Remarks: While waiting for a Hamersley Iron ore train just south of 7 mile yard, this rail grinder appeared. HMM, aka no trains for a while. This unit resembles an older unit owned by Speno that was used at Hamersley Iron, but I don't know the heritage of RGM201.
The Pilbara region is basically desert, so there would not be much to ignite and burn from the sparkes.
And this grinding was being done early in the morning when the temperatures were not as high as during the middle of the day.
The midday temps can soar up to 45 deg C regularly in the Pilbara.
Such grinding capers elsewhere down-under would probably require the attentions of fire fighting equipment, just incase.
Such were the concerns about the English Electrics down in Tassie over summer showering sparkes from the exhaust stacks that a fire fighting hi-rail had to follow trains when ever the temps reached 30 deg C.
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