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050110 122348r206 viewsMaitland Siding, an empty Mesa J bound train runs along the passing track crossing a loaded sitting on the mainline. The tank waggons behind the locos are 8001 and 8002 both built in 1972 with a 45,000 litre capacity and 8003 built in 1979 with a 100,000 litre capacity, all three were built by Comeng NSW. Monday 10th January 2005.
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150412 7910206 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill Tad Yard under construction with an ex-Victorian Railways T class in the Pilbara, who would've thought?! Now owned by CFCLA T class T 387 a Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B serial 65-417 with CFCLA ballast cars. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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170727 9631r204 viewsRoy Hill side dump waggon, SA class SA 1601 one of ten built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China, seen here on the BHP line flyover. 27th July 2017. View map here.
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061209 8156r203 viewsCape Lambert 11.7 km grade crossing, Robe River Goninan GE rebuilt CM40-8M loco 9414 serial 8206-11/91-124 still in service on the Deepdale line along with several others of the class in a quad lash up with three GE C44-9W units. 9th December 2006.
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151230 9674202 viewsPort Hedland, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1018 serial 62585 being transported by ALE to Roy Hill's flash butt yard. 30th December 2015.
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111-00201 viewsGheringhap station platform view, safeworking, electric staff exchange with V/Line broad gauge down grain train 9125 behind G class locos G 524 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 86-1237 and G 528, driver swaps the electric staves with the signaller to continue towards Ballarat.
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215-02201 viewsLong Plains, the down passenger train to Alice Springs 'The Ghan' on approach with power from an AN livered DL class DL 37 Clyde Engineering EMD model AT42C serial 88-1245.
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050101 170643r201 viewsGillam Siding BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5637 'De Grey' serial 8181-01 / 92-123 leading a pair of EMD SD40R units 3087 and 3091 comes to a stand under the control of driver Jacka Cale behind another train already holding the main and an empty taking the passing track. Double crosses were not that uncommon during this era. 1st January 2005.
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041225 064541201 viewsNelson Point Ore Car Repair Shops, brand new Bradken NSW built ore waggon and type leader 9100 asset number 2031702 and 9101 behind it. These waggons are the latest additions to the fleet with 20 on order in total. They are made from the same 5Cr12Ti steel that the Goninan GoLynx waggons are made. 9100 has been set up for use as a 'test' waggon with load sensors located all over it. 25th December 2004.
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040530 150318r200 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 2 holding roads, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M units 5642 'Wallareenya' serial 8281-07 / 92-131, 5669 'Beilun' serial 8412-02 / 95-160 and 5659 'Kobe' serial 8412-04 / 94-150 show some of the differences amongst the rebuild, 42 was a Goodwin built C636 ALCo and 59 was also build by Goodwin but an M636 hence both round tanks while 69 was a Comeng built M636 with a larger fuel tank. 30th May 2004.
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090121 0986r200 viewsBoodarie Workshop BHP Billiton EMD built SD70ACe/LC (first order) 4302 'Mooka' watches on with Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5656 as units from the forth order of SD70ACe/LC units get commissioned by EDI personal. Units in view are (L to R) 4337, 4338, 4335, 4340, 4346 and 4339 21st January 2009.
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160306 1432200 viewsGreen Pool, left hand side view Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9110 serial 62541. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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150412 7909200 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill Tad Yard under construction with an ex-Victorian Railways T class in the Pilbara, who would've thought?! Now owned by CFCLA T class T 387 a Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B serial 65-417 with CFCLA ballast cars. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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171222 1126r200 viewsBallast Spur A at the 44.1 km on the Roy Hill railway, CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4303, CD 4302 and CD 4301 during mainline load testing of the three lease units sandwiched between a pair of Roy Hill ES44ACi units. 22nd December, 2017.
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080304 2196r200 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's new ore waggon pair Control waggon 2620 and Slave waggon 1619, built in China by CSR at the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in 2007. 4th March 2008.
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040403 103310r199 viewsNelson Point, Car Dumper 3, BHP GE AC6000 6071 'Chichester' serial 51063 and SD40-2 unit 3083 serial 786170-2 originally Union Pacific UP 3500 push the empty rake towards the south yard in a method called the "Pull-Push" style of spotting and clearing rakes 3rd April 2004.
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041014 075704r199 viewsWickham town entry statement, former Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates RSD-3 model ALCo locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1951 for NSWGR as the 40 class 4006 serial 77737, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.001, then 1700 and finally 9401. It has been repainted into Robe colours and was donated to the local Lions' Club when retired and displayed as an entry statement to the township. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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061026 0359r199 viewsSeven Mile, retired Robe River ALCo units in preparation to travel to Perth. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R 9426 serial WA143-1 leads the all ALCo line up. 26th October 2006.
Geoffrey Higham image.
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104-02198 viewsStawell, V/Line broad gauge down Dimboola passenger train with V/Line N class loco N 468 'City of Bairnsdale' with serial 86-1197 a Clyde Engineering Somerton Victoria built EMD model JT22HC-2 and N set.
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041016 170918r198 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3 roads BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5635 'Pippingarra' serial 8151-09 / 91-121 leads EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 awaiting their turn to spot through dumper 3 16th October 2004.
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