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141027 5868538 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, an EMD SD40R is getting the thermal lance treatment to cut the frame while other GE AC6000 and EMD SD40R units look on, AC6000 unit 6071 has been reduced to just the frame with the EVO 6600 horsepower engine awaiting the lance as well.
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141027 5862527 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, General Electric AC6000 unit 6072 looks on next to EMD SD40R units 3092, 3089 and 3095, a frame segment of an SD40R and the hydraulic shears.
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141027 5859506 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677/7083-7 watching a former sister unit being reduced to bits, a primer mover 645 EMD engine and fuel tank tipped on its side, pilot and bogie, and the excavator with the hydraulic shears.
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141027 5853503 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of and EMD SD40R unit primer mover 645 EMD engine and fuel tank tipped on its side, pilot and bogie.
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141027 5860498 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677/7083-7 watching a former sister unit being reduced to bits, fuel tank tipped on its side, pilot and bogie.
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141027 5865497 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, a view of the hydraulic shears with SD40R units in the background.
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180527 1200430 viewsPippingarra, near the 17km on the former Goldsworthy line, BHP has stored some redundant service waggons, Difco side dumps, a couple of heavy weights and the old winch and crib waggons from the steel train. Looking east with a former GML short Difco side dump waggon on the end. 27th May 2018. GeoData.
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180208 4371406 viewsCape Lambert Yard. Brand new GE built ES44ACi unit 9126 serial 64632 built date of October 2017 in owner's Rio Tinto stripe livery. 8th February 2018.
Roland Depth image.
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180117 1146329 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18 km grade crossing sees Roy Hill loaded fuel train with General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1018 serial 63829 leading RHA 1019, CFCLA lease unit Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 and RHA 1013 with eleven loaded fuel tank waggons. CD 4302 is the only unit powering as it was being tested. 17th January 2018.
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040815 165436294 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, a Goninan built replacement ore waggon, numbered 2063, one of a batch of 345 waggons built to the new Lynx Engineering design known as the GoLynx waggons with 3CR12Ti stainless steel in a bid to eliminate painting to reduce wear on the waggon body. Serial 950088-190, build date 04/2001. 15th August 2004.
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050109 093041286 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, the cab from scrapped Australian built Comeng NSW off an MLW M636 model ALCo 5495 serial C6084-0011 built 11-1974.
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040815 165508231 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, builders plate of Goninan built replacement ore waggon 2063, one of a batch of 345 waggons built to the new Lynx Engineering design known as the GoLynx waggons serial 950088-190 and build date 04/2001. 15th August 2004.
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160128 00383225 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, lined up waiting biding their time, three years separate these Goninan rebuilds CM40-8M unit 5642 serial 8281-07/92-131 and final unit 5669 CM40-8MEFI model serial 8412-02/95-160. The only differences visible are the pressed metal handbrake wheel and cast one, snow plough of 42 and the marker lights on 69.
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041225 064541208 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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050109 093001200 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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160128 0000190 viewsSee 5661 reduced to frame level in just over 7 minutes.
A 176 tonnes locomotive is no match for a 40 tonne CAT excavator with a T-Rex type hydraulic set of shears.
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050109 092926184 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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160128 00378182 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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050109 093033177 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, the cab from scrapped Australian built Comeng NSW an MLW M636 model ALCo 5495 serial C6084-0011 built 11-1974. Sister complete unit 5502 can be seen beyond the ALCo crank and cam shafts holding up the veranda.
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050109 093124173 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, removed Locotrol cab from Goninan CM40-8ML ALCo rebuild unit 5663, this unit had eventually had a normal cab fitted.
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