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050110 142848r102 viewsGull Siding the 105 km at the top of the Chichester Range, double General Electric built C44-9W Hamersley Iron units 7069 serial 47748 and 7077 serial 47756 lead 230 loaded waggons as they prepare to descend the Chichester Range bound for Cape Lambert Monday 10th January 2005.
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080525 2369r102 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.
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040807 184612r101 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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040819 040126r101 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3087 serial 31519 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8438 has been placed at the wheel lathe road for attention in the morning 19th August 2004.
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180701 9484r101 viewsRoy Hill track formation near the 63 km. Sleepers are moulded IT for Italian Thai DPC Ltd of Thailand who manufactured them, 14 for year of manufacture and then a serial number. The rail is moulded 136 10 VT NIPPON 2014 4 which translates to 136 Ib/yard (or 68kg/m), 10 for Low Alloy, VT for processes of hydrogen elimination as Vacuum Treated, NIPPON is the manufacturer Nippon Steel, Japan, 2014 year rolled and 4 is month rolled.
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040810 123248r100 viewsCowra Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40R 3088 serial 31513 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8432 with a loaded train through the mainline at the newly reinstated siding of Cowra, located at the 249km 10th August 2004.
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040807 112646r100 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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071101 1114r100 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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040802 155602r99 viewsBing Siding, BHP midtrain units GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 with EMD SD40R 3087 serial 31519 formally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8438. Note the windscreen protectors on 6072. 2nd August 2004.
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050204 080155r99 viewsMooka, BHP mid train units of GE AC6000 6071 'Chichester' serial 51063 with the metal windscreen protecting blinds up and EMD SD40-2 unit 3083 serial 786170-2 originally Union Pacific UP 3500 at close to line speed of 80kp/h at the 30 km, 4th February 2005.
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040817 011002r99 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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060414 3465r99 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton yard pilot locos EMD SD40 3080 serial 33674 frame 7083-4 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and only 3000 hp shares the yard with GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 and at 6000 hp is double 3080's size, between shunts 15th April 2006.
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040802 141058r99 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Billiton Goninan GE built CM39-8 5632 'Poseidon' serial 5831-11/88-081 in charge of the 'Recycle Rake' is traversing the Transfer Road, this train conveys ore from Nelson Point to Finucane Island, sometimes twice a day. The line to the right is the line to the Junction, Yarrie and Bing. 1410 hrs 2nd August 2004.
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180918 0252r99 viewsRoy Hill flat / rail waggon, FA type FA 1202 with a capacity of 127 tonnes and a tare of 33 tonnes, one of five units built by CSR Yangtze Co in China in 2015. Seen here in the rail construction yard. 18th September 2018.
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040807 082023r98 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, EMD SD40R unit 3097 serial 31569 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8409 is the final member of the SD40 units and is being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage 7th August 2004.
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060714 6721r98 viewsHesta, 226km sees BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5657 'Fukuyama' serial 8412-02/94-148 with EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 as they struggle upgrade with a loaded Yandi train, mid-train remote units visible are a pair of EMD SD70ACe/LC locos 4302 and 4311 14th July 2006.
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070415 884798 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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080116 1371r98 viewsChapman Siding, FMG 'slave' ore waggon 1395 tare 22.6 tonnes with rotary coupler built by the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China, stands on the passing track. 16th January 2008.
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090814 2084r98 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 010702r97 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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