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091224 3392r319 viewsChristmas Eve at Crossing Pool, Wittenoom 2009.
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070402 8697318 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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197-13317 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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081217 0448r317 viewsWoodstock Siding BHP Goninan GE rebuild and former cab-less CM40-8ML unit 5665 'Rotterdam' serial 8412-10 / 94-156 runs along the mainline with the rail or steel train under the FMG flyover. It is not uncommon to see long hood leading units on BHP work trains. 17th December 2008.
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080120 1482r317 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W 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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060714 6737r316 viewsHesta, a brace of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC mid-train units 4302 'Mooka' serial 20038540-003 and 4311 'Poonda' serial 20038540-012 are in full power as they assist a loaded train climbing the grade at the 226 km. 14th July 2006.
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050110 175356r316 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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170-07315 viewsDookie, track view looking towards Shepparton, west, along the mainline, crossover to silos and gravitational road on the left, GEB sub-terminal silo complex visible on the right.
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080525 2416r315 viewsBoodarie, as the sun glints off FMG's General Electric built C44-9W 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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140317 0564r315 viewsHere's the Troopy at home showing the extensive damage that a little tree out Wittenoom way did, March 2014.
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060414 3465r314 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton yard pilot locos EMD SD40 3080 serial 33674 frame 7083-4 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and only 3000 hp shares the yard with GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 and at 6000 hp is double 3080's size, between shunts 15th April 2006.
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080614 2605314 viewsNelson Point hard stand sees BHP Billiton's latest Electro-Motive SD70ACe unit 4331 serial 20066862-060 originally built for BNSF as BNSF 9189 in all over BNSF orange referred to as 'pumpkins'. A 300 tonne crane on the left and an even bigger 500 tonne crane combine to lift the 200 tonne mass of the 4300 hp SD70ACe locomotive, 14th June 2008.
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040801 172236r313 viewsBoodarie, 5631 'Apollo' serial 5831-10 / 88-080 leading a loaded Yarrie train thunders around the curve between Boodarie Yard and Finucane Island bound for the FI rotary dumper at 1722 hrs 1st August 2004.
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040807 184612r312 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3093 serial 33679 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8487 sits at the hard stand having been delivered earlier in the day 7th August 2004.
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040815 165508312 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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040802 090026r309 viewsRedbank, Nelson Point yard entrance BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 and Goninan CM40-8M rebuild 5654 'Kashima' serial 8412-11/93-145 arrive in Nelson Point with a loaded Yandi, of note was the mid-train engines EMD SD40R units 3090-3089 and CM40-8M 5636 had engineers on-board to carry out tests on the SD40R locomotives 2nd August 2004.
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050110 164122r309 viewsDugite Siding at the 64 km on the Dampier line, Robe River owned General Electric built C44-9W unit 9404 serial 54154 in Pilbara Rail livery leads Hamersley Iron owned and liveried C44-9W unit 7079 serial 47758 with an empty train as it pulls back onto the mainline after crossing a loaded. Monday 10th January 2005.
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040508 113001r308 viewsMooka Siding, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 and EMD SD40-2 3082 serial 786263-31 originally Union Pacific UP 3639 split the north end departure signals with a 300 waggon loaded train, the first pair of mid-train units 5633-5663 are visible, trailing are 5658-5631 and end of the train can be seen on the right. 8th May 2004.
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080525 2339r308 viewsBoodarie, sitting at the entry to Herb Elliot Port, FMG General Electric built C44-9W unit 007 serial 58184 shunts from the loaded waggon line with compressor waggon set 9003-9004. The loco will end up on the track in foreground as it shunts the compressor set on the empty waggon line. 25th May 2008.
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040812 123214r307 viewsYarrie line 148 km, east of Taplin, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 works a 'mixed' of 12 ballast and 10 loaded GML waggons towards Hedland following a derailment further out near the Yarrie Mine, 1230 hrs 12th August 2004.
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