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040807 184612r381 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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080202 1918r381 viewsIndee, at the 44 km post on the FMG railway a loaded ballast train heads south round the curve and into a summer rain squall. 2nd February 2008.
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040812 123214r379 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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080202 1810r379 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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050110 120842r375 viewsNorth of Maitland Siding on the Deepdale line at the 83.7 km grade crossing, Robe River owned General Electric Dash 9-44CW 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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050110 142848r374 viewsGull Siding the 105 km at the top of the Chichester Range, double General Electric built Dash 9-44CW Hamersley Iron units 7069 serial 47748 and 7077 serial 47756 lead 230 loaded waggons as they prepare to descend the Chichester Range bound for Cape Lambert Monday 10th January 2005.
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040807 112646r373 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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050110 175330r373 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 730 built by Tomlinson Steel Perth in 1982 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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040508 113001r370 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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040528 161226r369 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 leads Goninan CM40-8M unit 5661 'Funamachi' serial 8412-06/94-152 at the 'dirt road crossing' as they head towards Car Dumper 3, 28th May 2004.
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040806 185209r368 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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070922 1029r366 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, Kingston Mack prime mover power the 256 wheel float with the first Metso rotary dumper cell built for FMG. Seen here powering up and away from the port. Of note is these cells for FMG will clamp the top of the ore waggon, similar to the Pilbara Iron dumpers, while the BHP cells clamp down on side pockets in the waggons. Sunday 23rd September 2007.
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051022 5797r365 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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213-01363 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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060416 3488r363 viewsNelson Point, south yard, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC units 4312 'Mindy' serial 20038540-013 and 4310 'Weeli' serial 20038540-011 await their next turn of duty. 16th April 2006.
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100-02362 viewsAlbury station yard overview looking south, from Wilson Street footbridge, loco service shed, NSWSRA standard gauge 81 class 8163 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 84-1082 in candy livery, point and track work, motorail waggons at left, station building with clock tower and goods sheds at right.
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140603 0697r362 viewsHere's the Troopy at the panel shop with a complete new LHS panel. June 2014.
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040818 203218r361 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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040808 193836r360 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton SD40 unit 3079 serial 31542 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8461 and still in former owner IC&E blue and yellow has been fitted with some crew amenities like cab air-con, radios and microwave to allow it to operate as a yard pilot, seen here as it waits with a loaded train at Car Dumper 2 8th August 2004.
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080612 2546360 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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