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150523 8204130 viewsNelson Point Yard, BHP Billiton SD70ACe unit 4368 is on the fuel tank shunt, is a unit from the last order of eighteen SD70ACe units for BHP Billtion built at Electro-Motive in London Ontario, serial 20098203-013.
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150522 8189129 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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150522 8153125 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, sister unit 5647 sit along side with the same fate coming up next.
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150523 8199125 viewsNelson Point Yard, with only another month to operate, BHP Billiton CM40-8M locomotive 5666 'Taranto' is a trailing unit as the loaded rake waits to head to the car dumpers for unloading. 5666 started life as a Comeng NSW built M636 ALCo 5487 before Goninan rebuilt it in 1995 to a CM40-8MEFI as it was the first unit to trial an electronic fuel injection system. Come the 1st of July 2015 all these units were all stored.
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160128 00402125 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, intact bogie from CM39-8 unit 5632, build date 11-87, GE floating bolster design.
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196-06123 viewsYandi Two, BHP Iron Ore 5631 'Apollo' serial 5831-10 / 88-080 originally built new by Goninan as a GE CM39-8 in 1988. Drivers side cab view shows hand brake chain and bogie. May 1998.
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160128 00404123 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, front view of Goninan rebuilt GE model CM40-8M 5660 serial 8412-05, builders no. 94-151.
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040409 121920123 viewsBoodarie, Goninan built GoLynx waggon 8416 which is a modified version of the BHP mainline waggons for service on the Goldsworthy system as a bottom discharge waggon. 9th April 2004.
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150505 7986122 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 at an increasing speed as the front of the train has topped the grade. Geodata: -22.0187117 118.5850933 .
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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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150522 8193121 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M units 5659 serial 8412-04/94-150, 5640 serail no. 8281-05/92-129 and 5638 serial 8281-02/92-127 await the shears. Full details of these units can be seen here .
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150522 8156120 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, sister unit 5647 sit along side with the same fate coming up next.
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196-08118 viewsYandi Two, BHP Iron Ore 5630 'Zeus' serial 5831-09 / 88-079 originally built new by Goninan as a GE CM39-8 in 1988. Drivers side cab view shows hand brake chain and bogie. May 1998.
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207-13118 viewsBHP General Electric built AC6000 unit 6074 serial 51066, brand new and unnamed at Yandi One load-out loop as a remote mid-train unit view of left hand side rear steerable bogie and air intakes below radiator.
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196-02115 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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219-05115 viewsYandicoogina or HIY as Hamersley Iron identify it, located 445 km from Parker Point yard in Dampier. Bank engine units General Electric C44-9W models 7090 serial 47769 and 7089 idle away waiting their next loaded train to push out.
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040801 144102115 viewsWalla Siding, Goninan built, Lynx Engineering designed ore waggon 4403 made from 5Cr12Ti stainless steel these waggons are known as GoLynx waggons, asset number 203510 with serial 950124-004 and build date 02/2004. 1st August 2004.
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150523 8231114 viewsNelson Point Yard, view across Bi-Lo Crossing, a throw back to days that the supermarket was in fact a Bi-Lo, well before the current Woolworths, and Action before that. Dash 8 units in the yard, on the 5642 with the Steel Train and 5648 with another on a rake of index waggons. The 2km post can just be made out at the third light pole from the right.
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150523 8238114 viewsNelson Point Yard, BHP Billtion SD70ACe unit leads a rake towards the dumpers. Lead unit 4327 'Hamersley' is from an order originally being built by Electro-Motive, London Ontario for BNSF, an US class 1 railroad, but BHP secured 10 of them during construction, this unit 4327 serial no. 20066862-056 was destined to be BNSF 9185 before coming to BHP.
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196-03113 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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