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223-0168 viewsThe HI red dot logo for Hamersley Iron on a sign near Rosella Siding. 21st October 2000.
223-1468 viewsPossum Siding, Hamersley Iron loco 7082 a General Electric built C44-9W serial 47761 leads sister unit 7080 with an empty train just inside the loop waiting to effect a crew change. 21st October 2000.
151111 947968 viewsCape Lambert Yard, empty train with motive power in the form of General Electric ES44DCi units 8160 and 8193 serials 60224 and 61852 and General Electric C44-9W 7074 serial 47743.
151111 950468 viewsA loaded train behind General Eletric ES44DCi units 8113 serial 59105 in the original silver livery and 8145 serial 58726 in the tiger strip Rio livery and C44-9W 9433 serial 54766 in ROBE Pilbara Iron livery runs along on the West Mainline bound for Cape Lambert viewed from Table Hill.
150505 794068 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking east, earth fill abutment enbankment for rail line, Jingarri Creek. Geodata: -22.0545750 118.7278517 .
150518 812368 viewsBHP Iron Ore old and retired ore stacker #4 and bucket wheel reclaimer #4 are blown apart to aid in the scrapping process.
150522 817168 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan built CM40-8 unit 5647 serial 8244-12/92-136 stands next to two ALCo rebuilds into CM40-8M units being 5657 and 5656, serial no's 8412-02/94-148 and 8412-01/94-147.
160128 0087668 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, the almost unmarked front of Goninan reduilt GE model CM40-8M unit 5661, serial 8412-06, builders no. 94-152 is surrounded by the twisted scrap that earlier formed the rest of the locomotive.
170730 070168 viewsPippingarra, out near the speedway CFCLA CD class lease units sit stored inbetween hire jobs in a lay down / hardstand yard. CD 4303 and CD4305 with CD 4302 and CD 4301 behind them. 30th July 2017. GeoData.
207-2267 viewsHardie Siding, BHP locomotive 5513 is the final member of Goninan rebuilds from ALCo C636 5453 into CM36-7M unit 5513 serial 4839-02 / 88-078, cab front view.
218-1667 viewsDe Grey RiverBridge, a loaded GML train with the original AE Goonwin designed and Tomlinson Steel Perth and Scotts of Ipswich built waggons.
219-2067 viewsGoldsworthy Siding, CM36-7M unit 5507 'Nimingarra' serial 4839-03 / 87-072, an original BHP ALCo to GE rebuild carried out by Goninan originally ALCo C636 5461, leads an empty train, the waggon behind 5507 is numbered 352 and is one of ten Portec USA built waggons originally from Phelps Dodge Copper Mine.
151111 950167 viewsAt the 47km post on the Cape Lambert line a loaded train runs along on the West Mainline behind 7050 and 7057 both General Electric C44-9W units with serials of 57101 and 55882 and the last General Electric ES44DCi 8199, serial 61858.
150522 818067 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M units 5649 serial 8412-07/93-140 and 5638 serial 8281-02/92-127, for full details of these units past lives see here .
160128 0042967 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, the sparks fly as the remains on an ALCo frame are thermal lanced into smaller manageable pieces, a GE V16 7FDL-16 engine is also cut in half.
050624 334867 viewsGoldsworthy, view from the observation end of the Sundowner coach, originally built by E. G. Budd in 1939 numbered 301 as the Silver Star as a diner-parlour-observation coach on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad's General Pershing Zephyr train from the 1930s and 40s. Donated to Mount Newman Mining Co. by AMAX an original joint venture partner to commemorate the projects first 100 million tonnes of iron ore railed between Mount Whaleback mine and the Port Hedland port.
242-0667 viewsNelson Point, BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM36-7M unit 5508 serial 4839-04/87-073 about to be trucked to United Goninan Perth for eventual overhaul and repainting into the Pilbara Rail livery and leased to Pilbara Rail numbered 5052 as a shunt unit at Dampier. May 2002.
197-0366 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, looking west with the end of the triangle or wye, signal post is GJ 7, empty iron ore train on approach.
207-0266 viewsKoodaideri, view from saddleback looking north across the Fortescue Valley, Wittenoom - Roy Hill Rd can be seen if you know what to look for.
207-2866 viewsHardie Siding, the days of the CM36-7M or Dash 7 units running the Goldsworthy line are almost over, as the CM40-8M or Dash 8 variants take up the task following the arrival of the AC6000 class units. Here, CM40-8MEFI unit 5669 'Beilun' takes the passing track with an empty as CM36-7M unit 5513 holds the mainline with a loaded.
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