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207-20115 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.
150505 7976114 viewsFMG Solomon Line, waggon pair 3005 and 4006, built in 2009 by CSR Yangtze Rolling Stock Co. Ltd, loaded with fines ore. Geodata: -22.0187350 118.5850917 .
150523 8200114 viewsNelson Point Yard, overview of both trains from images 8197 and 8198.
150523 8242113 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.
160128 00410113 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.
160128 00882113 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.
219-09112 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.
150523 8218112 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.
150523 8233112 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.
150523 8234112 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.
196-09111 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.
207-12110 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.
100717 0652110 viewsFlash Butt yard, new rail stock carrier waggon 6020, built by Gemco Rail in late 2009-10 with Barber bogies.
196-07109 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.
207-09109 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.
218-02109 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 tray back.
151111 9478108 viewsCape Lambert Yard, Hamersley Iron 7074, a General Electric built Dash C44-9W serial 47753 from the original order in November 1994.
150505 7953108 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 .
150522 8176108 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.
218-11107 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.
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