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171204 1030r682 viewsTwelve Mile Creek Rd, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305 serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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171204 1045r756 viewsGreat Northern Highway, Twelve Mile Creek Rd CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305 serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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171204 1086r972 viewsCFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305, serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Seen here on the access road while being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage, 4th December 2017. View map here.
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171204 1089r700 viewsCFCLA's Goninan ALCo rebuild to GE CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305, serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Seen here on the access road while being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage as they pass an empty float, 4th December 2017. View map here.
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171222 1126r790 viewsBallast Spur A at the 44.1 km on the Roy Hill railway, CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4303, CD 4302 and CD 4301 during mainline load testing of the three lease units sandwiched between a pair of Roy Hill ES44ACi units. 22nd December, 2017.
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171222 1129729 viewsBallast Spur A, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1007 serial 62579 and RHA 1020 cover the three CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4301, CD 4302 and CD 43031 during mainline load testing of the three lease units. 22nd December 2017.
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171222 1135844 viewsBallast Spur A, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1020 serial 64301 and RHA 1007 cover the three CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4303, CD 4302 and CD 4301 during mainline load testing of the three lease units. 22nd December 2017.
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180117 1145r721 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18.2 km grade crossing sees Roy Hill loaded fuel train with General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1018 serial 63829 leading RHA 1019, CFCLA lease unit Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 and RHA 1013 with eleven loaded fuel tank waggons. CD 4302 is the only unit powering as it was being tested. 17th January 2018.
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180117 1148r759 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18.2 km grade crossing sees CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 originally Robe River Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6103-1 #9421, rebuilt by Goninan in 1993 with serial 8297-2/93-137 then to CFCLA in 2012 powering a loaded fuel train as part of the mainline testing of these units prior to ore train service. 17th January 2018.
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180701 9484r683 viewsRoy Hill track formation near the 63 km. Sleepers are moulded IT for Italian Thai DPC Ltd of Thailand who manufactured them, 14 for year of manufacture and then a serial number. The rail is moulded 136 10 VT NIPPON 2014 4 which translates to 136 Ib/yard (or 68 kg/m), 10 for Low Alloy, VT for processes of hydrogen elimination as Vacuum Treated, NIPPON is the manufacturer Nippon Steel, Japan, 2014 year rolled and 4 is month rolled.
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180701 9485r719 viewsRoy Hill track formation near the 63 km. Sleepers are moulded RH for Roy Hill and AS68 as manufactured to suit AS68 rail profile. The rail is moulded 136 10 VT NIPPON 2014 4 which translates to 136 Ib/yard (or 68 kg/m), 10 for Low Alloy, VT for processes of hydrogen elimination as Vacuum Treated, NIPPON is the manufacturer Nippon Steel, Japan, 2014 year rolled and 4 is month rolled.
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180701 9521r779 viewsThomas Yard, FMG 100 tonne capacity flat waggon F 06. Built by CSR Yangtze Rolling Stock Co. at their Zhuzhou works in China.
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180918 0204r948 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new Roy Hill RHA class loco RHA 1022 with serial 64739 a GE Fort Worth built GE model ES44ACi in the special Breast Cancer Awareness livery undergoes commissioning prior to official handover. All five were built at General Electric's Fort Worth Texas plant. 18th September 2018.
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180918 0209r834 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new Roy Hill RHA class loco RHA 1022 with serial 64739 a GE Fort Worth built GE model ES44ACi in the special Breast Cancer Awareness livery undergoes commissioning prior to official handover. All five were built at General Electric's Fort Worth Texas plant. 18th September 2018.
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180918 0227r1100 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new Roy Hill RHA class loco RHA 1026 with serial 64743 a GE Fort Worth built GE model ES44ACi in the special Breast Cancer Awareness livery undergoes commissioning prior to official handover. All five were built at General Electric's Fort Worth Texas plant. 18th September 2018.
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180918 0252r977 viewsRoy Hill flat / rail waggon, FA type FA 1202 with a capacity of 127 tonnes and a tare of 33 tonnes, one of five units built by CSR Yangtze Rolling Stock Co in China in 2015. Seen here in the rail construction yard. 18th September 2018.
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200410 5143r956 viewsBoodarie, FMG's Electro-Motive Diesel built SD70ACe-P6 locomotive 725 serial 20188761-004 built 2019, delivered February 2020. This order for ten units are standard US 'domestic' models with the 16-710G3C-T3 at 4500 horsepower and one inverter per axle hence the '-P6' and were fitted with the extra handrails and other refinements like the fire suppressant tanks and bifurcated air pipe here in Port Hedland, other points of difference include only one cow plough on short hood end, ditch lights on both ends, standard US air horn and no marker lights. 10th April 2020.
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211128 2902520 viewsThomas Yard, one of the eight second hand General Electric 9-44CW units FMG recently acquired undergoes preparations for entry into traffic. 017 was built by General Electric in June 1998 for BNSF (US railroad) with serial number 50641 and original road number 4787. The have been numbered consecutively on from the existing Dash 9 fleet. 28th November 2021.
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230110 5497r310 viewsBoodarie, FMG's Wabtec rebuild AC44C6M unit 108 serial number 50649. These AC to DC conversions feature a new cab and a new radiator section similar to the ES44DCi and ACi units. FMG ordered twenty eight of these units from Wabtec, all rebuilt from former BNSF 9-44CW locomotives and they have kept the original build dates and serial numbers of the former units. FMG 108 was originally BNSF 4795 built back in June 1998 with serial number 50649.
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5499951 viewsNelson Point, Mt Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 model locomotive 5499 serial C6096-4 is the last active ALCo on the roster of BHP 22nd April 2000.
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