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080621 2703r301 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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071101 1133r301 viewsRedbank Bridge, brand new General Electric built C44-9W for FMG #010 serial 58187 being delivered on a 128 wheel float. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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050109 182408r300 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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150412 7911300 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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150131 7693299 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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041225 064541299 viewsNelson Point Ore Car Repair Shops, brand new Bradken NSW built ore waggon and type leader 9100 asset number 2031702 and 9101 behind it. These waggons are the latest additions to the fleet with 20 on order in total. They are made from the same 5Cr12Ti steel that the Goninan Golynx waggons are made. 9100 has been set up for use as a 'test' waggon with load sensors located all over it. 25th December 2004.
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050108 182036r298 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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179-34296 viewsGheringhap, track view looking east towards Geelong as broad gauge V/Line light engines G class G 515 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1243 and a sister arrive from North Geelong to recover X 51 pass fellow G class G 521 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1234 locked away with down empty grain train 9121 in Siding A.
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197-13296 viewsWittenoom, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, Mancha battery locomotive #4 looking north west, demolished workshops and office on the left, mine adit doors visible, compressor building in the distance.
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061209 8231r296 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. 9th of December 2006.
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041001 152919r295 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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050109 181900r293 viewsSeven Mile, Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7094 serial 52841 sits in the shed partially stripped for accident repairs. Note the knuckle has been pushed right back into the draft pack as a result of the impact. Sunday 9th January 2005.
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050110 135546r292 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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180701 9484r292 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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071101 1114r291 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, Kingston Transport leave the Hedland Port terminal with another FMG General Electric built C44-9W loco off the good ship BBC Kusan. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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080120 1491r290 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W DC locomotive 008 serial 58185. These units were some of the last of this model built by GE. 20th January 2008.
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080120 1581r290 viewsIndee Rd grade crossing, just south of Barker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8403 'Rachel' serial WA143-2, is ex Robe River 9427 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-02 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6331, seen here on the point of a loaded ballast train. 20th January 2008.
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040815 165508289 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, builders plate of Goninan built replacement ore waggon 2063, one of a batch of 345 waggons built to the new Lynx Engineering design known as the Golynx waggons serial 950088-190 and build date 04/2001. 15th August 2004.
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061209 8209r288 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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070923 1050r288 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, side on view of FMG's Metso built rotary car dumper cell in-transit past loaded BHP ore waggons. Of note, these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the waggons similar to Pilbara Iron car dumpers while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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