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150314 7775r460 viewsWedgefield, sitting in a storage yard while more rail is laid, Roy Hill rotary tip ore waggon GA 2080 which is one of the 1196 built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China with a 70m³ capacity. 14th March 2015.
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131126 3779r458 viewsKanyirri Yard, FMG's Electro-Motive Division built SD9043MAC locomotive 909 serial 976833-33 was originally UP SD90MAC-H 8554 built in 1999, rebuilt by Juniata Shops in 2011 for FMG and fitted with a 710G3 engine. 26th November 2013.
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180527 1200456 viewsPippingarra, near the 17km on the former Goldsworthy line, BHP has stored some redundant service waggons, Difco side dumps, a couple of heavy weights and the old winch and crib waggons from the steel train. Looking east with a former GML short Difco side dump waggon on the end. 27th May 2018. GeoData.
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160306 1423434 viewsGreen Pool, Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941 with a loaded ex-Deepdale awaits a meet with an empty, right hand side view. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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178-01429 viewsCressy, the peace of this once former four way junction station is shattered as V/Line down broad gauge goods train 9169 to Adelaide powers past the station building along the crossing loop behind a quad of screaming EMD 2 stroke locomotives, an Australian National BL class is leading the charge.
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163-10428 viewsSeymour station yard, broad gauge V/Line VPLX type bogie pneumatic discharge lime waggon VPLX 3, converted from VPFX type pneumatic discharge flour waggon in 1989, which started out as an FX type built by Newport Workshops in August 1966.
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180918 0227r424 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new Roy Hill RHA class loco RHA 1026 with serial 64743 a GE Fort Worth built GE model ES44ACi in the special Breast Cancer Awareness livery undergoes commissioning prior to official handover. All five were built at General Electric's Fort Worth Texas plant. 18th September 2018.
GeoData.
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150130 7634r419 viewsRoy Hill builders' sticker for General Electric built model ES44ACi serial 62582 locomotive RHA 1010. 30th January 2015.
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5835 001 Welshpool 1987July412 viewsWelshpool, Goninan rebuilt GE C36-7M unit 5509 'Chichester' serial 4839-05 / 87-074 rebuilt using Mt Newman Mining AE Goodwin ALCo C636 5452 serial G6012-1, on a Bell road float in July 1987.
Jim Bisdee photo.
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180918 0252r404 viewsRoy Hill flat / rail waggon, FA type FA 1202 with a capacity of 127 tonnes and a tare of 33 tonnes, one of five units built by CSR Yangtze Rolling Sotock Co in China in 2015. Seen here in the rail construction yard. 18th September 2018.
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171204 1086r402 viewsCFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305, serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Seen here on the access road while being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage, 4th December 2017. View map here.
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041119 162246r396 viewsNelson Point, a Pilbara Power Parade line-up of (from l to r) of EMD SD40-2 3085, EMD SD40R 3080, 3092, GE AC6000 6074, Goninan GE CM40-8M 5667 and 5640. Seen out the front of the Locomotive Overhaul Shop on Friday 19th November 2004.
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041119 163700r394 viewsNelson Point, this Pilbara Power Parade shot shows all current liveries used by BHP Billiton. From the undercoat on 3085, the IC&E blue and yellow on 3080, the old corporate colours of BHP, blue and white, on 6074 and 5667 and the new Steve Malpass designed 'bubble' scheme, shown here on units 3092, 5639 and 5636 19th November 2004.
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170915 0720r392 viewsGreat Northern Highway 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill fuel tank waggon TA 1008 one of twelve built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China with a 96,000 litre capacity. 15th September 2017. View map here.
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104-01390 viewsStawell station yard overview looking west, goods shed, station building and platform.
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150314 7807385 viewsWedgefield, stowed in a yard awaiting more rail to be laid, Roy Hill rotary tip 70m³ capacity ore waggon GA 2231 built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China. The yellow circle indicating the rotary coupler end. 14th March 2015.
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150412 7929r378 viewsBoodarie, north of the Flash Butt yard, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi units lined up on the mainline facing the port. RHA 1013 serial 62585, RHA 1012, RHA 1011, RHA 1010, RHA 1009, RHA 1014, RHA 1005, RHA 1006, RHA 1007, RHA 1008, RHA 1003, RHA 1004, RHA 1002 'Ginbata' and RHA 1001 'Ginny'. With a track supply train rake behind them. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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130815 2574374 viewsBarker Siding, FMG has ten 82.4 tonne capacity air operated side dump waggons built in USA by JK-CO in 2012. SDC 09 sits at the ballast loading point. 15th August 2013.
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031119 165830r369 viewsNelson Point, Ex Southern Pacific SD40T-2 loco 8335 serial 786175-9 built in April 1979 and retired by Union Pacific 23rd May 2001, this unit was purchased as a spares source for the other SD40 style units. The T signifies that it is a Tunnel motor with a modified radiator intake to allow 'cool' running through the Sierra Nevada tunnels. And the "M" with a lighting rod through it meant that it was a master unit for radio controlled helpers, used in the Tehachapi mountains. 19th November 2003.
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170915 0709364 viewsGreat Northern Highway 18.2 km grade crossing, empty Roy Hill fuel train powers along bound for Tad Yard with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1019 serial 64300 leading eleven of Roy Hill's twelve tank waggons. 15th September 2017. View map here.
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