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040817 194500r384 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton Goninan GE CM39-8 unit 5630 'Zeus' serial 5831-09 / 88-079 class leader of a batch of four new built units, 5630 ended up travelling 4,940,000 km when retired. Here it idles away next to TSB 2 building awaiting a path out of Nelson Point yard with the 'Recycle Rake' bound for the dumper at Finucane Island 1945 hrs 17th August 2004.
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041016 170918r384 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3 roads BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5635 'Pippingarra' serial 8151-09 / 91-121 leads EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 awaiting their turn to spot through dumper 3 16th October 2004.
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171204 1030r383 viewsTwelve Mile Creek Rd, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild 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. Being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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171204 1023r380 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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080118 1412r379 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135 / C6040-1 was rebuilt from Hamersley Iron 3013 an ALCo C636. Here it idles away on a ballast train during loading for the afternoon ballast run, DR 8403 is on the other end. 18th January 2008.
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150129 7482378 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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080621 2703r377 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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080120 1593r377 viewsIndee Road grade crossing, the afternoon ballast train makes its' way south to the drop site having just crossed Indee Rd, 48.3 km. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R loco DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135 / C6040-01 id on the rear, with DR 8403 on the lead. 20th January 2008.
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070414 8758376 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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061209 8235r376 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9413 serial G6060-4 from December 1971, originally numbered 262.004 during construction, then 1713 and finally 9413 awaits a new owner. The ducting on the hood is the air to air intercooler modifications. 9th of December 2006.
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040731 101241r375 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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061209 8209r375 viewsCape Lambert departure at the 6 km with Hamersley Iron General Electric C44-9W unit 7060 leading week old sister 7046 serial 57097 both resplendent in Pilbara Iron livery with an empty service bound for the West Angelas mine as the train examiner conducts the roll-by. 9th December 2006.
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080525 2409r375 viewsBoodarie, FMG's car dumper sees General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 departing the dumper having spotted the loaded rake and make their way around to the 4 km area to stable. The locos are at the 0.0 km and the loaded rake can be seen in the background. 25th May 2008.
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180701 9484r375 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 68 kg/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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061209 8167r373 viewsCape Lambert, 7 km finds Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7077 serial 47756 leading sister 7088, Robe River GE rebuild CM40-8M 9414 and another HI C44-9W unit 7062 in Pilbara Iron livery with a loaded 207 waggon train from Deepdale. This area is now consumed by the Cape Lambert South Yard. 9th December 2006.
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090121 1549r373 viewsBoodarie, departing the Herb Elliot car dumper balloon are FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 013 serial 58190 and 006 serial 58183 with 204 empty waggons bound for the passing track at Rowley Yard to cut out and add waggons. 21st January 2009.
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090814 2084r372 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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041001 152919r371 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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070823 0325r369 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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090121 0936369 viewsNelson Point, comparison view of the radiator sections between Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC (low clearance) unit 4309 'Gidgi' serial 20038540-010 on the left and standard Electro-Motive built SD70ACe (ex-BNSF) unit 4333 serial 20066862-062 on the right. 21st January 2009.
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