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111-14179 viewsGheringhap station view, V/Line broad gauge A class A 71 Clyde Engineering EMD model AAT22C-2R serial 83-1180 rebuilt from B 71 Clyde Engineering EMD model ML2 serial ML2-12 and N set work the down Ararat via Nth Geelong passenger train 8105, pausing to swap the electric staff for the ordinary train staff ticket to Warrenheip, signaller has the train staff to show the driver and the ticket which the driver will use as his authority to Warrenheip. This working of special train staff and ticket was introduced in November 1993 for the line between Gheringhap and Warrenheip on weekends only, replacing the electric staff section Gheringhap to Meredith.
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113-01179 viewsBallarat station platform, Lydiard St signal box and signal gantry looking west from under station canopy, V/Line broad gauge up Adelaide goods train 9150 arrives behind C class C 506 Clyde Engineering EMD model GT26C serial 76-829 and G class G 538 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 89-1271, in miserable conditions.
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150130 7611179 viewsPort Hedland, right hand side rear view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1010 serial 62582, this angle shows the size of the radiator wing section. 29th January, 2015.
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171-03178 viewsBallarat, Linton Junction signal box Gillies St, work site view, interlocked gates being replaced by boom barriers, view of signal box, triple doll semaphore signal post 20, Timken's Siding disc signal post 21, staff exchange platform and auto exchange apparatus cover open, track view.
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040127 163743r178 viewsNelson Point, SD40-2 loco 3085 serial 786170-25 originally Union Pacific unit UP 3523 stands out the front of the Locomotive Overhaul Shop, awaiting repairs 27th January 2004.
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031109 140045r177 viewsNelson Point, the first actual EMD SD40 model locomotive to arrive in Australia GECX 6415 serial 31542 frame 7861-52 built April 1966 for Southern Pacific as SP 8461 and still wearing previous owner IC & E blue and / yellow livery with 'fire cracker' aerial waits patiently on the back of a Brambles heavy-haul float with the tarp due to some quarantine issues and an officer from AQIS was in attendance as foreign soil had been found 9th November 2003.
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050319 0082r177 viewsNelson Point, Ex Southern Pacific SD40T-2 loco 8335 serial 786175-9 this unit was purchased as a spares source for the other SD40 style units. 8335 was built in 1979 with the T signifying that it is a Tunnel motor with a modified radiator intake to allow 'cool' running through the Sierra Nevada tunnels. And the "M" with a lighting rod through it meant that it was a master unit for radio controlled helpers, used in the Tehachapi mountains. 19th March 2005.
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110-13176 viewsBenalla yard, super phosphate unloading contraption, Pivot siding and super phosphate sheds, Yarrawonga distant semaphore signal in background.
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215-11176 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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160128 00378176 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, like a dog with a bone, the 40 tonne excavator has a hold of former BHP Billiton Goninan rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 5661 serial 8412-06/94-152.
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030726 121315r176 viewsNelson Point Loco Overhaul Workshop sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE build CM39-8 unit 5632 'Poseidon' serial 5831-11/88-081 as it waits for a new engine. Although this was the first unit painted, sister loco 5639 saw the first mainline working of the new scheme to Yandi. This shot was taken on Saturday 26th July 2003.
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050110 122348r176 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 7909176 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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180918 0227r176 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.
GeoData.
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050109 092926175 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, Australian built by Comeng NSW an MLW ALCo M636 unit formerly owned by BHP 5502 serial no. C6096-007 built 07-1976.
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150412 7910175 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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160306 1428174 viewsGreen Pool, two Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi units 9103 serial 61941 and 9110 serial 62541 coupled back to back, view of radiator sections. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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041014 075704r173 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 0359r173 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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109-20172 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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