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080525 2349r224 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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090814 2109r224 viewsHunter Siding, the empty train takes the passing track under the power of two FMG General Electric built C44-9W 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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140317 0564r224 viewsHere's the Troopy at home showing the extensive damage that a little tree out Wittenoom way did, March 2014.
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090114 0904223 viewsPort Hedland, the last of the current order at the time and last off the ship, Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4346 serial 20078915-013 swings off Gilbert Street and into Nelson Point via Gate 9 on the 14th January 2009.
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104-02222 viewsStawell, V/Line broad gauge down Dimboola passenger train with V/Line N class loco N 468 'City of Bairnsdale' with serial 86-1197 a Clyde Engineering Somerton Victoria built EMD model JT22HC-2 and N set.
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050109 093124222 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, removed LocoTrol cab from Goninan CM40-8ML ALCo to GE rebuild unit 5663 serial 8412-08/94-154, this unit along with it's two sister cab-less units all had normal cabs retro-fitted.
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040802 090026r222 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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070415 8847222 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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071101 1131r222 viewsRedbank Bridge Port Hedland, Kingston Transport's Mack brings FMG's General Electric built C44-9W loco 010 serial 58187. This was the only unit delivered minus the tarp. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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090113 0757221 viewsPort Hedland, brand new Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4345 serial 20078915-012 leaves the port of Port Hedland and heads for Nelson Point to put placed on rails. Kingston Transport provide the 128 wheel floats and prime movers. 13th January 2009.
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109-12220 viewsSeymour, rationalised yard view with V/Line broad gauge stabled grain train, X class X 47 Clyde Engineering EMD model G26C serial 75-794 and S class S 307 'John Pascoe Fawkner' Clyde Engineering EMD model A7 serial 57-171, V/Line Grain VHGF type bogie grain waggons.
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100-03220 viewsAlbury station yard overview looking south, from Wilson Street footbridge, NSWSRA standard gauge 81 class 8178 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1097 double heading with a sister 81 class, both in candy livery, Sydney bound goods, 2 lever ground frame beside loco.
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070402 8697220 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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070415 8861220 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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040819 040126r219 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3087 serial 31519 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8438 has been placed at the wheel lathe road for attention in the morning 19th August 2004.
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071101 1135r219 viewsRedbank Bridge, this view shows just how close an FMG General Electric built C44-9W 010 serial 58187 is to sister units of Pilbara Rail C44-9W in the way of cooling vents etc. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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101-06218 viewsMaryborough, broad gauge V/Line G class G 535 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 88-1265, 2nd unit, stabled grain train.
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215-02218 viewsLong Plains, the down passenger train to Alice Springs 'The Ghan' on approach with power from an AN livered DL class DL 37 Clyde Engineering EMD model AT42C serial 88-1245.
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051022 5797r217 viewsPort Hedland port, BHP Billiton's first Electro-Motive SD70ACe to be off loaded in Australia 4311 serial 20038540-012 under tarp seen leaving the port en route to Nelson Point for unloading onto the rails 22nd October 2005.
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080612 2546216 viewsNelson Point, the first BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' unloaded off the heavy lift ship DA QIANG on Thursday 12th June 2008. The crane behind the loco is for removing the tarp the other two are a 300 tonne on the left an a massive 500 tonne on the right.
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