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150523 8280145 viewsFinucane Island, loaded with Yandi Fines Comeng built original style ore waggon number 1483 dates from from 1974. It has had the end sills filled in as a capacity improvement and show signs of having been resheeted and repaired, it is also riding on light weight 38 tonne bogies. Geodate: -20.3363567 118.5497550 .55555
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150523 8242108 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.55555
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150523 8238114 viewsNelson Point Yard, BHP Billtion SD70ACe unit leads a rake towards the dumpers. Lead unit 4327 'Hamersley' is from an order originally being built by Electro-Motive, London Ontario for BNSF, an US class 1 railroad, but BHP secured 10 of them during construction, this unit 4327 serial no. 20066862-056 was destined to be BNSF 9185 before coming to BHP.55555
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150523 8234108 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.55555
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150523 8233107 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.55555
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150523 8231114 viewsNelson Point Yard, view across Bi-Lo Crossing, a throw back to days that the supermarket was in fact a Bi-Lo, well before the current Woolworths, and Action before that. Dash 8 units in the yard, on the 5642 with the Steel Train and 5648 with another on a rake of index waggons. The 2km post can just be made out at the third light pole from the right.55555
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150523 8218107 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.55555
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150523 8204130 viewsNelson Point Yard, BHP Billiton SD70ACe unit 4368 is on the fuel tank shunt, is a unit from the last order of eighteen SD70ACe units for BHP Billtion built at Electro-Motive in London Ontario, serial 20098203-013.55555
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150523 8201145 viewsNelson Point Yard, parked beside the Locomotive Service Shop, BHP Billiton diesel fuel tank waggon 0035 with safety slogan 'Take time to work safety', total capacity of 117m3 for a nominal capacity of 113 m3 built in China by CNR - QRRS.55555
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150523 8200109 viewsNelson Point Yard, overview of both trains from images 8197 and 8198.55555
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150523 8199125 viewsNelson Point Yard, with only another month to operate, BHP Billiton CM40-8M locomotive 5666 'Taranto' is a trailing unit as the loaded rake waits to head to the car dumpers for unloading. 5666 started life as a Comeng NSW built M636 ALCo 5487 before Goninan rebuilt it in 1995 to a CM40-8MEFI as it was the first unit to trial an electronic fuel injection system. Come the 1st of July 2015 all these units were all stored.55555
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150522 8194140 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M units lined up awaiting the chop, 5659, 5640, 5638, 5649, 5645, 5635, 5663, 5656, 5657, 5647 with 5646 out of view.55555
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150522 8193121 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M units 5659 serial 8412-04/94-150, 5640 serail no. 8281-05/92-129 and 5638 serial 8281-02/92-127 await the shears. Full details of these units can be seen here .55555
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150522 8189129 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M unit 5656 serial 8412-01/94-147 awaits the shears. Full details of this unit can be seen here .55555
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150522 8186143 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the first of BHP Billiton Dash 8 locos to be scrapped, CM40-8 5646 serial 8244-11/92-135 one of a pair of new Goninan WA built CM40-8 units has already had most of the hood removed and the V16 7FDL prime mover is visible, sister unit 5647 sits along side with the same fate coming up next. Full details of these units past lives can be seen here .55555
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150522 818477 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, no. 2 end of Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M unit 5638 serial 8281-02/92-127, for full details of these units past lives see here .55555
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150522 817980 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, Goninan WA rebuild CM40-8M units from left, 5635 serial 8151-09/91-121, 5645 serial 8281-11/92-134 and 5649 serial 8412-07 93-140, for full details of these units past lives see here .55555
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150522 8176101 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 C6084-10.55555
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150522_8162.jpg
150522 8162148 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the first batch of BHP Billiton Dash 8 locos to be scrapped, 5646 serial 8244-11/92-135 one of a pair of new Goninan WA built CM40-8 units has already had most of the hood removed and the V16 7FDL prime mover is visible. To right are units 5647, 5657, 5656, 5663, 5635, 5645, 5649, 5638, 5640 and 5659.55555
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150522_8160.jpg
150522 8160170 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, the first batch of BHP Billiton Dash 8 locos to be scrapped, 5646 serial 8244-11/92-135 one of a pair of new Goninan WA built CM40-8 units has already had most of the hood removed and the V16 7FDL prime mover is visible.55555
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