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Three Hamersley Iron green machines arrive at Parker Point yard Dampier WA with a loaded iron ore drag. From 1995 due to the arrival of the new 70 class GE C44-9W beasts, only six old green machines remained in service.
Interior shot of the Windy Pt Tunnel looking to the east from the west portal. You can see the old grade on the right. This tunnel was built in 1913 and enlarged the following year for double tracks but was never used as such. It was abandoned in 1929 and is now apart of the Iron Goat Trail...
Inside shot of the Original Cascade Tunnel located on Stevens Pass, Wa. This tunnel built in 1900 by the Great Northern Railway is now apart of the Iron Goat Trail and at 2.6 miles long, it is the longest tunnel on a hiking trail system in the US.
Back in 1989 when I first ventured across the Oz continent to check out the "big trains" of the Pilbara region, I discovered big aussie alcos. Back then the Hamersley Iron loco roster still offered a variety of green machines.
In this shot two alcos are spliced by a 60 class SD50s...
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