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254-152 viewsFlash Butt yard, stored with no engine Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild C36-7M unit 5506 with serial number 4839-01 / 87-071. This was the first unit in the world to be built into a C36-7 from an ALCo C636 locomotive. It was rebuilt 1987 from AE-Goodwin built ALCo C636 numbered 5455 with serial number G6012-4.
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254-162 viewsFlash Butt yard, stored line-up of the eight Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild C36-7M units, 5506 with serial number 4839-01 / 87-071. This was the first unit in the world to be built into a C36-7 from an ALCo C636 locomotive. It was rebuilt 1987 from AE-Goodwin built ALCo C636 numbered 5455 with serial number G6012-4.
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254-182 viewsFlash Butt yard, stored Mt Newman Mining 5499 was the last active ALCo on the BHP roster. Cab side shows ownership details and bogie. Built in November 1975 by Comeng NSW as an ALCo M636 model with serial number C6065-4. Unit was donated to Rail Heritage WA in 2001.
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254-192 viewsBing Siding, an empty train awaits departure time behind 6071 an General Electric built AC6000 model with serial number 51063. The locomotive has not yet been named. Side view. September 2001.
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254-202 viewsBing Siding, an empty train awaits departure time behind 6071 an General Electric built AC6000 model with serial number 51063. The locomotive has not yet been named. Side view. September 2001.
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254-232 viewsBing Siding, cab side view of General Electric AC6000 unit 6071 serial number 51063 with the driver about to enter the cab. The locomotive has not yet been named 'Chichester' in this image. September 2001.
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254-242 viewsBing Siding, an empty train departs behind 6071 an General Electric built AC6000 model with serial number 51063. The locomotive has not yet been named. Second unit is Goninan rebuilt CM40-8MEFI locomotive 5668. September 2001.
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254-262 viewsBing Siding at the 20 km, an empty train departs south with Goninan rebuild unit 5668 'Dunkirk' an CM40-8MEFI model with serial number 8412-01 / 95-159, one of the last four rebuilds with an EFI 7FDL engine. It is trailing AC6000 unit 6071. September 2001.
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255-042 viewsSiding Three back track, Robe 9456 Tamper 1, a Fairmont Tamper Mk VI switch tamper machine. May 2002.
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255-172 viewsAt the 162.2 km looking south are the remains of the second Robe River loadout facility which was installed in 1975 to mine the Mesa 2402E mining area, the line was a four kilometre U shaped spur curving away to the left. Geodata location here. May 2002.
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255-252 viewsWestern Creek at the 71 km on the Cape Lambert to Deepdale line an empty Robe River train powers upgrade as it heads to Mesa J for loading behind the standard quad CM40-8M lash up. Geodata location here. May 2002.
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255-262 viewsWestern Creek at the 71 km on the Cape Lambert to Deepdale line an empty Robe River train powers upgrade as it heads to Mesa J for loading behind the standard quad CM40-8M lash up led by Goninan CM40-8M unit 9425 with serial number 6266-08 / 89-85 and sisters 9410, 9420 and 9414. Geodata location here. May 2002.
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255-312 viewsWestern Creek at the 71 km on the Cape Lambert to Deepdale line an empty Robe River train powers upgrade behind the standard quad CM40-8M lash up led by Goninan CM40-8M unit 9425, 9410, 9420 and 9414 with serial number 8206-11 / 91-124. The Western Creek interconnecting line can be seen branching off to the right. Geodata location here. May 2002.
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255-352 viewsEmu Siding on the Hamersley Iron Dampier to Tom Price line with the Western Creek Robe River interconnecting line on the left joining the HI Tom Price line. Train Control board for crews to change channels. May 2002.
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256-102 viewsMaitland Siding on the Cape Lambert to Deepdale railway has a late afternoon empty train with the quad CM40-8M working of 9425, 9410, 9420 and 9414 in the siding waiting for a cross with an opposing loaded train. At the time of this image Siding 3 or Murray Camp was unable to cross ore trains so Siding One - Harding or Siding Two - Maitland were used. May 2002.
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256-142 views89.6 km, Toyota Landcruiser HJ75, waiting for a train. May 2002.
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256-272 viewsMaitland Siding, Robe River CM40-8M unit 9419 on an empty train. 9419 was built by ALCo Schenectady NY USA as an ALCo C630 model in October 1967 with serial number 3486-03 for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company (USA) with road number 2102. It was purchased by Morrison Knudsen for Robe River (along with three sister units) and delivered in January 1975 and repainted and renumbered as 9419 on arrival. 9419 was rebuilt by Goninan WA in October 1990 to become an CM40-8M model with serial number 8109-10 / 90-117. May 2002.
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256-322 viewsAt the 89.6 km grade crossing the loaded train behind the quad CM40-8M working of 9414, 9420, 9410 and 9425 rolls across the crossing and heads down the 1.26 percent grade. May 2002.
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256-362 viewsAt the 89.6 km grade crossing the loaded train behind the quad CM40-8M working of 9414, 9420, 9410 and 9425 rolls across the crossing and heads down the 1.26 percent grade. 9425 was built by AE Goodwin NSW as an ALCo C636 in April 1970 with serial G-6041-4 for Mount Newman Mining with road number 5468. It was sold to Robe in August 1982 and repainted and renumbered to 9425. 9425 was rebuilt by Goninan WA in August 1989 to become an CM40-8M model with serial 6266-8 / 89-85. May 2002.
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256-372 viewsAt the 89.6 km grade crossing the loaded Robe River waggons across the crossing. May 2002.
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