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150129 7482461 viewsRedbank, running off the bridge over competitor BHP's railway Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1013 serial 62585 being delivered behind two ALE Kenworth prime movers. 29th January 2015.
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150412 7911461 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill rotary tip 70m³ capacity waggons stored on the ground adjacent to their Flash Butt facility. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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070823 0325r460 viewsBing Siding, The David and Goliath of BHP Billiton's' motive power roster in the guise of GE AC6000 unit 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 and EMD SD40R unit 3089 serial 31512 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8431 stand on the passing track waiting a run south to the mines 23rd August 2007.
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050102 170134r459 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 leads EMD SD40-2 unit 3081 serial 786170-75 originally Union Pacific unit UP 3573 under the Redbank Bridge with their loaded train arriving into Nelson Point Yard 2nd January 2005.
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090814 2105r458 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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171204 1015r456 viewsBoodarie, BHP over bridge, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4301 serial 2160-03 / 96-202, was originally Mt Newman Mining's Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 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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090114 0879455 viewsPort Hedland, Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4342 serial 20078915-009 turns off Gilbert Street and into Nelson Point via Gate 9 14th January 2009.
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061209 8231r455 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9416 serial G6046-16 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 that Robe trialled. Also of note is the unit is fitted with an ALCo C630 fuel tank, swapped when the C630 units were rebuilt into the CM40-8M units. 9th of December 2006.
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040731 101241r453 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 sitting in the passing track, the size of the radiator is clearly evident from this angle 31st July 2004.
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070414 8758452 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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070501 9014r452 viewsWedgefield, radiator section showing ownership details of Coote Industrial ALCo rebuild unit DR 8402 'Margaret' originally Hamersley Iron #3007 an AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 serial G6011-2, rebuilt by Comeng WA 1985 to C636R serial WA135 / C6011-02, then rebuilt by GTSA with an Alco 251F engine for the construction of the FMG line. 1st May 2007.
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080116 1372r450 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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080120 1443r450 viewsRowley Yard which was the name for FMG's marshalling facilities has eleven of the General Electric built Dash 9-44CW locomotives lined up, 003, 013, 001, 010, 005, 014, 007, 004, 015, 002 and 011 coupled to ore waggon pair 2264 - 1263, pointing south. 20th January 2008.
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080621 2703r449 viewsTabba Siding, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M unit 5637 'De Grey' serial 8181-01 / 92-123 leads EMD SD70ACe/LC unit 4312 'Mindy' serial 20038540-013 with a loaded train from Mount Whaleback with the FMG line visible on the right 21st June 2008.
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163-10448 viewsSeymour station yard, broad gauge V/Line VPLX type bogie pneumatic discharge lime waggon VPLX 3, converted from VPFX type pneumatic discharge flour waggon in 1989, which started out as an FX type built by Newport Workshops in August 1966.
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041001 152919r448 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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180117 1146448 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18 km grade crossing sees Roy Hill loaded fuel train with General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1018 serial 63829 leading RHA 1019, CFCLA lease unit Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 and RHA 1013 with eleven loaded fuel tank waggons. CD 4302 is the only unit powering as it was being tested. 17th January 2018.
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050110 140552r447 viewsHaving departed Ibis Siding five minutes earlier double General Electric built Dash 9-44CW 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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050108 182036r447 viewsDingo Siding, Hamersley Iron's General Electric built Dash 9-44CW unit 7083 serial 47762 heads up the motley collection of eleven tank waggons that form the Hamersley Iron fuel train. Saturday 8th January 2005.
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061209 8240r445 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9415 serial G6060-6 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 that Robe trialled. Also of note is the unit is fitted with an ALCo C630 fuel tank, swapped when the C630 units were rebuilt into the CM40-8M units. 9th of December 2006.
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