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040807 024920r111 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 idles away 0250hrs on the loco spur near the South Yard Loco Prep facility 7th August 2004.
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150131 7693111 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1014 serial 62586 still under tarp during delivery behind dual ALE Kenworth prime movers. 31st January 2015.
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090912 2249r111 viewsBoodarie, at the 5 km curve between the Great Northern Highway and the car dumper balloon FMG General Electric built C44-9W light engines 009 serial 58186 and class leader 001 serial 58178 return to the port under Proceed Authority 56 following refuelling at Rowley Yard. 12th September 2009.
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171204 0998r110 viewsRoy Hill Access Road, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4302, originally Robe River Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6103-1 #9421, rebuilt by Goninan in 1993 with serial 8297-2/93-137 then to CFCLA in 2012, is being hired by Roy Hill and being delivered to their flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage 4th December 2017. View map here.
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040807 121312r110 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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160319 1907110 viewsGreat Northern Hwy, 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill empty train #96 with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1006 serial 62578 leading 116 ore waggons with a mid-train unit visible then another 116 ore waggons. 16th March 2016. View map here.
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080116 1372r110 viewsChapman Siding, FMG 'control' ore waggon 2396 tare 22.9 tonnes with bar coupling for the 'married' pair showing the train pipe, waggon control pipe and electrical jumper. Built by the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China, stands on the passing track. 16th January 2008.
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081225 0533r109 viewsWalla Siding on Christmas Day 2008, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe mid train unit 4324 serial 20066862-037, this is the 'class leader' of a batch of ten SD70ACe units built for BNSF but sold to BHP Billiton following construction. Note the difference of this cab shot to the one of lead unit capable 4332.
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050110 164122r109 viewsDugite Siding at the 64 km on the Dampier line, Robe River owned General Electric built C44-9W unit 9404 serial 54154 in Pilbara Rail livery leads Hamersley Iron owned and liveried C44-9W unit 7079 serial 47758 with an empty train as it pulls back onto the mainline after crossing a loaded. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175330r109 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 730 built by Tomlinson Steel Perth in 1982 is one of a few waggons that runs permanently coupled to another waggon. Unlike the Hamersley Iron system married pairs, the Robe fleet each have their own brake system and are coupled by a length of round bar as the Cape Lambert dumper only dumps one waggon at a time. Monday 10th January 2005.
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061209 8277r109 viewsNorth of Harding Siding near the 31 km, double Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W units 7074 serial 47753 and 7084 serial 47763 are in once foreign territory on the Cape Lambert line with a loaded West Angelas 'Marra Mamba' train struggling with the grade, curve and maximum tonnage. 9th December 2006.
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040502 091608r108 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40-2 3084 serial 786263-35 originally Union Pacific UP 3643 at the 15.4km grade crossing with a loaded Yandi train 2nd May 2004.
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040802 090026r108 viewsRedbank, Nelson Point yard entrance BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 and Goninan CM40-8M rebuild 5654 'Kashima' serial 8412-11/93-145 arrive in Nelson Point with a loaded Yandi, of note was the mid-train engines EMD SD40R units 3090-3089 and CM40-8M 5636 had engineers on-board to carry out tests on the SD40R locomotives 2nd August 2004.
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040812 123214r108 viewsYarrie line 148km, east of Taplin, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 works a 'mixed' of 12 ballast and 10 loaded GML waggons towards Hedland following a derailment further out near the Yarrie Mine, 1230hrs 12th August 2004.
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090112 0725r108 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, 19.3km grade crossing on the GML sees BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 5653 'Chiba' serial 8412-10/93-144 with an empty Yarrie train 12th January 2009.
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070923 1044r108 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, two Kingston Mack prime movers power the 256 wheel float with the second Metso built rotary dumper cell for FMG. Seen here approaching the Redbank Bridge. Of note is these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the ore waggon, similar to the Pilbara Iron dumpers, while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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070414 8758107 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, brand new line up of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC units during fitting out by EDI with 4314 serial 20058712-001. Note the bolt on lashing points for shipping, 14th April 2007.
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171204 1015r106 viewsBoodarie, BHP over bridge, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4301 serial 2160-03/96-202, was originally Mount Newman Mining's Comeng NSW built ALCo M363 serial C6104-1 #5500, then Robe River unit 9410 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Be being delivered to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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060714 6685r106 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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050110 120842r106 viewsNorth of Maitland Siding on the Deepdale line at the 83.7 km grade crossing, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W unit 9407 serial 54157 in Pilbara Rail livery leads a pair of Hamersley Iron owned and liveried sister units 7075 serial 47754 and 7067 serial 47746 with an empty working for the Deepdale or Mesa J mine on the Robe River line with three loaded fuel tank waggons trailing the locos. Monday 10th January 2005.
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