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101-06195 viewsMaryborough, broad gauge V/Line G class G 535 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 88-1265, 2nd unit, stabled grain train.
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050109 093001195 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, former ALCo built demonstrator locomotive model C-415 serial 3449-1 built 04-1966, currenlty carrying number 1000, it was originally numbered 008 when Hamersley Iron purchased the unit. It also spent some time carrying number 2000.
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170727 9631r195 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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050319 0082r194 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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031109 140045r193 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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040127 163743r193 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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050101 170643r193 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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030726 121315r193 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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150412 7909193 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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110-16192 viewsSpringhurst, V/Line broad gauge N class N 468 'City of Bairnsdale' Clyde Engineering EMD model JT22HC-2 serial 86-1197 with D van and N set operate an up Albury passenger about to exchange the electric staff 'on the auto' express on the mainline, at speed, point rodding, staff exchange apparatus.
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160306 1432192 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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100-03191 viewsAlbury station yard overview looking south, from Wilson Street footbridge, NSWSRA standard gauge 81 class 8178 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1097 double heading with a sister 81 class, both in candy livery, Sydney bound goods, 2 lever ground frame beside loco.
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151230 9674191 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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080304 2196r191 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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041225 064541191 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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106-12190 viewsKilmore East, V/Line standard gauge G class loco G 518 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1231 with the up Melbourne Express, off focus.
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215-14190 viewsPeterborough, AN liveried 930 class locomotive 958 AE Goodwin built ALCo model DL500B serial G-3388-1 sits in the dual gauge yard.
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160306 1429190 viewsGreen Pool, right hand side view of radiator section of Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941 6th March 2016. View location here.
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041014 075704r190 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 0359r190 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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