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050110 164122r273 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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040807 112646r272 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage on a 168 wheel float as it turns into Gate 9 for Nelson Point 7th August 2004.
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040809 161352r272 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton SD40 yard pilot unit 3080 serial 33674 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and wearing former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery crosses the BI-LO grade crossing with a loaded rake for Car Dumper 3 9th August 2004.
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051022 5797r272 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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213-01270 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops looking east, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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090114 0904268 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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080120 1482r268 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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200410 5143r268 viewsBoodarie, FMG's Electro-Motive Diesel built SD70ACe-P6 locomotive 725 serial 20188761-004 built 2019, delivered February 2020. This order for ten units are standard US 'domestic' models with the 16-710G3C-T3 at 4500 horsepower and one inverter per axle hence the '-P6' and were fitted with the extra handrails and other refinements like the fire suppressant tanks and bifurcated air pipe here in Port Hedland, other points of difference include only one cow plough on short hood end, ditch lights on both ends, standard US air horn and no marker lights. 10th April 2020.
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040806 185209r267 viewsNelson Point, the first of the last! EMD SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8429 the first SD40R unloaded out of the final batch sits at the hardstand awaiting pick-up 6th August 2004.
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040818 203218r267 viewsNelson Point South Yard Prep Facility sees BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 unit SP 8429 rests between jobs on #1 Spur Road 18th August 2004.
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050110 175326r267 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 2339r267 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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109-12266 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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106-17265 viewsSeymour broad gauge passenger stabling yard, V/Line B class loco B 65 Clyde Engineering EMD model ML2 serial ML2-6 still in VR or Vic Rail blue and gold livery with the stabled scratch set, CP class bogie guards van, AE class and MTH class bogie passenger carriages.
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090113 0757265 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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050110 120842r265 viewsNorth of Maitland Siding on the Deepdale line at the 83.7 km grade crossing, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W unit 9407 serial 54157 in Pilbara Rail livery leads a pair of Hamersley Iron owned and liveried sister units 7075 serial 47754 and 7067 serial 47746 with an empty working for the Deepdale or Mesa J mine on the Robe River line with three loaded fuel tank waggons trailing the locos. Monday 10th January 2005.
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080525 2416r265 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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080202 1810r263 viewsPort Hedland wharf, CFCLA ballast waggon CHQY 708 B is unloaded off the vessel Kimberley Rose for road transporting to Cloud Break mine for use with TL 154 and a small ballast rake. 2nd February 2008.
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162-2-03262 viewsSouth Dynon Motive Power Depot, broad gauge diesel electric locomotive V/Line X class loco X 53 with serial 75-800 a Clyde Engineering Rosewater SA built EMD model G26C of the third series, in front of the fuel point, the maintenance building is at right, PTC Open Day.
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215-13262 viewsPeterborough, a new Perth electric suburban A Set being transported across the country on the rear of an SP service, AEA class AEA 220 and an AEB, built by Walkers Limited in Maryborough, Qld. The narrow gauge power bogies are in the following open waggon.
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