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8/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:7/26/2017 - 7/26/2017
Album Info:The Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc was formed in 1976. It is located behind the 6 Mile Yard, access by the Dampier Salt Road between Karratha and Dampier. It is just north to the huge Rio Tinto 7 Mile Rolling Stock Maintenance Workshop.
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Hamersley Iron - ALCO 5-2 #007. MABEL A diesel electric built in the USA in 1940, and is one of the oldest diesel electrics in Australia. Purchased by Hamersley Iron in 1965. Mabel was transported to Australia in the same ship carrying the first three Alco C-628's. Used on ballast and work trains, 007 ended her working life pushing loaded ore cars through the Parker Point Dumper. Taken out of service in 1972, Mabel was donated to the Museum by Hamersley Iron in 1976. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:32 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  HI ALCO5-2(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Hamersley Iron - ALCO C-415 #1000. A diesel electric built in the USA in 1966. The first of this type to be made, it was used as demonstration unit by Alco, and toured in the USA before being purchased by Hamersley Iron in 1968. It was used for ballast and work trains, and shunting in Seven Mile Yard. Donated to the Museum by Hamersley Iron in 1972, it has seen extensive use on passenger trains since that time. This is the only loco of this type to operate outside of North America. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:35 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  HI ALCO.C-415(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  The Mt. Goldsworthy Mining Co. purchased two B-class locomotives for rail construction service in the Pilbara. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:47:10 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  GOLDSWORTH B(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  After the Goldsworth Mining iron ore carrying railway finally came into service, linking the mine with Finucane Island export point, the two B-class were pressed into shunting services. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:47:12 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  GOLDSWORTH B(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  In 1968, a serious accident involving B-class #1 and a larger ore carrying unit practically destroyed the former, and as a replacement, EE supplied a complete body and frame, less diesel engine and bogies, in December 1970 (EE's makers no.232). This and salvaged parts from the smashed unit formed a new No. 1 locomotive, donated to Pilbara Railway Historical Society in 1995. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:26 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  GOLDSWORTH B(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Hamersley Iron ALCO C-628 #2000. A diesel electric built in the USA for Hamersley Iron in 1965. 2000 was the first of five of this type, which formed Hamersley's first mainline fleet of locos. They were at that time the heaviest and most powerful mainline diesel electric’s in Australia. 2000 is the only survivor of the five, and was donated to the Museum in 1983 by Hamersley Iron. This currently sits out the front of Rio Tinto 7 Mile Facility. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:38 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  HI ALCO.C-628(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Hamersley Iron - ALCO C-636 #3017 with passenger train. Built by Alco in the USA in 1970, this loco was the last 'C' class locomotive built by Alco. Originally numbered 2017. Renumbered in 1972. Used for ore trains from Tom Price and Paraburdoo. Rebuilt with full width "Pilbara" cab in 1984. Last revenue job in service was to power Society 20th anniversary train to Tom Price in August 1995. Retired from service February 1996. Donated to museum in full working order April 1996. Last Alco to be overhauled by Hamersley Iron at Seven Mile workshops. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:41 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  HI ALCO.C-636(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Robe River Iron - ALCO RESC-3 40 CLASS #4002. A diesel electric locomotive built in Canada for the New South Wales Government Railways in 1951. 4002 was one of two 40 class purchased by Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates and used in the construction of their railway. Donated to the Museum in 1979, this loco has been restored to mainline standard. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:44 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RRI ALCO40(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Mt Newman Mining - EMD F7A #5450. A diesel electric locomotive built in the USA in 1951. Previously owned by Western Pacific Railroads Company (USA), 5450 was one of two F7A's purchased by Mt. Newman Mining for construction of their railway. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:47 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  MTNM EMDF7A(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Mt Newman Mining - EMD F7A #5450. Out of service by late 1971, 5450 was donated to the Museum by Mt. Newman Mining in 1978. In May 1985 the engine of this loco was started for the first time in nearly 14 years, and the loco has since been restored to mainline standard. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:50 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  MTNM EMDF7A(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  BHP Iron Ore - ALCO M-636 #5502. Built by Comeng NSW in 1976 for Mt. Newman Mining. Used for ore trains from Mt Newman to Port Hedland. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:53 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  BHPIO ALCO.M-636(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  BHP Iron Ore - ALCO M-636 #5502. It was overhauled 5/1992 and repainted in BHP blue and white. Retired from service 7/1994 due to broken shaft to air compressor. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:46:57 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  BHPIO ALCO.M-636(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  BHP Iron Ore - ALCO M-636 #5502. It was donated to museum in full operating condition in November 1995 by BHP. (© Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc.)
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:47:01 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  BHPIO ALCO.M-636(UNKNOWN)
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Closed office shed of Pilbara Railways Historical Society Inc. Note the crankshaft as pillar for the shadow roof.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:47:04 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Title:  6 Mile Museum Western Australia
Description:  Car of former Hamersley Irion which became after merger Pilbara Iron.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/5/2017 2:47:07 PM
Location:  Karratha, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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