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041014 075704r59 viewsWickham town entry statement, former Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates RSD-3 model ALCo locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1951 for NSWGR as the 40 class 4006 serial 77737, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.001, then 1700 and finally 9401. It has been repainted into Robe colours and was donated to the local Lions' Club when retired and displayed as an entry statement to the township. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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041014 142508r57 viewsSix Mile Dampier, Pilbara Railway Historical Museum, former Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates RSD-3 model ALCo locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1951 for NSWGR as the 40 class 4002 serial 77733, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.002, then 1705 and finally 9405. 4002 is preserved in an operational state and another claim to fame is it run the Royal Train in NSW February 1954. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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041014 142544r54 viewsSix Mile Dampier, Pilbara Railway Historical Museum, former Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates RSD-3 model ALCo locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1951 for NSWGR as the 40 class 4002 serial 77733, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.002, then 1705 and finally 9405. 4002 is preserved in an operational state and another claim to fame is it run the Royal Train in NSW February 1954. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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041016 170918r61 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3 roads BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5635 'Pippingarra' serial 8151-09/91-121 leads EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 awaiting their turn to spot through dumper 3 16th October 2004.
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041119 162246r129 viewsNelson Point, a Pilbara Power Parade line-up of (from l to r) of EMD SD40-2 3085, EMD SD40R 3080, 3092, GE AC6000 6074, Goninan GE CM40-8M 5667 and 5640. Seen out the front of the Locomotive Overhaul Shop on Friday 19th November 2004.
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041119 163032r116 viewsNelson Point, how this for a Parade of Pilbara Power? On the afternoon of Friday the 19th November 2004 a photo was managed with no less than 14 locos in the shot, 7 at the workshops, and 7 on trains at the car dumper roads. Locos in the frame are: 3085, 3080, 3092, 5639, 5636, 5667, 6074 at the workshops and 6073, 3082, 3079, 5640, 5669, 3078, 5630 on the car dumper roads. Models are EMD SD40R and SD40-2, GE AC6000 and Goninan GE CM80-8M.
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041119 163700r120 viewsNelson Point, this Pilbara Power Parade shot shows all current liveries used by BHP Billiton. From the undercoat on 3085, the IC&E blue and yellow on 3080, the old corporate colours of BHP, blue and white, on 6074 and 5667 and the new Steve Malpass designed 'bubble' scheme, shown here on units 3092, 5639 and 5636 19th November 2004.
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050101 170643r55 viewsGillam Siding BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5637 'De Grey' serial 8181-01/92-123 leading a pair of EMD SD40R units 3087 and 3091 comes to a stand under the control of driver Jacka Cale behind another train already holding the main and an empty taking the passing track. Double crosses were not that uncommon during this era. 1st January 2005.
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050102 170134r60 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 leads EMD SD40-2 unit 3081 serial 786170-75 originally Union Pacific unit UP 3573 under the Redbank Bridge with their loaded train arriving into Nelson Point Yard 2nd January 2005.
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050108 142945r56 viewsCape Lambert, Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7061 serial 54768 leads Robe owned Pilbara Rail 9402 serial 53456 and Hamersley Iron 7085 serial 47764 with a loaded train from the Deepdale mine past signal OB1 on the line to Cape Lambert. The switch for the quarry triangle is just in front of the train. Saturday 8th January 2005.
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050108 182036r50 viewsDingo Siding, Hamersley Iron's General Electric built C44-9W unit 7083 serial 47762 heads up the motley collection of eleven tank waggons that form the Hamersley Iron fuel train. Saturday 8th January 2005.
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050108 184314r53 viewsSeven Mile yard departure with Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail liveried General Electric built C44-9W unit 7097 'Ken Onley' serial 54160 and sister Hamersley Iron liveried 7093 serial 47772 power out of the yard an empty working in the late afternoon light at 1843 hrs Saturday 8th January 2005.
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050109 181900r50 viewsSeven Mile, Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7094 serial 52841 sits in the shed partially stripped for accident repairs. Note the knuckle has been pushed right back into the draft pack as a result of the impact. Sunday 9th January 2005.
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050109 182408r58 viewsSeven Mile workshop load testing bay, ex Robe River Goninan CM40-8M unit 9419 serial 8109-10/90-117. 9419 was originally ALCo built C630 serial 3486-3 of October 1967 for Chesapeake & Ohio as #2102. Bought by Robe River in January 1975, rebuilt by Goninan in 1990. Sunday 9th January 2005.
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050110 072701r55 viewsParker Point, brilliant summer morning light captures the driver in charge of General Electric built C44-9W units 7073 serial 47752 and 7078 serial 47757 stops to have a chat with the driver of the Parker Point dumper pilot on 7096 serial 52843 all wearing the original Hamersley Iron 'Pepsi' livery. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 082816r53 viewsSeven Mile, just over the salt mine grade crossing, former Robe River Goninan rebuilt CM40-8M locomotives 9417 serial 6266-5/89-83 and 9420 serial 8109-3/91-119 now relegated to non mainline duties as they don't have the ICSS (in-cab signalling) fitted are seen here working a loaded bound for the East Intercourse Island dumper. Monday 10th January 2005. History of these two units 9417 was built by ALCo as C636 serial 6010-1 of November 1968 for Spokane Portland & Seattle as their #340, then to Chesapeake & Ohio as #2100, Burlington Northern #4366, purchased by Robe River and rebuilt into CM40-8M in June 1989. 9420 was built by ALCo as C630 serial 3486-4 of October 1967 for Chesapeake & Ohio as #2103, purchased by Robe River in January 1975, #9420, then rebuilt to CM40-8M in 1991 by Goninan.
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050110 094244r56 viewsJust south of Dugite Siding original liveried Hamerley Iron General Electric built C44-9W 7089 serial 47768 leads two similar Robe River units 9433 serial 54766 in Pilbara Iron livery and 9429 serial 54188 Pilbara Rail livery with an empty train at the 67 km grade crossing. Trailing unit 9429 was under test due to fluctuating power and workshops personal were on board the unit alighting at Gecko Siding. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 100724r49 viewsWestern Creek junction, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W unit 9434 serial 54767 in Pilbara Iron livery leads similar Hamersley Iron owned unit 7095 serial 52842 in original livery off the interconnecting line from the Cape Lambert - Deepdale line onto the Dampier - Tom Price line with an empty train bound for West Angelas. This junction is known as Western Creek and the double track of Emu can be seen to the left. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 120842r48 viewsNorth of Maitland Siding on the Deepdale line at the 83.7 km grade crossing, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W unit 9407 serial 54157 in Pilbara Rail livery leads a pair of Hamersley Iron owned and liveried sister units 7075 serial 47754 and 7067 serial 47746 with an empty working for the Deepdale or Mesa J mine on the Robe River line with three loaded fuel tank waggons trailing the locos. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 122348r61 viewsMaitland Siding, an empty Mesa J bound train runs along the passing track crossing a loaded sitting on the mainline. The tank waggons behind the locos are 8001 and 8002 both built in 1972 with a 45,000 litre capacity and 8003 built in 1979 with a 100,000 litre capacity, all three were built by Comeng NSW. Monday 10th January 2005.
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