Pilbara Railways Blog

FMG's ex-BNSF 9-44CW units arrive in the Pilbara.

Sat Sep 25 2021 Roland Depth 0 Fortescue Metals GE C44-9W

Well after a couple of days unloading over the 14th and 15th August 2021 FMG's eight lease units being former BNSF 9-44CW locomotives have 'hit the ground' in the Pilbara.

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West Australian Rails - Extra North 003

Tue Jul 13 2021 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto BHP Iron Ore Roy Hill Fortescue Metals GE ES44ACi GE ES44DCi GE C44-9W EMD SD70ACe

The latest issue of West Australian Rail is now online, albeit a special 'Extra North' edition.

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West Australian Rails - Extra North 001

Fri May 28 2021 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto BHP Iron Ore Roy Hill Fortescue Metals GE ES44ACi GE ES44DCi GE C44-9W EMD SD70ACe

The latest issue of West Australian Rail is now online, albeit a special 'Extra North' edition.

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FMG SD90MAC-H2 units still stored - update.

Sun May 09 2021 Roland Depth 2 Fortescue Metals

Here's an image of FMG's eight SD90MAC-H2 units stored out of service down the south end near their rail welding rail yard. 20th March 2021.

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Pilbara Railways Historical Society photo album.

Sun Sep 27 2020 Roland Depth 0 Uncategorized

We have pulled our finger out and collated all of our digital images taken at the Pilbara Railways Historical Society museum and put them into one album within our gallery.

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Pilbara Railways Historical Society visit.

Fri Sep 25 2020 Roland Depth 0 Uncategorized

Went down and checked on the status of the museum as it has been a while.

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Former Robe River CM40-8M units stored.

Wed Sep 23 2020 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto Goninan CM40-8M

The former Robe River CM40-8M units that were last operated under Rio Tinto have been retired and stored on the triangle at the old quarry at Cape Lambert.

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Hamersley Iron 7093 stored.

Sun Sep 20 2020 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto GE C44-9W

Hamersley Iron C44-9W loco 7093 serial 47772 the highest numbered and final Dash 9 from original order of 29 delivered from GE in early 1995.

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BHP CM40-8M 5662.

Fri Sep 18 2020 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore Goninan CM40-8M

BHP has two Dash 8 locomotives that didn't end up getting scrapped when they were retired.

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BHP SD70ACe/Lci unit delivery continues.

Mon Aug 24 2020 Roland Depth 2 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

Another two new SD70ACe/Lci units were delivered to Nelson Point on Sunday 23rd August. 4496 and 4494 were walked the 3.5 km distance from the Pilbara Ports Authority.

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