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219-05106 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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160128 00406106 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, rear view of Goninan rebuilt GE model CM40-8M 5641 serial 8281-06, builders no. 92-130 flanked either side by later rebuilds 5660 and 5668. Note the newer rebuilds have marker lights while 41 has none.
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150523 8200105 viewsNelson Point Yard, overview of both trains from images 8197 and 8198.
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150523 8218105 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 8234105 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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150523 8242105 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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040409 121920105 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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207-11104 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 8233103 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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160128 00407103 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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207-17102 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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150505 7963102 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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196-1199 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 0041698 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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160128 0088298 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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040801 14410298 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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150522 817697 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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150505 793796 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking east across earth fill abutment with culverts, sign indicating Babangarra Creek. Geodata: -22.0522533 118.7402133 .
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196-0995 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 797695 viewsFMG Solomon Line, waggon pair 3005 and 4006, built in 2009 by CSR Yangize Rolling Stock Co. Ltd, loaded with fines ore. Geodata: -22.0187350 118.5850917 .
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