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090113 0796237 viewsPort Hedland, brand new Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4339 serial 20078915-006 waits to enter Nelson Point at Gate 9 on the 13th January 2009.
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050110 140552r237 viewsHaving departed Ibis Siding five minutes earlier double General Electric built C44-9W 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 184314r237 viewsSeven Mile yard departure with Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail liveried General Electric built C44-9W 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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061209 8235r237 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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040507 170218r236 viewsWalla, BHP GE AC6000 locomotive class leader 6070 'Port Hedland' serial 51062 leads EMD built model SD40-2 unit 3085 serial 786170-25, former Union Pacific UP3523, as they power up out of Walla siding having had an empty train cross pass, 7th May 2004.
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060714 6685r236 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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070414 8758236 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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050110 100724r236 viewsWestern Creek junction, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W 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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061209 8225r236 viewsSeven Mile on 38 Road, stored and stripped the Robe River ALCo units await their fate. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R 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 9416 and C636 units 9413, 9415 and 9412. 9th December 2006.
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080120 1443r236 viewsRowley Yard which was the name for FMG's marshalling facilities has eleven of the General Electric built C44-9W 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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090121 1549r236 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 2084r236 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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172-03234 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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050110 094244r234 viewsJust south of Dugite Siding original liveried Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W 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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150130 7603234 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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213-06233 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point Workshops, Comalco shunt loco R 1003 sits unused and almost out of service in October 1995. EMD model NW2 built 1946 serial 4114 in service with Comalco in 1976 and purchased from Canadian National in 1975. Subsequently it was later scrapped in 2000.
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215-16233 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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040818 205238r233 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton yard pilot EMD SD40 unit 3078 serial 31503 originally Southern Pacific unit SP 8422 and still wearing former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery with a loaded rake awaiting clearance though Car Dumper 2 18th August 2004.
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080614 2611232 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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215-15231 viewsPeterborough, AN liveried 930 class locomotive 958 AE Goodwin built ALCo model DL500B serial G3388-1 sits in the dual gauge yard.
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