Thursday, May 31, 2018

Goldfields Iron Ore explorer - Aurizon's Aurizon Koolyanobbing to Esperance WA operations.

Hi All

I thought I would put up some pictures from a trip to WA's Goldfields, the aim was to get some footage of the Aurizon and Min Res operations before they become extinct.

We were too late to get Min Res operations as they shut down the month before.  But Aurizon did put on a show.

 MRL005 and MRL003 stowed in Forrestfield yard.

 Some MHPYs two pack hopper cars

  Freshly painted DFZ2403
 Stored in Avon Yard are some forlaun L classes, L3108 amd L3118
 Still in Westrail sorta! L3113
 LZ3106 in Aurizon "play scKool" livery.
 NR27 rolls through Merredin with Great Southern Railways Indian Pacific passenger service.
 6024 ACC6032 in the distance mid train are ACB4402 AC4306, have just swung through the points at Binduli heading for Koolyanobbing
 ACB4402 and AC4306 pushing over the grade.

 The Cockburn Cement shunt is handled by the lead locomotives off 025, heading to Parkeston is Q4012 and Q4014
 6028 AC4307 6027 lead mid train remotes ACC6030 ACB4403

 remotes ACC6030 ACB4403
 Q4014 returning from the shunt with Cockburn Cement, here is a video of the shunt operations, with their shunter.

 6023 crosses empty ACB4402 AC4306 and mid train ACC6031 and AC4301

Here is some video footage of the empty with 6023 on the lead.

 With the fuel train from Esperance to Kalgoorlie taken over by PN, its now an awkward shunt movement, that is now too long for the run around, lots of complicated swithc backs now!

 Q4001 awating a train order from Redmine, the BHP Nickle refinery to Kambalda
 6024 amd ACC6032 lead a pile of Iron Ore dust in the wake.
 6026 covered in Iron Ore dust, 26Km from the mine.
Q4017 hauls the remnants for Aurizon's intermodal fleet to Forrestfield for sale and disposal.

Enjoy! Scott

1 comment:

  1. I heard China is Iron Ore Producer in world. Is that true? China is leading to be top producer in various products.