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060714 6685r42 viewsBing Siding finds BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 5654 'Kashima' serial 8412-11/93-145 as it shunts the steel (rail) train 14th July 2006.
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060714 6721r38 viewsHesta, 226km sees BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5657 'Fukuyama' serial 8412-02/94-148 with EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 as they struggle upgrade with a loaded Yandi train, mid-train remote units visible are a pair of EMD SD70ACe/LC locos 4302 and 4311 14th July 2006.
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060714 6737r34 viewsHesta, a brace of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC mid-train units 4302 'Mooka' serial 20038540-003 and 4311 'Poonda' serial 20038540-012 are in full power as they assist a loaded train climbing the grade at the 226km. 14th July 2006.
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060719 7279r35 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton examples of Electro-Motive built old and new motive power in the form of SD70ACe/LC unit 4307 'Shaw' serial 20038540-008 and SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 / 7083-7. 19th July 2006.
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061026 0359r31 viewsSeven Mile, retired Robe River ALCo units in preparation to travel to Perth. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R 9426 serial WA143-1 leads the all ALCo line up. 26th October 2006.
Geoffrey Higham image.
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061209 8156r58 viewsCape Lambert 11.7 km grade crossing, Robe River Goninan GE rebuilt CM40-8M loco 9414 serial 8206-11/91-124 still in service on the Deepdale line along with several others of the class in a quad lash up with three GE C44-9W units. 9th December 2006.
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061209 8167r52 viewsCape Lambert, 7 km finds Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7077 serial 47756 leading sister 7088, Robe River GE rebuild CM40-8M 9414 and another HI C44-9W unit 7062 in Pilbara Iron livery with a loaded 207 waggon train from Deepdale. This area is now consumed by the Cape Lambert South Yard. 9th December 2006.
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061209 8209r51 viewsCape Lambert departure at the 6 km with Hamersley Iron General Electric C44-9W unit 7060 leading week old sister 7046 serial 57097 both resplendent in Pilbara Iron livery with an empty service bound for the West Angelas mine as the train examiner conducts the roll-by. 9th December 2006.
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061209 8225r53 viewsSeven Mile on 38 Road, stored and stripped the Robe River ALCo units await their fate. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R unit 9426 has already been sent to Perth and sister 9427 is stripped and ready to follow. The other units behind 9427 are ALCo M636 9416 and C636 units 9413, 9415 and 9412. 9th December 2006.
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061209 8227r53 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, retired Robe River Comeng WA ALCo rebuild model CE636R unit 9427 serial WA143-2 sits stripped of engine, fuel tank and pilots ready for road haulage to Perth for rebuilding and use on FMG rail construction trains in May-June 2007. This unit was originally built by ALCo as C636 serial 3499-2 of January 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad as #6331, and was purchased off Conrail as #6781 in 1986 and was rebuilt by Comeng WA prior to delivery in January 1987. 9th December 2006.
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061209 8231r65 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9416 serial G-6046-16 awaits a new owner. 9416 was originally built for Hamersley Iron as #4045 and was purchased by Robe right before shipping to Hamersley Iron and entered service in February 1973. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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061209 8235r49 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9413 serial G-6060-4 from December 1971, originally numbered 262.004 during construction, then 1713 and finally 9413 awaits a new owner. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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061209 8240r54 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9415 serial G-6060-6 from February 1972, the final unit in the original order, originally numbered 1715 then 9415 awaits a new owner. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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061209 8249r61 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9412 serial G-6060-3 from December 1971, originally numbered 262.003 during construction, then 1712 and finally 9412 awaits a new owner. 9th of December 2006.
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061209 8277r52 viewsNorth of Harding Siding near the 31 km, double Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W units 7074 serial 47753 and 7084 serial 47763 are in once foreign territory on the Cape Lambert line with a loaded West Angelas 'Marra Mamba' train struggling with the grade, curve and maximum tonnage. 9th December 2006.
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070402 869736 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Service Shop see brand new BHP Billiton's Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001, this first of a batch of ten to have the Electro-Motive 'Whisper' or isolated cab. BHP Billiton bought the first SD70ACe type locomotive with this feature, and as such this loco was sent for testing to the Peublo Test Track in the USA prior to delivery. EDI personnel are fitting the unit out since arriving only the day before. 2nd April 2007.
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070414 875833 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, brand new line up of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC units during fitting out by EDI with 4314 serial 20058712-001. Note the bolt on lashing points for shipping, 14th April 2007.
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070414 877429 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001 during 'fit out' work by EDI 14th April 2007.
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070415 884727 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, left hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4315 serial 20058712-002 with isolated cab. BHP bought the first SD70ACe type locomotives with this feature and as such loco 4314 was sent for testing at the Peublo Test Track in the USA. 14th April 2007.
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070415 886131 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, right hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4318 serial 20058712-005 with isolated cab. Of note is the vertical sand filler on the nose compared to the original order, 15th April 2007.
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