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160128 00380168 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, surrounded by remains, the last unit of 4 GE CM39-8 units built new in 1988 by Goninan WA, 5633 serial 5831-12/88-082 has its back to the scrapping while rebuilt sibling 5636 looks on.
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160128 00384163 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, another line up with the front and back views of two Goninan rebuild models CM40-8MEFI 5669 and 5668 and two CM40-8M models 5641 and 5660, again the only differences are no marker lights on 5641 and it has a snow plough.
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240-02163 viewsNelson Point, retired Mount Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M-636 unit 5499 serial C-6096-4 sits awaiting its engine removal prior to being sent by road to Rail Heritage WA's Museum at Bassendean, Perth for preservation. 25th June 2002.
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040815 165720161 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, original Comeng builders plate on ore waggon 4080, a batch of 86 built in 1980 indicating 4080 was built in August 1980. 15th August 2004.
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223-07160 viewsPossum Siding, Hamersley Iron rail grinder, Speno built RR 48 M-1 model sits in the back track siding. 21st October 2000.
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150522 8160160 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the first batch of BHP Billiton Dash 8 locos to be scrapped, 5646 serial 8244-11/92-135 one of a pair of new Goninan WA built CM40-8 units has already had most of the hood removed and the V16 7FDL prime mover is visible.
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050109 092857153 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, 5450 an EMD model F7A serial 8970 and frame 3006-A9, built 01-1950 for Western Pacific Railroad as 917-A, imported for the Mt Newman Mining Co. to construct their Port Hedland to Newman railway in December 1967.
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150522 8172152 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, drivers side cab view with EPIC brake modules visible. Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M unit 5663 serial 8412-08/94-154, this unit was rebuilt without a cab and this cab was later retrofitted, was originally AE Goodwin NSW built ALCo M636 unit 5476 serial C-6087-8. Photo of the removed cab can be seen here .
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207-18150 viewsBHP General Electric built AC6000 unit 6071 serial 51063 brand new and unnamed on the loaded side of Yandi One load-out loop as a remote mid-train unit, showing roof view and the original style windscreen protectors.
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160128 00393150 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, General Electric V16 7FDL-16 prime mover from CM40-8M 5664.
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242-20150 viewsPort Hedland, Don Rhodes Mining Museum, preserved Mount Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M-636 unit 5497 serial C-6096-2 stands in the afternoon sunlight.
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223-09149 viewsPossum Siding, Hamersley Iron rail grinder, Speno built RR 48 M-1 model sits in the back track siding. 21st October 2000.
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160128 00386149 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, upturned bogie from recently scrapped new built Goninan CM39-8 unit 5632. Bogie is of a GE floating bolster design, serial 1-10-87.
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196-01146 viewsYandi Two loaded car side of the loadout balloon loop, BHP Iron Ore CM40-8M or Dash 8 motive power in the form of 5658 'Kakogawa' serial 8412-03 / 94-149 rebuilt by Goninan as GE model CM40-8M from ALCo M636 #5480 and two new Goninan built GE CM39-8 units 5630 'Zeus' serial 5831-09 / 88-079 and 5631 'Apollo' serial 5831-10 / 88-080 are the head end power with another two CM40-8M units mid-train. Train length is 240 waggons with a 120/120 split. Yandi Two ore stockpile and pedestal stacker boom tip visible in the background, the loadout operates via gravity and the train travels through a tunnel. May 1998.
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160128 00394143 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the ALCo remains of Goninan rebuild CM40-8ML (cabless, but cab fitted in 1996) 5664 serial 8412-09/94-155, the ALCo Hi-Ad bogies and fuel tanks of original ALCo M636 Comeng NSW built 5491 serial C-6084-7.
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223-21142 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.
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150522 8162142 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the first batch of BHP Billiton Dash 8 locos to be scrapped, 5646 serial 8244-11/92-135 one of a pair of new Goninan WA built CM40-8 units has already had most of the hood removed and the V16 7FDL prime mover is visible. To right are units 5647, 5657, 5656, 5663, 5635, 5645, 5649, 5638, 5640 and 5659.
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160128 00385142 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan rebuild CM40-8M 5660 serial 8412-05/94-151 surrounded by remains and sibling units.
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040815 165706141 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, an original Comeng built ore waggon dating from a batch of 86 built in 1980, numbered 4080 with a build date of August 1980 which has had the walls resheeted. 15th August 2004.
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150505 7956140 viewsFMG Solomon Line, a pair of General Electric C44-9W locomotives 005 serial 58182 and 006 serial 58183 struggle upgrade with a loaded train at the 227 km bound for Port Hedland, the train is being assisted in the rear. Geodata: -22.0189283 118.5861050 .
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