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050109 092824140 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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150523 8201138 viewsNelson Point Yard, parked beside the Locomotive Service Shop, BHP Billiton diesel fuel tank waggon 0035 with safety slogan 'Take time to work safety', total capacity of 117m3 for a nominal capacity of 113 m3 built in China by CNR - QRRS.
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150522 8186136 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the first of BHP Billiton Dash 8 locos to be scrapped, CM40-8 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, sister unit 5647 sits along side with the same fate coming up next. Full details of these units past lives can be seen here .
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150523 8280134 viewsFinucane Island, loaded with Yandi Fines Comeng built original style ore waggon number 1483 dates from from 1974. It has had the end sills filled in as a capacity improvement and show signs of having been resheeted and repaired, it is also riding on light weight 38 tonne bogies. Geodate: -20.3363567 118.5497550 .
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207-16133 viewsBHP General Electric built AC6000 unit 6074 serial 51066, brand new and unnamed at Yandi One load-out tunnel as a remote mid-train unit.
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150522 8194132 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M units lined up awaiting the chop, 5659, 5640, 5638, 5649, 5645, 5635, 5663, 5656, 5657, 5647 with 5646 out of view.
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223-26131 viewsPossum Siding, Hamersley Iron locos built by General Electric model C44-9W units 7072 serial 47751 with 210 waggons loaded ex Marandoo changes crew with sister loco 7082 serial 47761 on an empty at 1500 hrs 21st October 2000.
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223-29131 viewsPossum Siding, rear view of Hamersley Iron loco 7072 a General Electric built C44-9W model serial 47751 leads sister unit 7074 with a loaded train as they effect a crew change. 21st October 2000.
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160128 00400131 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, traction motors from CM39-8 unit 5632, more than likely GE 752AF units.
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223-27130 viewsPossum Siding, the no 2 or B ends of a pair of Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W locomotives 7072 and 7074. 1500 hrs 21st October 2000.
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223-23129 viewsPossum Siding, Hamersley Iron loco 7082 a General Electric built C44-9W serial 47761 leads sister unit 7080 with an empty train as they power up to pull forward inside the loop to effect a crew change. 21st October 2000.
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050109 093234129 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, side view of 5450 EMD model F7A serial 8970 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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160128 00413A129 viewsView of the stripped out cab - drivers console of Goninan built CM39-8 unit 5631, serail no. 5831-10, builders no. 88-080.
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160128 00395128 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the remains of Goninan rebuild CM40-8ML (cabless, but cab fitted in 1996) 5664 serial 8412-09/94-155 hood and dynamic brake module.
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160128 00403128 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, drivers side cab view of the ALCo Hi-Ad bogie with external secondary coil suspension of the original M636 unit 5478.
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207-19127 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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196-04126 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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196-05126 viewsYandi Two, builders plate for BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M unit 5658 'Kakogawa' serial 8412-03 / 94-149. Originally AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 5480 serial G-6061-1. May 1998.
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150522 8189122 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M unit 5656 serial 8412-01/94-147 awaits the shears. Full details of this unit can be seen here .
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080621 2722122 viewsTabba South, new Lead-Off Lead-On waggon STTR class STTR 6214 on the end of the Steel Train or rail recovery and transport train, built by Gemco Rail WA, the chutes can be seen standing up with the squeeze rollers behind the mesh.
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