the evening 17th April 2006.
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109-20202 viewsAvenal station yard overview looking south, prior to rationalisation, semaphore signal post 10 and disc signal post 9 facing away from camera, point indicators and rodding, double compound points, gang camp dongas, Hi-Rail truck on mainline.
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050625 3840202 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5648 'Kwangyang Bay' serial 8412-06 / 93-139 long end leading runs off the Goldsworthy or GML line past signal GJ 2 onto the Newman mainline with the Sundowner on its return to Hedland 25th June 2005.
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060216 2792r202 viewsBing Siding, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe unit 4311 'Poonda' serial 20038540-012 with an SD40R as second unit runs through Bing South on the mainline to Nelson Point with a loaded trains. The track in the foreground is the new duplicated road to Nelson Point and is still under construction. 16th February 2006.
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060416 3512r201 viewsNelson Point south yard, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC class leader 4301 'Bing' serial 20038540-002 16th April 2006. Although there is a unit 4300 it is a spare parts source and as such is not on the roster and the official order placed with EDI was for thirteen units being 4301 to 4313.
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215-11200 viewsPeterborough, an SP Perth bound service crosses Sliver Street behind the AN liveried quad combination of Clyde Engineering EMD model AT26C CL class Bulldog CL 11 serial 71-739 which in later life became CLF 2, ALCo model DL541 600 class 605 serial G6015/04 which went on to become BU1, and EMD model A16C GM class Bulldog units GM 43 serial 67-529 and GM 46 serial 67-532.
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223-09200 viewsPossum Siding, Hamersley Iron rail grinder, Speno built RR 48 M-1 model sits in the back track siding. 21st October 2000.
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153-2-01199 viewsBacchus Marsh, rear view of elevated signal box from car park.
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212-30199 viewsComalco unit R 1004 purchased off BHP Iron Ore in 1994 is a Clyde Engineering built EMD model JT42C built in 1990 with serial 90-1277 leading an empty towards Andoom across the Mission River Bridge at high tide. July 1995.
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040810 123248r199 viewsCowra Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40R 3088 serial 31513 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8432 with a loaded train through the mainline at the newly reinstated siding of Cowra, located at the 249km 10th August 2004.
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040810 101005r199 viewsAbydos Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 leads EMD SD40R unit 3090 serial 33680 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8488 on the mainline having passed Tamper 2. The 330 board is the 330 waggon train clearance point from the north end switch. 10th August 2004.
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040816 190153r199 viewsNelson Point, BHP EMD SD40 units 3080 serial 33674 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and still in former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery awaits a return to service after a day at the wheel lathe 16th August 2004.
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111-18198 viewsNorth Geelong C Box, V/Line broad gauge shunt loco Y class Y 129 Clyde Engineering EMD model G6B serial 65-395 shunts a loaded grain rake of V/Line Grain VHGF type bogie grain waggons from Geelong Yard into grain arrival roads, disc signal on signal post 16 is pulled of for movement.
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100-14198 viewsAlbury yard, NSWSRA standard gauge 44 class 4479 AE Goodwin ALCo model DL500B serial G3421-19, readies for Inter-Capital Daylight banker duty, north end of yard looking north, from Wilson Street footbridge, signal post AY61, up shunting neck in the distance LHS, Dalgety's building on the left.
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213-30198 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point railway workshops track maintenance compound, Speno rail grinder model RR 28E, a twenty eight wheel grinder, this unit is very likely to have been originally purchased by Mt Newman Mining and used in the Pilbara in the 1970s. Even a 30km remote railway requires a grinder! September 1995.
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