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050110 175658r425 viewsHarding Siding, 42 km on the Cape Lambert line, following a hot box alarm an empty Deepdale bound train headed by triple General Electric built Dash 9-44CW units 7085 serial 47764 in owner's Hamersley Iron livery, 9402 serial 53456 in Robe River Pilbara Rail livery and 7061 serial 54768 in Hamersley Iron Pilbara Iron livery have cut off and pulled into the siding with eight waggons of the consist. The locos of the loaded train 7069 and 7077 can just be seen to the left of the signal are cutting off the defect waggons. The loaded train is stabled on the mainline track. Monday 10th January 2005.
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060714 6685r423 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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041014 142508r423 viewsSix Mile Dampier, Pilbara Railways Historical Society 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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061209 8225r423 viewsSeven Mile on 38 Road, stored and stripped the Robe River ALCo units await their fate. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R unit 9426 has already been sent to Perth and sister 9427 is stripped and ready to follow. The other units behind 9427 are ALCo M636 units 9416, 9413, 9415 and 9412. 9th December 2006.
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150131 7693423 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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090121 0936422 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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150130 7555422 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1011 serial 62583 swings round onto Wilson Street during delivery behind an ALE Kenworth. 30th January 2015.
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080202 1887r421 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 is ex Robe River 9426 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-03 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6332, waters the ballast rake prior to departing south. 2nd February 2008.
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050110 094244r419 viewsJust south of Dugite Siding original liveried Hamersley Iron General Electric built Dash 9-44CW 7089 serial 47768 leads two similar Robe River units 9433 serial 54766 in Pilbara Iron livery and 9429 serial 54188 Pilbara Rail livery with an empty train at the 67 km grade crossing. Trailing unit 9429 was under test due to fluctuating power and workshops personal were on board the unit alighting at Gecko Siding. Monday 10th January 2005.
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071101 1129r419 viewsRedbank Bridge Port Hedland, Kingston Transport's Mack brings FMG's General Electric built Dash 9-44CW loco 010 over the Redbank Bridge after stopping on the north side to remove the tarpaulin which had come loose. This was the only unit delivered minus the tarp. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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150130 7603418 viewsGreat Northern Highway, at the location of the 18.2 km grade crossing, a railing view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1011 serial 62583 as it runs along the tracks it will soon ply. 30th January 2015.
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070415 8847417 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, left hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4315 serial 20058712-002 with isolated cab. BHP bought the first SD70ACe type locomotives with this feature and as such loco 4314 was sent for testing at the Pueblo Test Track in the USA. 14th April 2007.
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070415 8861414 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, right hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4318 serial 20058712-005 with isolated cab. Of note is the vertical sand filler on the nose compared to the original order, 15th April 2007.
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050110 100724r414 viewsWestern Creek junction, Robe River owned General Electric Dash 9-44CW unit 9434 serial 54767 in Pilbara Iron livery leads similar Hamersley Iron owned unit 7095 serial 52842 in original livery off the interconnecting line from the Cape Lambert - Deepdale line onto the Dampier - Tom Price line with an empty train bound for West Angelas. This junction is known as Western Creek and the double track of Emu can be seen to the left. Monday 10th January 2005.
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080120 1456r414 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's class leader General Electric built Dash 9-44CW locomotive 001 serial 58178 sits in with eleven of its' sister units at the marshalling yard. These units are built with similar specs to the Hamersley Iron fleet. 20th January 2008.
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040806 091254r413 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8MEFI 5666 'Taranto' serial 8412-11 / 94-157, was the first unit fitted with Electronic Fuel Injection to the 16FDL engine hence the EFI on the model designation, is in charge of the Weighbridge Calibration train which is situated in the middle of the switches at the Goldsworthy Junction. 5666 will do several trips back and forward over the weighbridge at various speed to allow the technicians to calibrate it as well as having to clear the mainline for loaded and empty train movements. 0915 hrs 6th August 2004.
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050108 184314r413 viewsSeven Mile yard departure with Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail liveried General Electric built Dash 9-44CW unit 7097 'Ken Onley' serial 54160 and sister Hamersley Iron liveried 7093 serial 47772 power out of the yard an empty working in the late afternoon light at 1843 hrs Saturday 8th January 2005.
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090814 2080r412 viewsWoodstock, FMG's General Electric built Dash 9-44CW locomotives 011 serial 58188 and 010 serial 58187 power an empty train over the flyover located on the BHP lines at Woodstock Siding on their way to the mine at Cloud Break. 14th August 2009.
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070414 8774411 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001 during 'fit out' work by EDI 14th April 2007.
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080614 2611411 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4333 serial 20066862-062 is turning into Gate 9 and is the final unit in a ten unit order that was built originally for BNSF prior to BHP purchasing them. Thus proving an off the self US unit is suitable for Australia. Saturday 14th June 2008.
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