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140202 0448r27 viewsNelson Point at Car Dumper One, in the process of dumping this view shows another modified type 'patio gate' arrangement on the front of BHP Billiton SD70ACe unit 4365 serial 20098203-010 part of an eighteen unit sixth order for EMD locomotive built at London Ontario. 2nd February 2014.Oct 10, 2020
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130917 2858r29 viewsTabba Siding, BHP Billiton loaded Yandi train behind Progress Rail Muncie built EMD SD70ACe locomotive 4385 serial 20108424-012 from the seventh order and this order was the first order to be delivered without ladder stirrups on either end. 17th September 2013.Oct 10, 2020
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130720 1872r25 viewsGoldsworthy Junction on the Avoidance Road is another loaded bound for Finucane Island behind 4407 serial 20118685-005 from the ninth order of twelve EMD SD70ACe/LCi units built by Progress Rail Muncie. They are the second order to feature the hinged top rail for the front step area. The second unit is an CM40-8M 5659 with less than two years left before it was scrapped. 20th July 2013.Oct 10, 2020
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130720 1469r31 viewsBing Siding, BHP Billiton's Goninan GE CM40-8M unit 5650 'Yawata' serial 8412-07 / 93-141 rebuilt from AE Goodwin M636C ALCo 5481, side shot shows Hi-Ad bogies, modified handrail and black side loco numbers, only 5639 and 5650 carried black numbers till retirement with the original repaint 5632 having its black numbers changed to white. 8th May 2010.Oct 10, 2020
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110414 0127r17 viewsBoodarie, loco prep shed see BHP Billiton 'Pumpkin' unit 4326 'Spring' serial 20066862-055 being prepped on 9 Road with the FMG dumper road in the background. 4326 was built by Electro-Motive at London Ontario originally for BNSF railroad of the USA but was part of an order for 10 standard domestic USA model SD70ACe units diverted to BHP in BNSF base pumpkin orange. The ten units underwent a significant upgrade program to see them become lead unit capable. 14th April 2011.Oct 10, 2020
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110414 0104r14 viewsFinucane Island, bit of history in this image, the second unit has been returned to the USA, the white index waggons are no longer used, the road way has been moved well left of this and a second track no occupies this road and the HBI plant in the background has been demolished. BHP Billiton's 4315 'Mijarrpa' serial 20058712-002 from the second order of EMD SD70ACe/LC locomotives built by Electro-Motive in London Ontario in October 2006 leads a loaded train towards the car dumpers at Finucane Island on what used to be the Goldsworthy Mining Ltd mainline. 14th April 2011.Oct 10, 2020
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110406 9788r18 viewsGoldsworthy Junction on the Avoidance Road is second unit BHP Billiton Electro-Motive of London Ontario built EMD model SD70ACe locomotive 4333 'Karlkula' with serial 20066862-062 was a standard USA domestic ordered for BNSF railroad but diverted and sold to BHP, ten units completed this order and 4333 has been modified to a lead unit by a number of modifications like dual handrail, bifurcated hose bag, tropical roof, marker lights and fire suppression of which all of these are visible in this view. 6th April 2011.Oct 10, 2020
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110318 9580r12 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Billiton 4319 'Jarturtu' serial 20058712-006 and EMD SD70ACe/LC built in London Ontario by Electro-Motive in the second order of units for BHP. The unit is heading up an empty train on the 'Avoidance Road' with second unit being 4307 from the original unit order. Jarturtu is an Western Desert Aboriginal word for tree or gum tree. 18th March 2011.Oct 10, 2020
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110318 9465r13 viewsBing Siding and an empty heads into the passing track behind Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LCi unit 4305 'Coonarie' serial 20038540-006 from the original BHP order for these locomotives but without the isolated cab. It leads CM40-8M unit 5649. 4305 was traded back to Progress Rail and sent back to the USA in January 2015. 18th March 2011.Oct 10, 2020
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110208 9356r19 viewsBing Siding, empty trains lined up awaiting departure time with a display of a standard BHP Billiton EMD SD70ACe 4351 'Broken Hill' serial 20088019-005 and a modified domestic USA EMD SD70ACe 4332 'Integrity' serial 20066862-061, both units were built at London Ontario by Electro-Motive, 4332 has been modified as a lead unit by a number of modifications like dual handrail, bifurcated hose bag, tropical roof, marker lights of which all of these are visible. 8th February 2011.Oct 10, 2020
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110208 9328r20 viewsBing Siding, BHP Billiton's 4354 'ANZAC' an Electro-Motive built EMD SD70ACe unit with serial 20088019-008 from the fifth order of nine locos built in London Ontario. This image shows the ladder stirrups on the nose have been removed and there has been a trial set of sliding gates fitted to the gate to prevent a fall from heights when the step well plate is installed. This style of handrail didn't last long. 8th February 2011.Oct 10, 2020
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100508 8340r16 viewsNelson Point Loco Overhaul Workshop sees BHP Billiton Electro-Motive EMD SD70ACe/LC unit 4335 serial 20078915-002 from the fourth order for thirteen locomotives undergoing attention with blue board protection. 8th May 2010.Oct 10, 2020
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100508 8319r17 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton 'Pumpkin' unit 4328 was built by Electro-Motive as an EMD model SD70ACe for the BNSF railroad in the USA with serial 20066862-057 but was sold to BHP while under construction as one of ten similar units to be diverted to BHP in an all over BNSF base orange earning them the nickname of 'pumpkins' after the BNSF livery. They were standard US domestic units and required substantial modifications to be afforded lead unit status for BHP. This view shows the tropical roof, marker lights, fire suppression tanks and dual handrail. 8th May 2010.Oct 10, 2020
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100508 825021 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton 'Pumpkin' unit 4328 was built by Electro-Motive as an EMD model SD70ACe for the BNSF railroad in the USA with serial 20066862-057 but was sold to BHP while under construction as one of ten similar units to be diverted to BHP in an all over BNSF base orange earning them the nickname of 'pumpkins' after the BNSF livery. They were standard US domestic units and required substantial modifications to be afforded lead unit status for BHP. This elevated view shows the tropical roof, non-slip paint on the hood, marker lights and modified sand fillers, rear end plough, fire suppression tanks and dual handrail. 8th May 2010.Oct 10, 2020
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100508 8226r23 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton's Goninan GE CM40-8M unit 5650 'Yawata' serial 8412-07 / 93-141 rebuilt from AE Goodwin M636C ALCo 5481, cab side shot shows Hi-Ad bogie, modified handrail and black side loco numbers, only 5639 and 5650 carried black numbers till retirement with the original repaint 5632 having its black numbers changed to white. 8th May 2010.Oct 10, 2020
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091002 2629r14 viewsPort Hedland, at the 11.8 km on the big curve the second set lead controlling remote BHP Billiton locomotive 4353 from the fifth order for nine SD70ACe model EMD units from Electro-Motive and built in London, Ontario in 2009 with serial 20088019-007 controls older stablemate 4303 Walla from the original SD70ACe/LC order. 4353 would later be named Warman. 2nd October 2009.Oct 10, 2020
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091002 2608r14 viewsPort Hedland, at the 11.8 km on the big curve lead controlling remote BHP Billiton locomotive 4354 from the fifth order for nine SD70ACe model EMD units from Electro-Motive and built in London, Ontario in 2009 with serial 20088019-008 controls two older EMD units in an ex-UP SD40-2 3081 and ex-SP SD40R 3091. 4354 would later be named ANZAC and also trial handrail modifications, 2nd October 2009.Oct 10, 2020
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091002 2602r17 viewsPort Hedland, at the 11.8 km on the big curve trailing BHP Billiton locomotive 4311 Poonda from the original order for thirteen SD70ACe/LC model EMD units from Electro-Motive and built in London, Ontario in August 2005 with serial 20038540-012 assists in powering an empty 330 waggon train south to the mines, these units were delivered with the round middle rail on the handrail and a standard cab which resulted in all subsequent orders having the isolated or Whisper cab fitted. 4311 and its twelve stablemates were traded back to Progress Rail and sent to the USA in January 2015. 2nd October 2009.Oct 10, 2020
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091001 2490r51 viewsGoldsworthy Junction on the Avoidance Road is BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built EMD model SD70ACe/LC locomotive 4339 with serial 20078915-006 from the fourth order of thirteen units as it leads an empty rake towards Bing with the second unit being an as yet unmodified SD70ACe Pumpkin locomotive 4329. 4339 was later on named Finucane and 4329 named Pilbara. 1st October 2009.Oct 10, 2020
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090814 2068r27 viewsWoodstock, BHP Billiton SD70ACe locomotive 4327 was built by Electro-Motive as an EMD model SD70ACe for the BNSF railroad in the USA with serial 20066862-056 but was sold to BHP while under construction as one of ten similar units to be diverted to BHP in an all over BNSF base orange earning them the nickname of 'pumpkins' after the BNSF livery. They were standard US domestic units and required substantial modifications to be afforded lead unit status for BHP. Here we some a couple of the modifications like the snow plough and the middle handrail and the windscreen protector is just visible. 14th August 2009.Oct 04, 2020
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