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080614 2611330 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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050110 094244r330 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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090814 2097r329 viewsHunter Siding, FMG trial waggons built by CNR QRRS in China and one tonne lighter than the existing fleet. 3001 is the slave waggon with the rotary coupling and stencilled as 21.7 tonnes, 4002 is the control waggon and should be 21.9 tonnes. FMG now has a large fleet of these waggons built by CNR QRRS or Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock Co. Ltd of China Northern, with the tare weights now at 22.6 tonnes. 14th August 2009.
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160306 1419327 viewsGreen Pool, left hand side view of radiator section of Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9110 serial 62541. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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050110 100724r327 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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080525 2325r327 viewsBoodarie, Great Northern Highway grade crossing sees FMG General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 010 serial 58187 leading sisters 012 serial 58189 and 003 serial 58180 with an empty train heading for Cloud Break mine. The very top of the failed BHP Billiton HBI plant can be seen over the fourth and fifth ore waggons. 25th May 2008.
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080525 2369r327 viewsBoodarie, loaded FMG train at the 5 km curve behind the all General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 as they power around the curve towards the Herb Elliot Port facility, the train was worked on Proceed Authority no. 41 from the 15 km to the car dumper. 25th May 2008.
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150130 7555326 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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150130 7603326 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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040502 091608r325 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40-2 3084 serial 786263-35 originally Union Pacific UP 3643 at the 15.4 km grade crossing with a loaded Yandi train 2nd May 2004.
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040818 205238r325 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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060415 3450r325 viewsNelson Point yard, BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5659 'Kobe' serial 8412-04 / 94-150 with a rake of loaded 100 kL fuel waggons waiting access to shunt for the evening departure and Yard Pilots EMD SD40 units 3080 and 3091 15th April 2006.
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104-05324 viewsBuangor crossing loop, yard view looking west, mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 5, Down Home, facing camera and mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 6, Up Home, in the distance facing west, point rodding following No.1 Rd to the points.
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040807 121312r324 viewsNelson Point freshly delivered BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 frame 7083-7 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 is being shunted by Track Mobile #2 7th August 2004.
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070415 8847324 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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080525 2349r324 viewsBoodarie, FMG General Electric C44-9W unit 007 shunts compressor waggon set 9003-9004 onto the empty waggon line at the 4.400 km, which is the switch for the balloon unloading loop at the entrance to the Herb Elliot Port facility. 25th May 2008.
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060719 7279r323 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton examples of Electro-Motive built old and new motive power in the form of SD70ACe/LC unit 4307 'Shaw' serial 20038540-008 and SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 / 7083-7. 19th July 2006.
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071101 1129r320 viewsRedbank Bridge Port Hedland, Kingston Transport's Mack brings FMG's General Electric built C44-9W 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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090113 0796319 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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050108 184314r319 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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