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150523 8218102 viewsNelson Point Yard, BHP Billiton diesel fuel tank waggon 0021, total capacity of 117m3 for a nominal capacity of 113 m3 built in China by CNR - QRRS.
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150523 8242102 viewsNelson Point Yard, loaded ore waggon 5073, a Golynx style waggon built by Goninan, serial no. 950126-114 in 2004 with 5Cr12Ti stainless steel which does away with the need to paint the waggon interiors to prevent wear.
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207-11101 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 the left hand side cab and steerable bogie.
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150523 8200101 viewsNelson Point Yard, overview of both trains from images 8197 and 8198.
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196-02100 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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150523 8233100 viewsNelson Point Yard, I Area, waggon scrapping by Sims Metal, a fork lift carries waggon no. 3340, old 38TAL or tonne axle load bogies lay around while other cars await the chop. With the move to ECPB train brake control and heavy waggon loads these older style cars are fast becoming obsolete.
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150523 8234100 viewsNelson Point Yard, I Area, waggon scrapping by Sims Metal, a fork lift carries waggon no. 3340, one of 350 waggons built in Romania of which only about 60 made it into service, the rest rusting away in a caged embargo area out on the Broome Road until they were scrapped some years ago. There is a connection with these waggons and Lang Hancock and his former mine McCamey's Monster, now known as Jimblebar. 5665 looks on, its days also numbered.
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160128 00407100 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, rear view of Goninan rebuilt GE model CM40-8MEFI 5669 serial 8412-02, builders no. 95-160 flanked on the left by sister unit 5668 and on the right by older CM40-8M 5642. Note the newer rebuilds have marker lights while 42 has none but has a snow plough on the no. 2 end. Also note the roof access ladder rungs have been removed.
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040409 121920100 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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207-1799 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 the left hand side cab and steerable bogie.
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196-0398 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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150505 796398 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 bank engines assisting in the rear can just be seen. Geodata: -22.0189283 118.5861050 .
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196-1196 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 0088296 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, view looking at the inside of the cab front wall and the ALCo Hi-Ad bogie shows the external coil secondary suspension.
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150522 817694 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M unit 5656 serial 8412-01/94-147 was originally Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 unit 5494 serial C-6084-10.
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196-0993 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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150505 793793 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking east across earth fill abutment with culverts, sign indicating Babangarra Creek. Geodata: -22.0522533 118.7402133 .
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160128 0041693 viewsView of the cab roof of Goninan rebuild GE model CM40-8M 5654, serial 8412-11, builders no. 93-145, shows tropical roof, marker and head lights, aerials, sand filling hatch covers wipers and strobe light in place of single trumpet horn.
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196-0791 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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160128 0041091 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, this image shows three different types of the Dash 8 units. On the left 5654 is a GE model CM40-8M Goninan rebuild of a Comeng built ALCo M636, in the middle is new built GE model CM39-8 by Goninan 5633 and on the right is 5636 which is a GE model CM40-8M Goninan rebuild of an AE Goodwin built ALCo C636.
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