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150505 7936107 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking east across valley at massive earth fill for rail line. Geodata: -22.0351433 118.7568750 .
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150505 7948107 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.
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180117 1148107 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18 km grade crossing sees CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 originally Robe River Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6103-1 #9421, rebuilt by Goninan in 1993 with serial 8297-2/93-137 then to CFCLA in 2012 powering a loaded fuel train as part of the mainline testing of these units prior to ore train service. 17th January 2018.
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150505 7949106 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.
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160128 00408106 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal Yard, front view of Goninan rebuilt GE model CM40-8M 5655 serial 8412-12, builders no. 93-146 flanked on the left by older sister unit 5642 and on the right by sister 5653. Note these two newer rebuilds have marker lights while 42 has none but has a snow plough on the no. 2 end.
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060414 3445106 viewsNelson Point yard, originally a Magor USA built ballast waggon for the Oroville Dam construction, 507 seen here modified as a weighbridge test waggon with an axle load of 20 ton. The others in the fleet are 40, 60 and 100 tons. 14th April 2006.
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207-10105 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.
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150505 7942105 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking east, earth fill abutment embankment for rail line, Jingarri Creek, expanded view from 7940, shows access road. Geodata: -22.0545750 118.7278517 .
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219-13104 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 7089 serial 47768 and 7090 idle away waiting their next loaded train to push out, the mine is visible in the background.
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221-09104 viewsHardie Siding, with the days of C36-7M operations numbered, Goninan rebuild 5513 serial 88-078 / 4839-02 from ALCo C636 5453 blasts away from Hardie with a loaded train bound for Finucane Island.
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150505 7951104 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking back east from the same spot as 7950. Repeater tower in distance. Geodata: -22.0398833 118.6280733 .
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150507 8050104 viewsFMG Solomon Line, bank engines, a pair of General Electric C44-9W locomotives, units 005 serial 58182 and 006 serial 58183 assist a loaded train at the 278.291 km grade crossing. Geodata: -22.1620833 118.1272300 .
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203-14103 viewsBing Siding, a loaded BHP Iron Ore train with double Dash 8 power behind Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M models 5660 'Kure' serial 8412-05 / 94-151 and sister 5643 'Mt Whaleback' serial no 8281-08 / 92-132 as they cross an empty train in the siding with an AC6000 unit.
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150505 7950103 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking west along elevated section of track, repeater tower in distance. Geodata: -22.0398833 118.6280733 .
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196-10102 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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207-06102 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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207-07102 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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219-03102 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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150505 7944102 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking west, earth fill abutment embankment for rail line, Jingarri Creek, view from the western side, expanded view from 7942, access road visible at left. Geodata: -22.0525633 118.7199633 .
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150505 7947102 viewsFMG Solomon Line, looking east from the 215.586 km grade crossing. Geodata: -22.0534583 118.6860400 .
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