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Visits to this site since 1 September 2001.

Last Updated on: 30 September 2012

RailWA is a webpage of Railway Photographs taken over the last 30+ years, with an emphasis on our own state of Western Australia.

The Railscene in W.A. has changed considerably in the last two decades. The days of the Metropolitan- Vickers X class diesels hauling rake's of 4 wheeled wagons, have been replaced with diesels with touch screen technology hauling wagons, which singularly can hold the capacity of 5 or 6, 4 wheeled wagons.
 
Western Australia's rail system is a number of systems.
 
In the North-west Hammersley Iron, Cliffs Robe River, Mount Newman Mining and Goldsworthy Mining are now part of either the BHP Billiton rail network or that of Rio Tinto. FMG (Fortescue Mining Group) have also built their own line. Whilst in the South the network used to be dominated by the State owned Westrail. Today operating over the former Westrail system are the following companies:
QR National (QRN) which was formerly the Australian Railroad Group (ARG)
Pacific National (PN)
SCT Rail (Specialised Container Transport)
Watco Rail operating trains on behalf of CBH.
 
All this makes a fairly diverse rail scene. With Company names and colour schemes changing over the time since we first started this website we will update the pages to reflect those changes as time permits.

These pages have been put together by the father and son's combination of Phil, David, Daniel, Christopher  & Joshua Melling using mainly our own photos (with some from friend Joe Moir). We hope you like it.

A special thanks to the various people in the railway industry who over the years have provided information, access etc. to allow us to pursue our hobby.


We always remember Safety First near rail lines.

For Further Photos Click On This Link To Our Flickr RailWA Webpages

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ACN4168/ P2508 haul a loaded iron ore train through Bringo heading for Geraldton Port on 22 September 2012.

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V1213 is seen hauling a freight train to Avon Yard on its mainline trial on 27 May 1992 through Windmill Cutting near Toodyay. Today the V class is out of service and is at Pemberton in south west W.A.

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CBH/ Watco CBH003/ CBH005 haul a loaded grain train into Geraldton Port on 16 September 2012. The CBH locos are built by Motive Power in Boise, Idaho in the U.S.

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A vastly changed scene exists today (including an electrified rail service) but back in 1979 we see B1609 hauling a short shunt train onto the Victoria quay at Fremantle Port on 31 May 1979.

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In classic Commonwealth Railways colours we see GM5/ GM21 between Parkeston and Golden Ridge (east of Kalgoorlie) on the Trans Australian Railway with an east bound Indian Pacific passenger train on 17 January 1981. Today the Indian Pacific runs only once a week (twice a week in peak periods) and normally has a Pacific National NR class on the front. 

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