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090814 2109r347 viewsHunter Siding, the empty train takes the passing track under the power of two FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 011 serial 58188 and 010 serial 58187, while another pair of identical units 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 hold the mainline and will wait for a new PA to continue towards the port. The dust between the two trains is from the BHP access road. 14th August 2009.Apr 25, 2018
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090814 2105r395 viewsHunter Siding, instrumented ore waggon pair 1685 'control' and 2686 'slave' from the original order built by CSR at their Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China. 14th August 2009.Apr 25, 2018
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090814 2097r348 viewsHunter Siding, FMG trial waggons built by CNR QRRS in China and one tonne lighter than the existing fleet. 3001 is the slave waggon with the rotary coupling and stencilled as 21.7 tonnes, 4002 is the control waggon and should be 21.9 tonnes. FMG now has a large fleet of these waggons built by CNR QRRS or Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock Co. Ltd of China Northern, with the tare weights now at 22.6 tonnes. 14th August 2009.Apr 25, 2018
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090814 2084r376 viewsHunter Siding, FMG's General Electric C44-9W locomotives 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 leading 240 loaded waggons hold the mainline waiting to cross an empty train. 14th August 2009.Apr 25, 2018
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090814 2080r350 viewsWoodstock, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W locomotives 011 serial 58188 and 010 serial 58187 power an empty train over the flyover located on the BHP lines at Woodstock Siding on their way to the mine at Cloud Break. 14th August 2009.Apr 25, 2018
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090122 1804r498 viewsWedgefield, Asset Kinetics yard, off hire units from the FMG railway construction stored awaiting their fate. All Comeng WA ALCo rebuilds, DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135 / C6040-01 and DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135 / C6011-02 are both C636R models, while the obscured unit is DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 and is a CE636R model.Apr 25, 2018
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090121 1549r380 viewsBoodarie, departing the Herb Elliot car dumper balloon are FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 013 serial 58190 and 006 serial 58183 with 204 empty waggons bound for the passing track at Rowley Yard to cut out and add waggons. 21st January 2009.Apr 25, 2018
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081225 0652r465 viewsChapman Siding, even on Christmas Day the trains keep rolling, here FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 010 serial 58187 and 014 serial 58191 power a loaded 'Rocket Fines' train through the cutting at Fan Belt Hill. 25th December 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080525 2416r341 viewsBoodarie, as the sun glints off FMG's General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 units power around the balloon loop and towards the 4 km to stable and wait for the dumper to unload their rake. 25th May 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080525 2409r380 viewsBoodarie, FMG's car dumper sees General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 departing the dumper having spotted the loaded rake and make their way around to the 4 km area to stable. The locos are at the 0.0 km and the loaded rake can be seen in the background. 25th May 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080525 2369r350 viewsBoodarie, loaded FMG train at the 5 km curve behind the all General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 as they power around the curve towards the Herb Elliot Port facility, the train was worked on Proceed Authority no. 41 from the 15 km to the car dumper. 25th May 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080525 2349r350 viewsBoodarie, FMG General Electric C44-9W unit 007 shunts compressor waggon set 9003-9004 onto the empty waggon line at the 4.400 km, which is the switch for the balloon unloading loop at the entrance to the Herb Elliot Port facility. 25th May 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080525 2339r329 viewsBoodarie, sitting at the entry to Herb Elliot Port, FMG General Electric built C44-9W unit 007 serial 58184 shunts from the loaded waggon line with compressor waggon set 9003-9004. The loco will end up on the track in foreground as it shunts the compressor set on the empty waggon line. 25th May 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080525 2325r420 viewsBoodarie, Great Northern Highway grade crossing sees FMG General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 010 serial 58187 leading sisters 012 serial 58189 and 003 serial 58180 with an empty train heading for Cloud Break mine. The very top of the failed BHP Billiton HBI plant can be seen over the fourth and fifth ore waggons. 25th May 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080524 2247r290 viewsBoodarie, panoramic view of FMG's General Electric built C44-9W unit 004 serial 58181 leading two sister units, 130 ore waggons and a two waggon compressor set as they pass in front of the failed BHP Billiton HBI plant. 24th May 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080202 1939r402 viewsWodgina, at the grade crossing, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 is ex Robe River 9426 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-03 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6332, runs south with a loaded ballast train. 2nd February 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080202 1918r321 viewsIndee, at the 44 km post on the FMG railway a loaded ballast train heads south round the curve and into a summer rain squall. 2nd February 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080202 1899r470 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 is ex Robe River 9426 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-03 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6332, powers away south into a storm as the second driver looks on. 2nd February 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080202 1887r360 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 is ex Robe River 9426 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-03 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6332, waters the ballast rake prior to departing south. 2nd February 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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080202 1810r323 viewsPort Hedland wharf, CFCLA ballast waggon CHQY 708 B is unloaded off the vessel Kimberley Rose for road transporting to Cloud Break mine for use with TL 154 and a small ballast rake. 2nd February 2008.Apr 25, 2018
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