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080116 1373r411 viewsChapman Siding, view showing the bogies and bar coupling, train pipe, control pipe and electrical jumper of FMG married pair of 'slave' 1395 on the left and 'control' 2396 on the right. The BHP Newman line in the back ground. 16th January 2008.
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040807 121312r410 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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160306 1419410 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 175356r410 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 853 built by Centurion Industries WA in 1992 is a standard Robe River pattern 'J Car' used exclusively on the Robe Valley line between Cape Lambert and Mesa J or A mine loadouts. Monday 10th January 2005.
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080120 1482r410 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built Dash 9-44CW DC locomotives 006 serial 58183 is coupled to 012 serial 58189 and five pairs of Chinese made ore waggons at the marshalling yard. These units were the last locomotives of this model built by General Electric. 20th January 2008.
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080525 2349r410 viewsBoodarie, FMG General Electric Dash 9-44CW 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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238-05409 viewsPort Hedland Harbour, heavy lift ship Happy Buccaneer (IMO: 8300389) sits at Finucane Island D Berth delivering a new shiploader for BHP Billiton. 1st November 2003. Geodata . Back in time here the ship cranes were only 550 tonne each, these are now 700.
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040507 170218r409 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 UP 3523, as they power up out of Walla siding having had an empty train cross pass, 7th May 2004.
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040818 205238r409 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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090814 2097r409 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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040803 142716r407 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 leads EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 at signal TR13 (transfer road switch, Goldsworthy Junction) with an empty train 3rd August, 2004.
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080124 1612r405 viewsMooka, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 unit 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 which was repainted in the new 'earth' livery when its' 7HDL-16 was replaced with an GEVO-16 engine during overhaul. The livery varies from that applied to 6076, which was the first AC to so painted. Loaded train with SD40R, 26 km, 24th January 2008.
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090112 0725r405 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, 19.3 km grade crossing on the GML sees BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 5653 'Chiba' serial 8412-10 / 93-144 with an empty Yarrie train 12th January 2009.
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080525 2416r405 viewsBoodarie, as the sun glints off FMG's General Electric built Dash 9-44CW combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 units power around the balloon loop and towards the 4 km to stable and wait for the dumper to unload their rake. 25th May 2008.
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070402 8697404 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Service Shop see brand new BHP Billiton's Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001, this first of a batch of ten to have the Electro-Motive 'Whisper' or isolated cab. BHP Billiton bought the first SD70ACe type locomotive with this feature, and as such this loco was sent for testing to the Pueblo Test Track in the USA prior to delivery. EDI personnel are fitting the unit out since arriving only the day before. 2nd April 2007.
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050110 175326r404 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 074 built by Nippon Sharyo Nihon in 1971 is one of a few waggons that runs permanently coupled to another waggon. Unlike the Hamersley Iron system married pairs, the Robe fleet each have their own brake system and are coupled by a length of round bar as the Cape Lambert dumper only dumps one waggon at a time. Monday 10th January 2005.
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080525 2369r404 viewsBoodarie, loaded FMG train at the 5 km curve behind the all General Electric built Dash 9-44CW 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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090814 2109r404 viewsHunter Siding, the empty train takes the passing track under the power of two FMG General Electric built Dash 9-44CW units 011 serial 58188 and 010 serial 58187, while another pair of identical units 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 hold the mainline and will wait for a new PA to continue towards the port. The dust between the two trains is from the BHP access road. 14th August 2009.
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040502 091608r403 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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060415 3450r402 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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