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171204 1017r590 viewsBoodarie, BHP over bridge, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4301 serial 2160-03 / 96-202, was originally Mt Newman Mining's Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6104-1 #5500, then Robe River unit 9410 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Be being delivered to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
116-05586 viewsSpencer Street Station, view looking east from flyover, platform No.2 below with standard gauge car dock, South End Signal Box visible on Platform No's 3 and 4, V/Line N sets, A and N class locos, Crown Casino in the background behind the Spencer Street V/Line head office building, platform No.1 at far left.
090814 2138r586 viewsWoodstock, FMG General Electric built Dash 9-44CW locomotives 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 power their loaded train through the cutting at the 145 km area near the Marble Bar Rd grade crossing. 14th August 2009.
141027 5859585 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677/7083-7 watching a former sister unit being reduced to bits, a primer mover 645 EMD engine and fuel tank tipped on its side, pilot and bogie, and the excavator with the hydraulic shears.
090122 1804r584 viewsWedgefield, Asset Kinetics yard, off hire units from the FMG railway construction stored awaiting their fate. All Comeng WA ALCo rebuilds, DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135 / C6040-01 and DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135 / C6011-02 are both C636R models, while the obscured unit is DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 also an C636R model.
180918 0209r584 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new Roy Hill RHA class loco RHA 1022 with serial 64739 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.
150129 7450582 viewsPort Hedland, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1013 serial 62585 is their first locomotive to be delivered off the vessel Ocean Charger and being transported by ALE to Roy Hill's flash butt yard. Seen here leaving the Port Hedland port. 29th January 2015.
141126 7252r582 viewsKanga at the 105 km, the final member of FMG's thirty strong fleet of tank waggons TK 30, 95,000 litre capacity built in China by CSR at the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works. 26th November 2014.
111-04581 viewsNorth Geelong C Box, V/Line broad gauge locos N class N 461 'City of Ararat' Clyde Engineering EMD model JT22HC-2 serial 86-1190 and X class X 47 Clyde Engineering EMD model G26C serial 75-794 head down the grain loop line, signal box, semaphore signal post, the line in the foreground is the Loop Line to Melbourne.
141027 5853580 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of and EMD SD40R unit primer mover 645 EMD engine and fuel tank tipped on its side, pilot and bogie.
030726 121315r578 viewsNelson Point Loco Overhaul Workshop sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE build CM39-8 unit 5632 'Poseidon' serial 5831-11 / 88-081 as it waits for a new engine. Although this was the first unit painted, sister loco 5639 saw the first mainline working of the new scheme to Yandi. This shot was taken on Saturday 26th July 2003.
179-32577 viewsGheringhap, internal view of signal box showing the electric staff instruments for the North Geelong C section on the left and the Meredith section on the right, above each exchanger is the respective bell for each section, along with wall clock and Code of Bell Signals wall chart, to left is a station stretcher and hand lamp and on the right the electric staff carriers or hoops. At the very left of frame the train register desk can be just seen, through the opening in the wall behind the exchangers can be seen the 18+2 lever frame levers.
141027 5860574 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, view of EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677/7083-7 watching a former sister unit being reduced to bits, fuel tank tipped on its side, pilot and bogie.
070501 9016r573 viewsWedgefield, sitting in Asset Kinetics yard waiting to start construction duties are two of the four GTSA rebuilt DR class units. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 and ex Robe River ALCo #9426 original serial 3499-02 and Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135 / C6011-02 and ex Hamersley Iron C636 #3007 with the differences between the Phase II and Phase III radiators of the Comeng WA ALCo rebuild models evident. 1st May 2007.
171-02572 viewsBallarat, Linton Junction signal box Gillies St, work site view, interlocked gates being replaced by boom barriers, view of signal box, triple doll semaphore signal Post 20, Timken's Siding disc signal Post 21, staff exchange platform and auto exchange apparatus cover open, track view.
200410 5143r567 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.
080202 1899r566 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 is ex Robe River 9426 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-03 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6332, powers away south into a storm as the second driver looks on. 2nd February 2008.
141027 5865564 viewsWedgefield, Sell and Parker's metal recycling yard, a view of the hydraulic shears with SD40R units in the background.
151230 9701561 viewsPort Hedland, left hand side rear view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1017 serial 63828, this angle shows the size of the radiator wing section. 30th December 2015.
090912 2277r560 viewsBoodarie, at the entrance to the Herb Elliot port car dumper balloon loop the final unit of FMG's 15 General Electric built Dash 9-44CW locos 015 serial 58192 with compressor set 9003-9004 shunts from the loaded waggon line to the empty waggon line at the 4.2 km under Proceed Authority 57 to make way for the incoming loaded train. 12th September 2009.
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