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050130 171954r300 viewsGillam Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 heads up a 300 waggon train with SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8429 power north away from Gillam 30th January 2005.
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040809 161352r300 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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040528 161226r299 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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040812 155940r299 viewsGoldsworthy Junction BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 is on the Yarrie line with a mixed ballast and loaded ore train awaiting a Pilot to come out from Hedland to pilot the train into Nelson Point yard at 1600 hrs 12th August 2004.
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081225 0501r299 viewsWalla Siding on Christmas Day 2008 see an empty 224 waggon train powered by BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4318 serial 20058712-005 leading CM40-8M unit 5654 running along the passing track to allow a meet with a loaded train, the back track is on the right.
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040819 040126r298 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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050110 175330r296 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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105-07295 viewsWallan, broad gauge named V/Line A class loco A 71 'Dick Reynolds' with serial 83-1180 a Clyde Engineering Rosewater SA rebuild EMD model AAT22C-2R rebuilt from V/Line B class loco B 71 with serial ML2-12 a Clyde Engineering Granville NSW built EMD model ML2 with a Z set work down Cobram passenger train 8327 express through the station past semaphore signal post 12.
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213-20294 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point fuel point, Comalco R 1004 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model JT42C built 1990 serial 90-1277, weight 132 tonne, engine 12-710G3A, generator AR11-WBA-CA5, traction motors D87ETR, rated power /. The body is similar to a V/Line N class while the components are the same as the Australian National AN class. Originally built for Goldsworthy Mining as GML 10 for use at their Western Australian iron ore railway and locally known as Cinderella. Purchased by Comalco in 1994 following the takeover of Goldsworthy by BHP.
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060416 3488r293 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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105-02290 viewsWallan, V/Line broad gauge P class P 17 Clyde Engineering EMD model G18HBR serial 84-1216 rebuilt from T 327 Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B serial 56-78 with a Victorian Railways 'Tea Cup' liveried H set with V/Line decals, down passenger train 8319, disc signal post 11 for removed Sidings B, worked out from this shot that on this angle, a P class and H set won't fit between the disc post and light post!!
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050204 080056r290 viewsMooka, BHP GE AC6000 final unit 6077 serial 51069 with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 power along at the 30 km mark with an empty 200 waggon train, smoke can just been seen coming from mid train units 6071 and 3083 4th February 2005.
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080621 2783r290 viewsTabba Siding at the 83.4 km crossing, the final member of the original BHP Billiton order for thirteen Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC units 4313 serial 20038540-014 leads CM40-8M 5653 with a loaded 330 waggon train from Yandi 2 mine. Other locos in the consist are two set of mid train units consisting of CM40-8M-SD40R-SD40R and CM40-8-SD40R-SD40R. 21st June 2008.
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103-27288 viewsBenalla station yard overview, V/Line broad gauge stabled down Wodonga goods train 9303, locomotives V/Line X class loco X 53 with serial 75-800 a Clyde Engineering Rosewater SA built EMD model G26C and T class T 403 Clyde Engineering EMD model G18B serial 67-498, rail recovery rake beside stabled train, ground dwarf and disc signal posts, yard still intact.
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040802 141058r288 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Billiton Goninan GE built CM39-8 5632 'Poseidon' serial 5831-11 / 88-081 in charge of the 'Recycle Rake' is traversing the Transfer Road, this train conveys ore from Nelson Point to Finucane Island, sometimes twice a day. The line to the right is the line to the Junction, Yarrie and Bing. 1410 hrs 2nd August 2004.
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140603 0697r288 viewsHere's the Troopy at the panel shop with a complete new LHS panel. June 2014.
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040807 082023r286 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, EMD SD40R unit 3097 serial 31569 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8409 is the final member of the SD40 units and is being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage 7th August 2004.
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060714 6721r286 viewsHesta, 226 km sees BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5657 'Fukuyama' serial 8412-02 / 94-148 with EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 as they struggle upgrade with a loaded Yandi train, mid-train remote units visible are a pair of EMD SD70ACe/LC locos 4302 and 4311 14th July 2006.
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106-17285 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 Victorian Railways 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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080524 2247r285 viewsBoodarie, panoramic view of FMG's General Electric built C44-9W unit 004 serial 58181 leading two sister units, 130 ore waggons and a two waggon compressor set as they pass in front of the failed BHP Billiton HBI plant. 24th May 2008.
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