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060719 7279r79 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton examples of Electro-Motive built old and new motive power in the form of SD70ACe/LC unit 4307 'Shaw' serial 20038540-008 and SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 / 7083-7. 19th July 2006.
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090814 2105r79 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.
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040810 130942r78 viewsThe 226km between Hesta and Shaw sidings, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40R 3088 serial 31513 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8432 with a loaded train powering upgrade 10th August 2004.
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040806 185922r78 viewsNelson Point, the first of the last! EMD SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8429 the first SD40R unloaded out of the final batch sits at the hardstand awaiting pick-up 6th August 2004.
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050624 319778 viewsPort Hedland, the 19.3km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11/91-122 leads the Sundowner across the Broome Rd crossing on its way to Goldsworthy 24th June 2005.
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051022 5797r78 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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051023 6248r78 viewsNelson Point hard stand, rear view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 serial 20038540-006 showing radiator wing, dual rear marker lights and dynamic brake detail. 23rd October 2005.
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080116 1371r78 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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180918 0209r78 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new General Electric ES44ACi unit RHA 1022 serial 64739 in the special Breast Cancer Awareness livery undergoes commissioning prior to official handover. All five were built at GE's Fort Worth, Texas plant. 18th September 2018.
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180918 0252r78 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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060710 6277r77 viewsBoodarie Yard, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4309 serial 20038540-010 and CM40-8M 5638 shunt through the yard during commissioning trials of Car Dumper 4 at Finucane Island. Boodarie Yard has just been expanded and the fence has since been put back up. 10th July 2006. Several years later both these locos and the HBI Plant in the background would all be gone!
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051023 6215r77 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD built SD40 unit 3078 built February 1966 serial 31503 / 7861-13 still in previous owner IC & E blue and yellow runs out of the fuel gantry with loaded tank waggons as Electro-Motive (EMD successor) built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 is lowered onto the rails. 23rd October 2005.
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080120 1581r77 viewsIndee Rd grade crossing, just south of Barker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8403 'Rachel' serial WA143-2, is ex Robe River 9427 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-02 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6331, seen here on the point of a loaded ballast train. 20th January 2008.
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040810 125600r76 viewsHesta Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40R 3088 serial 31513 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8432 with a loaded train powering upgrade 10th August 2004.
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040810 165626r76 viewsGillam Siding BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 leads an all bubble paint quin consist on the main with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 and mid-train units CM40-8M 5636 leading newly delivered SD40R units 3095 and 3096 as they cross an empty headed up by GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 and EMD SD40-2 3085 serial 786170-25 and originally Union Pacific UP 3523. 10th August 2004.
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040816 190153r76 viewsNelson Point, BHP EMD SD40 units 3080 serial 33674 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and still in former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery awaits a return to service after a day at the wheel lathe 16th August 2004.
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050624 320276 viewsPippingarra West Ck bridge, 23 km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11/91-122 leads the Sundowner on its way to Goldsworthy 24th June 2005.
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090114 090476 viewsPort Hedland, the last of the current order at the time and last off the ship, Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4346 serial 20078915-013 swings off Gilbert Street and into Nelson Point via Gate 9 on the 14th January 2009.
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070415 886176 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, right hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4318 serial 20058712-005 with isolated cab. Of note is the vertical sand filler on the nose compared to the original order, 15th April 2007.
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040810 101005r75 viewsAbydos Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 leads EMD SD40R unit 3090 serial 33680 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8488 on the mainline having passed Tamper 2. The 330 board is the 330 waggon train clearance point from the north end switch. 10th August 2004.
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