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221-0399 viewsHardie Siding, with the days of Goninan GE rebuilt C36-7M units operating numbered, 5513 serial 88-078 / 4839-02 rebuilt from AE Goodwin ALCo C636 5453 serial G6012-2, the drivers side cab 'Kalgan' nameplate has already removed to be fitted to the new GE AC6000 6074.
207-1298 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.
150505 797698 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 .
150522 817698 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 C6084-10.
160128 0041098 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.
196-0797 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.
151111 947897 viewsCape Lambert Yard, Hamersley Iron 7074, a General Electric built Dash C44-9W serial 47753 from the original order in November 1994.
060414 345697 viewsNelson Point yard, empty fuel tank waggon 0015, a Comeng WA built 116 kilolitre tank waggon, one of a batch of six built in 1974-75 wearing the newer corporate 'Earth' livery of BHP Billiton Iron Ore.
207-0996 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, the size of the extended radiator compared to domestic AC6000 units is evident here.
218-1196 viewsDe Grey River Bridge, a loaded Yarrie train crosses the river behind an original Mt Newman Mining ALCo to GE rebuild carried out by Goninan, originally ALCo C636 5458 to GE model C36-7M unit 5510 'Newman' serial 4839-07 / 87-075.
219-0996 viewsYandicoogina or HIY as Hamersley Iron identify it, located 445 km from Parker Point yard in Dampier. Bank engine unit General Electric C44-9W model 7089 serial 47768 idles away waiting the next loaded train to push out.
150505 794896 viewsFMG Solomon Line track - rail detail, H VT 136 RE PG4 2010 XII, H for head hardened, VT for vacuum degassing, the diamond logo PZH indicates it is manufactured by Pangang Group Steel Vanadium & Titanium Co. Ltd, is 136 pounds per yard weight, RE meets AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) standards, PG4 indicates tensile strength of 1300 MPa, and a rolled date of 2010, December.
150505 794995 viewsFMG Solomon Line track - sleeper detail. The logo stamped in the sleeper is for Austrak the manufacturer and the running number for the quality control.
041225 06452195 viewsNelson Point Ore Car Repair Shops, brand new Bradken NSW built ore waggon and type leader 9100 asset number 2031702. These waggons are the latest additions to the fleet with 20 on order in total. They are made from the same 5Cr12Ti steel that the Goninan GoLynx waggons are made. 9100 has been set up for use as a 'test' waggon with load sensors located all over it. 25th December 2004.
150505 795394 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking west with cutting to the right, 227.5 km grade crossing in the distance, track is curving away to the left in the background. Geodata: -22.0200283 118.5880600 .
207-1093 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 inverter, fuel tank and engine hood.
218-0293 viewsYandi, river access road that runs between Roy Hill Rd and Yandi Junction, sort of following the train line, Toyota Land Cruiser Toy Titan, 1994 HJ75 series trayback.
040815 16583293 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, a new Goninan built ore waggon 4239, one of 126 such waggons constructed during 1997 out of 3CR12Ti stainless steel in an effort to eliminate painting and to reduce wear on the waggon body. Note the rounded bottom edge and tapered floor, this design was designated HC7081. 15th August 2004.
196-1092 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.
207-0692 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.
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