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218-1868 viewsDe Grey River Bridge, a loaded GML train with the original AE Goodwin designed and Tomlinson Steel Perth and Scotts of Ipswich built waggons.
220-1768 viewsJust west of the 104.6 km crossing on the Yarrie line, BHP Iron Ore Goninan rebuilt ALCo C636 5431 into a C36-7M unit 5507 serial number 4839-03 / 87-072 seen here leading its loaded train through the curves.
221-0568 viewsHardie Siding, with the days of C36-7M operations numbered, Goninan rebuild 5513 serial 88-078 / 4839-02 from ALCo C636 5453 holds the mainline with a loaded train bound for Finucane Island.
221-1568 viewsHardie Siding, BHP Iron Ore Goninan rebuild unit CM40-8MEFI 5669 the last Dash 8 rebuilt for BHP and one of four fitted with an EFI prime mover, serial 95-160/8412-02, with the switch restored for the mainline the 2nd Person climbs aboard to continue on to Yarrie Mine.
222-1468 viewsSulphur Springs base metal area, exploration drill rig drilling, this dates from 2000-01 when Sipa Resources had the lease. Location is only approximate GeoData.
150522 819168 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M unit 5645 serial 8281-11/93-134 awaits the shears. Full details of this unit can be seen here .
150523 827468 viewsFinucane Island, loaded train arriving at the Island behind Progress Rail SD70ACe unit 4434 'Koombana' serial 20128866-003 and same batch sibling 4435 serial 20128866-004 train is running under new Roy Hill conveyor and road bridge. Geodata: -20.3363383 118.5497850 .
1061 00168 viewsWelshpool, Goninan, Mt Newman Mining's AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 model 5465 serial G6041-1 sits on a road transport float out the front of the workshops, this unit went on to be rebuilt into a GE C36-7M unit 5512. December 1987.
Jim Bisdee photo.
221-1167 viewsHardie Siding, with the switch now set for the siding, the empty train is reversing out back onto the mainline, the ore cars are Tomlinson Steel built bottom discharge units. Note the end of train device are two flashing red lights, and no digitair.
221-1367 viewsHardie Siding, BHP Iron Ore Goninan rebuild unit CM40-8MEFI 5669 the last Dash 8 rebuilt for BHP and one of four fitted with an EFI prime mover, serial 95-160/8412-02 is backing out onto the mainline with an empty train that will continue onto Yarrie for loading.
222-0367 viewsAt the 105.7 km grade crossing near Gillam Siding, a loaded Yandi train approaches behind two General Electric AC6000 units built by GE at their Erie plant, BHP 6071 serial 51063 leads sister unit 6074, 6071 has not been named as yet. This road was also the original road into Lynas Find Gold Project, back in the day. GeoData.
222-1567 viewsLalla Rookh gold mine head frame at sunset.
In the 1924 WA Mines Department report, it states there was a ten head battery and five cyanide vats for leaching located here GeoData.
150505 798867 viewsFMG Solomon Line, bank engines Progress Rail EMD SD70ACe/LCi unit 716 serial 20118693-008 and EMD SD90MAC unit 901 serial 976833-1, this unit has been repowered with an 16-710G3 prime mover, at the 227 km as they bank the loaded train upgrade into the cutting, the train speed is now increasing as the front of the train has topped the grade. Geodata: -22.0187117 118.5850933 .
150518 814367 viewsBHP Iron Ore old and retired ore stacker #4 and bucket wheel reclaimer #4 are blown apart to aid in the scrapping process.
150523 819767 viewsNelson Point Yard, a pair of BHP Billiton SD70ACe units waits in the arrival yard with a loaded rake for the dumpers. Lead unit 4327 'Hamersley' is from an order originally built by Electro-Motive, London Ontario for BNSF, a US Class 1 railroad, but BHP secured 10 of them during construction, this unit 4327 serial 20066862-056 was destined to be BNSF 9185 before coming to BHP. The second unit 4402 is from a batch of Progress Rail EMD SD70ACe units serial 20118575-012.
160128 0056867 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.
160128 0058467 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, Goninan rebuilt GE model CM40-8M unit 5661 is now match for the 40 tonne Cat excavator model 330DL as the shears tear the cab to pieces.
150619 908467 viewsFlash Butt yard, CNR-QRRS of China built side dump waggons, built and delivered around 2011-12, waggon 0713 loaded with fines for sheeting.
041225 06472167 viewsNelson Point Ore Car Repair Shop, original Magor USA built ore waggon 601, known as the 'Oro's', one of 144 built in 1963 and bought by the Mt Newman partners in 1968 from the Oroville Dam construction in California. 25th December 2004.
1062 00167 viewsWelshpool, Goninan, Mt Newman Mining's GE C36-7M rebuild unit 5509 serial 4839-05 / 87-074 being road hauled to Port Hedland by Bell on a ninety four wheel float. This unit was rebuild from AE Goodwin ALCo C636 unit 5452 serial G6012-1. May 1987.
Jim Bisdee photo.
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