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040808 193836r86 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton SD40 unit 3079 serial 31542 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8461 and still in former owner IC&E blue and yellow has been fitted with some crew amenities like cab air-con, radios and microwave to allow it to operate as a yard pilot, seen here as it waits with a loaded train at Car Dumper 2 8th August 2004.
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060714 6685r86 viewsBing Siding finds BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 5654 'Kashima' serial 8412-11/93-145 as it shunts the steel (rail) train 14th July 2006.
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080202 1887r86 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.
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080124 1612r85 viewsMooka, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 unit 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 which was repainted in the new 'earth' livery when its' 7HDL-16 was replaced with an GEVO-16 engine during overhaul. The livery varies from that applied to 6076, which was the first AC to so painted. Loaded train with SD40R, 26 km, 24th January 2008.
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040817 011002r85 viewsNelson Point, Wheel Lathe, BHP GE AC6000 unit 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 wait collection following a wheel turn. 17th August 2004.
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040807 112612r85 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage on a 168 wheel float 7th August 2004.
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040807 121312r84 viewsNelson Point freshly delivered BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 frame 7083-7 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 is being shunted by Track Mobile #2 7th August 2004.
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080614 260584 viewsNelson Point hard stand sees BHP Billiton's latest Electro-Motive SD70ACe unit 4331 serial 20066862-060 originally built for BNSF as BNSF 9189 in all over BNSF orange referred to as 'pumpkins'. A 300 tonne crane on the left and an even bigger 500 tonne crane combine to lift the 200 tonne mass of the 4300 hp SD70ACe locomotive, 14th June 2008.
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090814 2084r84 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.
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040817 010702r83 viewsNelson Point, Wheel Lathe, BHP GE AC6000 unit 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 wait collection following a wheel turn. 17th August 2004.
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040807 184612r83 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3093 serial 33679 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8487 sits at the hard stand having been delivered earlier in the day 7th August 2004.
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050625 383483 viewsPippingarra near the 31km on the GML sees BHP Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5648 'Kwangyang Bay' serial 8412-06/93-139 long end leading the Sundowner along the main on its return to Hedland 25th June 2005.
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070402 869783 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Service Shop see brand new BHP Billiton's Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001, this first of a batch of ten to have the Electro-Motive 'Whisper' or isolated cab. BHP Billiton bought the first SD70ACe type locomotive with this feature, and as such this loco was sent for testing to the Peublo Test Track in the USA prior to delivery. EDI personnel are fitting the unit out since arriving only the day before. 2nd April 2007.
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070923 1050r83 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 1114r83 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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081225 0652r83 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.
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040807 112646r82 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage on a 168 wheel float as it turns into Gate 9 for Nelson Point 7th August 2004.
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070415 884782 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, left hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4315 serial 20058712-002 with isolated cab. BHP bought the first SD70ACe type locomotives with this feature and as such loco 4314 was sent for testing at the Peublo Test Track in the USA. 14th April 2007.
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080614 261182 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Strett, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4333 serial 20066862-062 is turning into Gate 9 and is the final unit in a ten unit order that was built originally for BNSF prior to BHP purchasing them. Thus proving an off the self US unit is suitable for Australia. Saturday 14th June 2008.
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080202 1939r82 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.
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