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050110 135546r173 viewsIbis Siding, the highest numbered Hamersley Iron owned General Electric built C44-9W unit 7098 serial 54161 from the fourth order in 2003 in the Pilbara Rail livery leads a works train of ballast and rail waggons into the passing track to meet a loaded train. 10th January 2005.
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050110 140552r162 viewsHaving departed Ibis Siding five minutes earlier double General Electric built C44-9W Hamersley Iron units 7069 serial 47748 and 7077 serial 47756 work a 230 loaded waggon train heading north between Ibis and Gull sidings. Above the two locos the east mainline can be seen in the background which was part of the second last duplication project from Gull to Tunkawanna and is a single track section with only passing tracks being on the original west mainline section. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 142848r133 viewsGull Siding the 105 km at the top of the Chichester Range, double General Electric built C44-9W Hamersley Iron units 7069 serial 47748 and 7077 serial 47756 lead 230 loaded waggons as they prepare to descend the Chichester Range bound for Cape Lambert Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 164122r145 viewsDugite Siding at the 64 km on the Dampier line, Robe River owned General Electric built C44-9W unit 9404 serial 54154 in Pilbara Rail livery leads Hamersley Iron owned and liveried C44-9W unit 7079 serial 47758 with an empty train as it pulls back onto the mainline after crossing a loaded. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175326r147 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 074 built by Nippon Sharyo Nihon in 1971 is one of a few waggons that runs permanently coupled to another waggon. Unlike the Hamersley Iron system married pairs, the Robe fleet each have their own brake system and are coupled by a length of round bar as the Cape Lambert dumper only dumps one waggon at a time. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175330r145 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 730 built by Tomlinson Steel Perth in 1982 is one of a few waggons that runs permanently coupled to another waggon. Unlike the Hamersley Iron system married pairs, the Robe fleet each have their own brake system and are coupled by a length of round bar as the Cape Lambert dumper only dumps one waggon at a time. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175356r164 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 853 built by Centurion Industries WA in 1992 is a standard Robe River pattern 'J Car' used exclusively on the Robe Valley line between Cape Lambert and Mesa J or A mine loadouts. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175658r164 viewsHarding Siding, 42 km on the Cape Lambert line, following a hot box alarm an empty Deepdale bound train headed by triple General Electric built C44-9W units 7085 serial 47764 in owner's Hamersley Iron livery, 9402 serial 53456 in Robe River Pilbara Rail livery and 7061 serial 54768 in Hamersley Iron Pilbara Iron livery have cut off and pulled into the siding with eight waggons of the consist. The locos of the loaded train 7069 and 7077 can just be seen to the left of the signal are cutting off the defect waggons. The loaded train is stabled on the mainline track. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050111 090411r166 viewsSeven Mile, Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM36-7M units 5052 'Ben' serial 4839-04 / 87-073 and 5051 'Bill' serial 4839-03 / 87-072 lead an empty consist across Anchovy Flats from Parker Point. Tuesday 11th January 2005. These two locos started life as ALCo C636 units for Mount Newman Mining, then rebuilt by Goninan for BHP into the CM36-7M, upon retiring Goninan overhauled them and they have been in service at Seven Mile for eight years and are still stored there.
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050111 095514r193 viewsDugite Siding, Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail's only named General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 7097 'Ken Onley' serial 54160 leads sister unit 7093 serial 47772 the final unit of the original order in original livery as they climb the range near the 67 km with an empty working on the Dampier mainline. Tuesday 11th January 2005.
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050130 171954r129 viewsGillam Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 heads up a 300 waggon train with SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8429 power north away from Gillam 30th January 2005.
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050204 080056r138 viewsMooka, BHP GE AC6000 final unit 6077 serial 51069 with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 power along at the 30 km mark with an empty 200 waggon train, smoke can just been seen coming from mid train units 6071 and 3083 4th February 2005.
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050204 080155r133 viewsMooka, BHP mid train units of GE AC6000 6071 'Chichester' serial 51063 with the metal windscreen protecting blinds up and EMD SD40-2 unit 3083 serial 786170-2 originally Union Pacific UP 3500 at close to line speed of 80kp/h at the 30 km, 4th February 2005.
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050319 0082r207 viewsNelson Point, Ex Southern Pacific SD40T-2 loco 8335 serial 786175-9 this unit was purchased as a spares source for the other SD40 style units. 8335 was built in 1979 with the T signifying that it is a Tunnel motor with a modified radiator intake to allow 'cool' running through the Sierra Nevada tunnels. And the "M" with a lighting rod through it meant that it was a master unit for radio controlled helpers, used in the Tehachapi mountains. 19th March 2005.
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050624 3197132 viewsPort Hedland, the 19.3km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner across the Broome Rd crossing on its way to Goldsworthy 24th June 2005.
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050624 3202109 viewsPippingarra West Creek bridge, 23 km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner on its way to Goldsworthy 24th June 2005.
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050624 3220103 viewsAllan Siding, 40.2km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner on its way to Goldsworthy past a 25 kph speed restriction 24th June 2005.
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050624 323797 viewsAllan Siding, 45km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner on its way to Goldsworthy raising the dust running along the resleepered and tamped section 24th June 2005.
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050624 324997 viewsTabba Tabba Creek, 46.5km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner on its way to Goldsworthy on top of the bridge 24th June 2005.
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050624 325483 viewsNode 3 location at the 51km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner on its way to Goldsworthy passes the node cabin 24th June 2005.
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