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090814 2105r241 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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090912 2249r241 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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180701 9485r241 viewsRoy Hill track formation near the 63 km. Sleepers are moulded RH for Roy Hill and AS68 as manufactured to suit AS68 rail profile. The rail is moulded 136 10 VT NIPPON 2014 4 which translates to 136 Ib/yard (or 68kg/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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090121 0936240 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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051022 6068r240 viewsNelson Point hard stand area, the second BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit to be unloaded off the Jumbo Vision was 4302 serial 20038540-003, seen being towed by 5667 to the service shop for fitting out by EDI, Electro-Motive's Australian agents. 22nd October 2005.
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150131 7693240 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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171-04239 viewsBallarat, Linton Junction signal box Gillies St, work site view, interlocked gates being replaced by boom barriers, view of signal box, triple doll semaphore signal post 20, Timken's Siding disc signal post 21, staff exchange platform and auto exchange apparatus cover open, track view, point rodding, exchange apparatus gauge leaning against toilet building, standing on Linton line.
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050109 182408r239 viewsSeven Mile workshop load testing bay, ex Robe River Goninan CM40-8M unit 9419 serial 8109-10/90-117. 9419 was originally ALCo built C630 serial 3486-3 of October 1967 for Chesapeake & Ohio as #2102. Bought by Robe River in January 1975, rebuilt by Goninan in 1990. Sunday 9th January 2005.
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160128 00383238 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, lined up waiting biding their time, three years separate these Goninan rebuilds CM40-8M unit 5642 serial 8281-07/92-131 and final unit 5669 CM40-8MEFI model serial 8412-02/95-160. The only differences visible are the pressed metal handbrake wheel and cast one, snow plough of 42 and the marker lights on 69.
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061209 8227r238 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, retired Robe River Comeng WA ALCo rebuild model CE636R unit 9427 serial WA143-2 sits stripped of engine, fuel tank and pilots ready for road haulage to Perth for rebuilding and use on FMG rail construction trains in May-June 2007. This unit was originally built by ALCo as C636 serial 3499-2 of January 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad as #6331, and was purchased off Conrail as #6781 in 1986 and was rebuilt by Comeng WA prior to delivery in January 1987. 9th December 2006.
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150129 7482237 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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081225 0652r236 viewsChapman Siding, even on Christmas Day the trains keep rolling, here FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 010 serial 58187 and 014 serial 58191 power a loaded 'Rocket Fines' train through the cutting at Fan Belt Hill. 25th December 2008.
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180701 9484r236 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 68kg/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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081225 0510r235 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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080621 2703r234 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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041014 142508r234 viewsSix Mile Dampier, Pilbara Railway Historical Museum, former Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates RSD-3 model ALCo locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1951 for NSWGR as the 40 class 4002 serial 77733, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.002, then 1705 and finally 9405. 4002 is preserved in an operational state and another claim to fame is it run the Royal Train in NSW February 1954. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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050108 182036r234 viewsDingo Siding, Hamersley Iron's General Electric built C44-9W 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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172-03233 viewsSunshine, an expanded view of image 141-50, signal post 49 for up movements while signal post 36 is for controlling down trains off the Sunshine - Newport Loop Line, either towards Sunshine back track, platform 3 or onto the main down line and platform 2, a broad gauge push-pull double H set with V/Line P class, a Clyde Engineering EMD model G18HBR rebuilt from Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B on each end is on the down approaching Sunshine.
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215-16232 viewsDry Creek Motive Power Centre, Australian National trio of standard gauge light engines wearing the AN livery with the final Clyde Engineering EMD model AT26C Bulldog ever built CL class CL 17 'William McMahon' serial 71-757 leading an ALCo 700 class and a Clyde Engineering EMD BL class.
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050110 135546r232 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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