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070501 9014r113 viewsWedgefield, radiator section showing ownership details of Coote Industrial ALCo rebuild unit DR 8402 'Margaret' originally Hamersley Iron #3007 an AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 serial G-6011-2, rebuilt by Comeng WA 1985 to C636R serial WA135-C-6011-02, then rebuilt by GTSA with an Alco 251F engine for the construction of the FMG line. 1st May 2007.
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070501 9016r152 viewsWedgefield, sitting in Asset Kinetics yard waiting to start construction duties are two of the four GTSA rebuilt DR class units. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 and ex Robe River ALCo #9426 original serial 3499-02 and Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135-C-6011-02 and ex Hamersley Iron C636 #3007 with the differences between the Phase II and Phase III radiators of the Comeng WA ALCo rebuild models evident. 1st May 2007.
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070823 0325r129 viewsBing Siding, The David and Goliath of BHP Billitons' motive power roster in the guise of GE AC6000 unit 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 and EMD SD40R unit 3089 serial 31512 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8431 stand on the passing track waiting a run south to the mines 23rd August 2007.
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070922 1029r73 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, Kingston Mack prime mover power the 256 wheel float with the first Metso rotary dumper cell built for FMG. Seen here powering up and away fron the port. Of note is these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the ore waggon, similar to the Pilbara Iron dumpers, while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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070923 1044r136 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, two Kingston Mack prime movers power the 256 wheel float with the second Metso built rotary dumper cell for FMG. Seen here approaching the Redbank Bridge. Of note is these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the ore waggon, similar to the Pilbara Iron dumpers, while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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070923 1050r136 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, side on view of FMG's Metso built rotary car dumper cell in-transit past loaded BHP ore waggons. Of note, these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the waggons similar to Pilbara Iron car dumpers while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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071101 1114r124 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, Kingston Transport leave the Hedland Port terminal with another FMG General Electric built C44-9W loco off the good ship BBC Kusan. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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071101 1129r101 viewsRedbank Bridge Port Hedland, Kingston Transport's Mack brings FMG's General Electric built C44-9W loco 010 over the Redbank Bridge after stopping on the north side to remove the tarpaulin which had come loose. This was the only unit delivered minus the tarp. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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071101 1131r106 viewsRedbank Bridge Port Hedland, Kingston Transport's Mack brings FMG's General Electric built C44-9W loco 010 serial 58187. This was the only unit delivered minus the tarp. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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071101 1133r139 viewsRedbank Bridge, brand new General Electric built C44-9W for FMG #010 serial 58187 being delivered on a 128 wheel float. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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071101 1135r111 viewsRedbank Bridge, this view shows just how close an FMG General Electric built C44-9W 010 serial 58187 is to sister units of Pilbara Rail C44-9W in the way of cooling vents etc. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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080116 1371r126 viewsChapman Siding, FMG 'slave' ore waggon 1395 tare 22.6 tonnes with rotary coupler built by the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China, stands on the passing track. 16th January 2008.
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080116 1372r136 viewsChapman Siding, FMG 'control' ore waggon 2396 tare 22.9 tonnes with bar coupling for the 'married' pair showing the train pipe, waggon control pipe and electrical jumper. Built by the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China, stands on the passing track. 16th January 2008.
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080116 1373r104 viewsChapman Siding, view showing the bogies and bar coupling, train pipe, control pipe and electrical jumper of FMG married pair of 'slave' 1395 on the left and 'control' 2396 on the right. The BHP Newman line in the back ground. 16th January 2008.
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080116 1375r99 viewsChapman Siding, view of FMG's Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works built waggons showing the 'F' type fixed and rotary couplers between 'control' waggon 2396 and 'slave' waggon 1187. Note the difference in the tare weights, 2396 with the fixed coupler is the 'control' waggon, while 1187 is the 'slave' waggon with the rotary coupler. The yellow circle also denotes the rotary coupler end. 16th January 2008.
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080118 1412r116 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135-C-6040-1 was rebuilt from Hamersley Iron 3013 an ALCo C636. Here it idles away on a ballast train during loading for the afternoon ballast run, DR 8403 is on the other end. 18th January 2008.
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080120 1443r110 viewsRowley Yard which was the name for FMG's marshalling facilities has eleven of the General Electric built C44-9W locomotives lined up, 003, 013, 001, 010, 005, 014, 007, 004, 015, 002 and 011 coupled to ore waggon pair 2264 - 1263, pointing south. 20th January 2008.
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080120 1456r95 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's class leader General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 001 serial 58178 sits in with eleven of its' sister units at the marshalling yard. These units are built with similar specs to the Hamersley Iron fleet. 20th January 2008.
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080120 1457r96 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W DC locomotive 010 serial 58187 sits in with eleven of its' sister units at the marshalling yard. These units are built with similar specs to the Hamersley Iron fleet. 20th January 2008.
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080120 1482r97 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W DC locomotives 006 serial 58183 is coupled to 012 serial 58189 and five pairs of Chinese made ore waggons at the marshalling yard. These units were the last locomotives of this model built by General Electric. 20th January 2008.
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