BHP's Port Lincoln Operations

Coffin Bay Mine, Depot, and Outloader

Andy and I have just run the locomotive through the triangle, andare ready to push back The road in the foreground runs to a trianglebehind me.

Ready to load sand- first job was to fill the train. Note the guyon the platform IIRC this is Ron Dunn Operations Manager.

Each of the silos held a thousand tonnes

The Coffins Workshop, when in use and before the vandals got toit!

The two Scammels used to move the sand - Push Started by a dozer

The Electric Bucket. There were apparently cable problems a/c soilAcidity. The sand is now loaded by a diesel tractor


Moving the sand to refill the Outloader. Look Familiar?

They filmed The Light Horsemen here! And the producer lost hiswallet.

Train ready to roll

Looking towards Port Lincoln, my last visit before the line cameup. See how overgrown the yard is. If you look carefully you can justmake out the triangle (look to the left of the second power pole).The power poles mark the end of the mine lease. These provided acontact for the bogger cable.

Me biding farewell. The shed to the left is the power hut. Idiotvandals smashed this up and the main control board in the workshopwith the power still on!

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