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223-07191 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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050109 093033190 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, the cab from scrapped Australian built MLW M636 model MLW ALCo by Comeng NSW 5495 serial C6084-11 built in Nov-1974.. Sister complete unit 5502 can be seen beyond the ALCo crank and cam shafts holding up the veranda.
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040815 165720181 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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160128 00380179 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 00384175 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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040815 165706172 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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150522 8160170 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 092857169 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, 5450 a USA built EMD model F7A serial 8970 and frame 3006-A9, built Jan-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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223-09166 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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242-20166 viewsPort Hedland, Don Rhodes Mining Museum, preserved Mt Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 unit 5497 serial C6096-2 stands in the afternoon sunlight.
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150522 8172165 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 C6087-8. Photo of the removed cab can be seen here .
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196-01161 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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223-21161 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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160128 00393159 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, General Electric V16 7FDL-16 prime mover from CM40-8M 5664.
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160128 00386158 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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207-18157 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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050109 092824156 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, Goldsworthy Mining Ltd B class unit 1, an English Electric built ST95B model, originally built in 1965 serial A-104, due to accident damage rebuilt on new frame with serial A232 in 1970. These units of Bo-Bo design with a 6CSRKT 640kW prime mover and built at the Rocklea Qld plant.
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150505 7956154 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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160128 00394154 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 C6084-7.
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160128 00385150 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan rebuild CM40-8M 5660 serial 8412-05/94-151 surrounded by remains and sibling units.
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