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051022 5797r325 viewsPort Hedland port, BHP Billiton's first Electro-Motive SD70ACe to be off loaded in Australia 4311 serial 20038540-012 under tarp seen leaving the port en route to Nelson Point for unloading onto the rails 22nd October 2005.
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051022 5918r326 viewsNelson Point the consignment note for BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4311 serial 20038540-012, Electro-Motive order number C540. 22nd October 2005.
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090121 0986r427 viewsBoodarie Workshop BHP Billiton EMD built SD70ACe/LC (first order) 4302 'Mooka' serial 20038540-002 and built by Electro-Motive in London Ontario watches on with Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5656 as units from the forth order of SD70ACe/LC units get commissioned by EDI personal. Units in view are (L to R) 4337, 4338, 4335, 4340, 4346 and 4339 21st January 2009.
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090814 2059r108 viewsWoodstock, having only been delivered the month before new BHP Billiton 4348 an Electro-Motive built EMD SD70ACe model locomotive with serial 20088019-002, from the fifth order for nine units, is under commissioning as a remote unit on a 330 waggon train. The unit has since been named 'Hematite'. 14th August 2009.
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090814 2068r99 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.
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091001 2490r153 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.
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091002 2602r109 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.
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091002 2608r89 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.
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091002 2629r101 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.
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100508 8250136 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.
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100508 8319r119 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.
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100508 8340r100 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.
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110208 9328r108 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.
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110208 9356r109 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.
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110318 9465r85 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.
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110318 9580r94 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.
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110406 9788r118 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.
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110414 0104r114 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.
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110414 0127r123 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.
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140202 0448r151 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.
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