Pilbara Railways Blog

Rio Tinto takes last CM40-8M units off active roster.

Sat Mar 02 2019 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto Goninan CM40-8

It has been reported on Wednesday 27th February that Rio Tinto has shutdown and stored their remaining CM40-8M or Dash 8 units.

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Trip south to Kal, EP and Port Augusta.

Mon Feb 25 2019 Fat Controller 0 Uncategorized

A trip south to Kal, Eyre Peninsula, Port Augusta and Broken Hill in January provided a mixed bag of sightings and a lot of hot weather!

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BHP Hospital Train led by 4377.

Tue Dec 04 2018 Fat Controller 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP Hospital train with 4377 leading a faulty ore waggon, 26 ore waggons from the Turner derailment, some ballast waggons, loco 4485 and other items.

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15 years ago, stored Robe River ALCo M636 units.

Sun Sep 30 2018 Fat Controller 0 Rio Tinto

15 years ago, Robe River ALCo M636 units sit unused at Seven Mile following the merger of Hamersley Iron and Robe River rail assets into Pilbara Rail.

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Former BHP SD70ACe units bound for Chemin de fer Arnaud.

Mon Sep 24 2018 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

The Chemin de fer Arnaud railway in Quebec Canada is taking delivery of four former BHP SD70ACe/LC units.

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15 years ago, loaded Yarrie train through Goldsworthy Junction.

Sat Sep 22 2018 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore Goninan CM40-8

BHP Iron Ore 5646 leads a loaded off the Yarrie line across the Newman line onto the Finucane Island line at Goldsworthy Junction, 24th August 2018.

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Roy Hill's RHA 1024 pink ES44ACi unit.

Fri Sep 21 2018 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill GE ES44ACi

Roy Hill's brand new breast cancer awareness liveried ES44ACi unit RHA 1024 on track in the Pilbara.

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Roy Hill's RHA 1022 pink ES44ACi unit.

Thu Sep 20 2018 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill GE ES44ACi

Roy Hill's brand new breast cancer awareness liveried 'leader' ES44ACi unit RHA 1022 is on track in the Pilbara.

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Roy Hill's new pink ES44ACi units.

Wed Sep 19 2018 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill GE ES44ACi

Roy Hill's brand new breast cancer awareness liveried ES44ACi units are on track in the Pilbara.

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SCT service 6MP9 at Parkeston.

Mon Sep 17 2018 Roland Depth 0 Uncategorized

With the line reopened and a deviation in place at the derailment site at Coonana SCT's Melbourne to Perth freight service 6MP9 powers through Parkeston.

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