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051023 6248r284 viewsNelson Point hard stand, rear view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 serial 20038540-006 showing radiator wing, dual rear marker lights and dynamic brake detail. 23rd October 2005.
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040810 150446r283 viewsShaw Siding, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 leads an all bubble paint quin consist on the main with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 and mid train units CM40-8M 5636 leading newly delivered SD40R units 3095 and 3096 10th August 2004.
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040807 185900r283 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3093 serial 31498 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8417 waits on a road float to be lifted onto rails the following day 7th August 2004.
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060710 6277r283 viewsBoodarie Yard, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4309 serial 20038540-010 and CM40-8M 5638 shunt through the yard during commissioning trials of Car Dumper 4 at Finucane Island. Boodarie Yard has just been expanded and the fence has since been put back up. 10th July 2006. Several years later both these locos and the HBI Plant in the background would all be gone!
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070922 1029r283 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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040807 082350r282 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 168 wheel float into BHP Nelson Point via Gate 9 7th August 2004.
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050204 080155r281 viewsMooka, BHP mid train units of GE AC6000 6071 'Chichester' serial 51063 with the metal windscreen protecting blinds up and EMD SD40-2 unit 3083 serial 786170-2 originally Union Pacific UP 3500 at close to line speed of 80 kph/h at the 30 km, 4th February 2005.
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040807 025404r281 viewsNelson Point, BHP's South Yard Locomotive Prep Shed holds GE AC6000 units 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 and 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 with Goninan rebuild CM40-8M unit 5648 'Kwangyang Bay' serial 8412-06/93-139 on the night shift, 7th August 2004. This facility has since been demolished.
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040807 112612r281 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 7th August 2004.
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050109 093124280 viewsPilbara Railways Historical Society, removed Locotrol cab from Goninan CM40-8ML ALCo to GE rebuild unit 5663 serial 8412-08/94-154, this unit along with the two sister cab-less units all ended up having normal driving cabs retro-fitted around 1996-97. 9th October 2005.
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109-12279 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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160128 00383278 viewsWedgefield, Sims Metal yard, lined up waiting biding their time, three years separate these Goninan rebuilds CM40-8M unit 5642 serial 8281-07/92-131 and final unit 5669 CM40-8MEFI model serial 8412-02/95-160. The only differences visible are the pressed metal handbrake wheel and cast one, snow plough of 42 and the marker lights on 69.
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040807 024920r278 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 idles away 0250 hrs on the loco spur near the South Yard Loco Prep facility 7th August 2004.
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051023 6215r278 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD built SD40 unit 3078 built February 1966 serial 31503 / 7861-13 still in previous owner IC & E blue and yellow runs out of the fuel gantry with loaded tank waggons as Electro-Motive (EMD successor) built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 is lowered onto the rails. 23rd October 2005.
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215-13276 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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040815 165706276 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, an original Comeng built ore waggon dating from a batch of 86 built in 1980, numbered 4080 with a build date of August 1980 which has had the walls resheeted. 15th August 2004.
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050109 093001275 viewsPilbara Railways Historical Society, former ALCo built demonstrator locomotive model C-415 serial 3449-1 built Apr-1966, currently carrying number 1000, it was originally numbered 008 when Hamersley Iron purchased the unit in 1968. It was retired from service on the 24th February 1982. It then spent some time carrying number 2000 while building the Marandoo railway line from Sept 1991. 9th October 2005.
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240-02274 viewsNelson Point, retired Mt Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 unit 5499 serial C6096-4 sits awaiting its engine removal prior to being sent by road to Rail Heritage WA's Museum at Bassendean, Perth for preservation. 25th June 2002.
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105-06271 viewsWallan station platform, V/Line broad gauge T class T 410 Clyde Engineering EMD model G18B serial 68-626 roars past the up platform with the up Wodonga oil train 9224 at 1845 hrs, Plasser tamper in back road.
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040802 155428r271 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 locomotive 6073 'Fortescue' leads EMD SD40-2 unit 3084 serial 786263-35 originally Union Pacific UP 3643 with a loaded train running through Bing 2nd August 2004.
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