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150412 7910119 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill Tad Yard under construction with an ex-Victorian Railways T class in the Pilbara, who would've thought?! Now owned by CFCLA T class T 387 a Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B serial 65-417 with CFCLA ballast cars. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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050110 082816r118 viewsSeven Mile, just over the salt mine grade crossing, former Robe River Goninan rebuilt CM40-8M locomotives 9417 serial 6266-5/89-83 and 9420 serial 8109-3/91-119 now relegated to non mainline duties as they don't have the ICSS (in-cab signalling) fitted are seen here working a loaded bound for the East Intercourse Island dumper. Monday 10th January 2005. History of these two units 9417 was built by ALCo as C636 serial 6010-1 of November 1968 for Spokane Portland & Seattle as their #340, then to Chesapeake & Ohio as #2100, Burlington Northern #4366, purchased by Robe River and rebuilt into CM40-8M in June 1989. 9420 was built by ALCo as C630 serial 3486-4 of October 1967 for Chesapeake & Ohio as #2103, purchased by Robe River in January 1975, #9420, then rebuilt to CM40-8M in 1991 by Goninan.
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110619 1916118 viewsBarker Siding which is the ballast loading point, one of two FMG ballast plough waggons BP 01, built in China by CSR at the Yangtze Rolling Stock Company in 2010. 19th June 2011.
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050110 135546r117 viewsIbis Siding, the highest numbered Hamersley Iron owned General Electric built C44-9W unit 7098 serial 54161 from the fourth order in 2003 in the Pilbara Rail livery leads a works train of ballast and rail waggons into the passing track to meet a loaded train. 10th January 2005.
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170727 9631r117 viewsRoy Hill side dump waggon, SA class SA 1601 one of ten built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China, seen here on the BHP line flyover. 27th July 2017. View map here.
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171204 1089r116 viewsCFCLA's Goninan ALCo rebuild to GE 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 as they pass an empty float, 4th December 2017. View map here.
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081225 0510r116 viewsWalla Siding, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M unit 5638 'Mallina' serial 8151-11/91-122 powers through on the mainline with EMD SD70ACe 4325 serial 20066862-038 with a similar mid-train DPU consist on this Yandi 220 waggon loaded train bound for Port Hedland on a hazy Christmas Day 2008.
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061209 8231r116 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9416 serial G-6046-16 awaits a new owner. 9416 was originally built for Hamersley Iron as #4045 and was purchased by Robe right before shipping to Hamersley Iron and entered service in February 1973. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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170727 9642r116 viewsRoy Hill ballast plough waggon, ZP class ZP 0002, built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China, seen here on the BHP line flyover. 27th July 2017. [url=https://goo.gl/maps/HfzKEUc47Pv]View map here[/url.
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041001 152919r115 viewsRedbank Bridge, BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5650 'Yawata' serial 8412-07/93-141 notches back up into power as it passes the examiner doing his 'roll by' entering Nelson Point yard as a Doug Gould road train passes over the top. A very rare shot indeed! 1530 hrs 1st October 2004.
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040530 150318r115 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 2 holding roads, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M units 5642 'Wallareenya' serial 8281-07/92-131, 5669 'Beilun' serial 8412-02/95-160 and 5659 'Kobe' serial 8412-04/94-150 show some of the differences amongst the rebuild, 42 was a Goodwin built C636 ALCo and 59 was also build by Goodwin but an M636 hence both round tanks while 69 was a Comeng built M636 with a larger fuel tank. 30th May 2004.
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081225 0713r115 viewsTurner North, at the 111km of the first bit of duplicated mainline and the first BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4332 serial 20066862-061 that has been modified to lead unit status shows some of the external modifications undertaken, step in-fill covers, second handrail, air dryer, remote uncoupling, bifurcation of main air line and second painted snow plough. 25th December 2008.
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080304 2196r115 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's new ore waggon pair Control waggon 2620 and Slave waggon 1619, built in China by CSR at the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in 2007. 4th March 2008.
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160306 1430114 viewsGreen Pool, right hand side view of the hood of Rio Tinto's General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941. View location here.
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050110 140552r114 viewsHaving departed Ibis Siding five minutes earlier double General Electric built C44-9W Hamersley Iron units 7069 serial 47748 and 7077 serial 47756 work a 230 loaded waggon train heading north between Ibis and Gull sidings. Above the two locos the east mainline can be seen in the background which was part of the second last duplication project from Gull to Tunkawanna and is a single track section with only passing tracks being on the original west mainline section. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175658r114 viewsHarding Siding, 42 km on the Cape Lambert line, following a hot box alarm an empty Deepdale bound train headed by triple General Electric built C44-9W units 7085 serial 47764 in owner's Hamersley Iron livery, 9402 serial 53456 in Robe River Pilbara Rail livery and 7061 serial 54768 in Hamersley Iron Pilbara Iron livery have cut off and pulled into the siding with eight waggons of the consist. The locos of the loaded train 7069 and 7077 can just be seen to the left of the signal are cutting off the defect waggons. The loaded train is stabled on the mainline track. Monday 10th January 2005.
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171222 1126r114 viewsBallast Spur A at the 44.1 km on the Roy Hill railway, CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4303, CD 4302 and CD 4301 during mainline load testing of the three lease units sandwiched between a pair of Roy Hill ES44ACi units. 22nd December, 2017.
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110414 0246r114 viewsThomas Yard, the final member of FMG's 56 tonne capacity flat waggons for the Rail Train, RT 19 built in China by CSR at the Yangtze Rolling Stock Company in 2010. 14th April 2011.
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040803 142716r113 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 leads EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 at signal TR13 (transfer road switch, Goldsworthy Junction) with an empty train 3rd August, 2004.
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061209 8240r113 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9415 serial G-6060-6 from February 1972, the final unit in the original order, originally numbered 1715 then 9415 awaits a new owner. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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