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5499287 viewsNelson Point, Mount Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M-636 model locomotive 5499 serial C-6096-4 is the last active ALCo on the roster of BHP 22nd April 2000.
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041119 162246r246 viewsNelson Point, a Pilbara Power Parade line-up of (from l to r) of EMD SD40-2 3085, EMD SD40R 3080, 3092, GE AC6000 6074, Goninan GE CM40-8M 5667 and 5640. Seen out the front of the Locomotive Overhaul Shop on Friday 19th November 2004.
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041119 163700r240 viewsNelson Point, this Pilbara Power Parade shot shows all current liveries used by BHP Billiton. From the undercoat on 3085, the IC&E blue and yellow on 3080, the old corporate colours of BHP, blue and white, on 6074 and 5667 and the new Steve Malpass designed 'bubble' scheme, shown here on units 3092, 5639 and 5636 19th November 2004.
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110601 1186r232 viewsRowley Yard, the first mainline lead run of FMG Electric-Motive Division built SD90MAC-H locomotive 903 serial 976833-18 was originally UP 8539 built in 1999, rebuilt by Juniata Shops in 2011 for FMG seen here operating with the 6000 hp 265-H engine. 1st June 2011.
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150713 9439r232 viewsHerb Elliot Port, South Hedland sees FMG's Electro-Motive Division built SD90MAC-H2 locomotive 915 serial 976833-17, originally UP 8538 built in 1999 and rebuilt by Progress Rail Kentucky 09/2014, seen here 13th July 2015.
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030720 160654r230 viewsNelson Point Loco Service Shop, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 sits in the afternoon Pilbara sun displaying its brand new colours, painting only finished on it this day and about ten minutes after these photos where taken the unit was back in service! Sunday 20th July 2003.
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130818 2712r230 viewsKanyirri Yard, FMG's Electro-Motive Diesel built SD70ACe/LCi locomotive 707 serial 20118611-007 built 2012 seen here coupled to a sister unit. 18th August 2013.
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120307 0074 brian marsh222 viewsThe first BHP Billiton Progress Rail built SD70ACe unit at Muncie USA. Note the lack of nose grab irons, the unit also has two new EMD type roof mounted antennas, a larger antenna at the rear, no grabs on the rear, no grabs behind the inverter area and has additional access openings in the side railing, just a few details of note. Window protectors have not yet been installed and step well guards will be installed in Australia.
Photo by Brian Marsh, Overland Models, Inc.
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150314 7775r220 viewsWedgefield, sitting in a storage yard while more rail is laid, Roy Hill rotary tip ore waggon GA 2080 which is one of the 1196 built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China with a 70m³ capacity. 14th March 2015.
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131126 3779r217 viewsKanyirri Yard, FMG's Electro-Motive Division built SD9043MAC locomotive 909 serial 976833-33 was originally UP SD90MAC-H 8554 built in 1999, rebuilt by Juniata Shops in 2011 for FMG and fitted with a 710G3 engine. 26th November 2013.
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150130 7634r213 viewsRoy Hill builders' sticker for General Electric built model ES44ACi serial 62582 locomotive RHA 1010. 30th January 2015.
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041119 163032r212 viewsNelson Point, how this for a Parade of Pilbara Power? On the afternoon of Friday the 19th November 2004 a photo was managed with no less than 14 locos in the shot, 7 at the workshops, and 7 on trains at the car dumper roads. Locos in the frame are: 3085, 3080, 3092, 5639, 5636, 5667, 6074 at the workshops and 6073, 3082, 3079, 5640, 5669, 3078, 5630 on the car dumper roads. Models are EMD SD40R and SD40-2, GE AC6000 and Goninan GE CM80-8M.
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171204 1086r207 viewsCFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305, serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Seen here on the access road while being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage, 4th December 2017. View map here.
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160306 1423198 viewsGreen Pool, Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941 with a loaded ex-Deepdale awaits a meet with an empty, right hand side view. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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150412 7929r198 viewsBoodaire, north of the Flash Butt yard, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi units lined up on the mainline facing the port. RHA 1013 serial 62585, RHA 1012, RHA 1011, RHA 1010, RHA 1009, RHA 1014, RHA 1005, RHA 1006, RHA 1007, RHA 1008, RHA 1003, RHA 1004, RHA 1002 'Ginbata' and RHA 1001 'Ginny'. With a track supply train rake behind them. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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170915 0709192 viewsGreat Northern Highway 18.2 km grade crossing, empty Roy Hill fuel train powers along bound for Tad Yard with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1019 serial 64300 leading eleven of Roy Hill's twelve tank waggons. 15th September 2017. View map here.
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170915 0720r191 viewsGreat Northern Highway 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill fuel tank waggon TA 1008 one of twelve built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China with a 96,000 litre capacity. 15th September 2017. View map here.
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5835 001 Welshpool 1987July190 viewsWelshpool, Goninan rebuilt GE C36-7M unit 5509 'Chichester' serial 4839-05/87-074 rebuilt using Mount Newman Mining AE Goodwin ALCo C636 5452 serial G-6012-1, on a Bell road float in July 1987.
Jim Bisdee photo.
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130815 2574190 viewsBarker Siding, FMG has ten 82.4 tonne capacity air operated side dump waggons built in USA by JK-CO in 2012. SDC 09 sits at the ballast loading point. 15th August 2013.
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150314 7807188 viewsWedgefield, stowed in a yard awaiting more rail to be laid, Roy Hill rotary tip 70m³ capacity ore waggon GA 2231 built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China. The yellow circle indicating the rotary coupler end. 14th March 2015.
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