BHP diesel locomotive 47 at Newcastle

Published: 27-01-2015 photo #22340 0 comments 0 votes

Category:Freight Trains - Diesel Locomotives    Manufacturer:A Goninan, Australia    Country:Australia    Year:1968 Group:DJ's Photographic Collection    Contributor:Marcel Gommers

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BHP 47 hauling train of company's own CXD 60-ton capacity coal hoppers from NSWGR Morandoo exchange sidings into steelworks. CHG 4w brakevan was used fore and aft on trips to and from Belmont line collieries..
Loco is 75-ton GE B-B built 1960 by Goninan, Newcastle (3456-011/60). Rated at 540hp from two Cummins diesels.

Photo taken 3 August 1968

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