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150412 7910457 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill Tad Yard under construction with an ex-Victorian Railways T class in the Pilbara, who would've thought?! Now owned by CFCLA T class T 387 a Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B serial 65-417 with CFCLA ballast cars. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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040127 163743r454 viewsNelson Point, SD40-2 loco 3085 serial 786170-25 originally Union Pacific unit UP 3523 stands out the front of the Locomotive Overhaul Shop, awaiting repairs 27th January 2004.
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070501 9016r453 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 CE636R 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.
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080202 1899r452 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R 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.
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081225 0652r449 viewsChapman Siding, even on Christmas Day the trains keep rolling, here FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 010 serial 58187 and 014 serial 58191 power a loaded 'Rocket Fines' train through the cutting at Fan Belt Hill. 25th December 2008.
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090912 2277r449 viewsBoodarie, at the entrance to the Herb Elliot port car dumper balloon loop the final unit of FMG's 15 General Electric built C44-9W 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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180918 0209r446 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.
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080614 2629445 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, the last BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4328 serial 20066862-057 and originally destined to be BNSF 9186 is turning into Gate 9 after being unloaded off the heavy lift ship DA QIANG Saturday 14th June 2008.
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171204 1045r443 viewsGreat Northern Highway, Twelve Mile Creek Rd CFCLA'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. Being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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160319 1920443 viewsGreat Northern Highway 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill empty train #96 with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1004 mid-train unit between 116 ore waggons in front and behind. 16th March 2016. View map here.
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150131 7722443 viewsBoodarie, right hand side front view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1007 serial 62579 on the BHP line overpass, 30th January, 2015.
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110619 1916443 viewsBarker Siding which is the ballast loading point, one of two FMG ballast plough waggons BP 01, built in China by CSR at the Yangtze Rolling Stock Company in 2010. 19th June 2011.
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031109 140045r442 viewsNelson Point, the first actual EMD SD40 model locomotive to arrive in Australia GECX 6415 serial 31542 frame 7861-52 built April 1966 for Southern Pacific as SP 8461 and still wearing previous owner IC & E blue and / yellow livery with 'fire cracker' aerial waits patiently on the back of a Brambles heavy-haul float with the tarp due to some quarantine issues and an officer from AQIS was in attendance as foreign soil had been found 9th November 2003.
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110414 0246r441 viewsThomas Yard, the final member of FMG's 56 tonne capacity flat waggons for the Rail Train, RT 19 built in China by CSR at the Yangtze Rolling Stock Company in 2010. 14th April 2011.
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163-10440 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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178-01439 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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160306 1429439 viewsGreen Pool, right hand side view of radiator section of Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941 6th March 2016. View location here.
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040403 103310r437 viewsNelson Point, Car Dumper 3, BHP GE AC6000 6071 'Chichester' serial 51063 and SD40-2 unit 3083 serial 786170-2 originally Union Pacific UP 3500 push the empty rake towards the south yard in a method called the "Pull-Push" style of spotting and clearing rakes 3rd April 2004.
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070923 1044r436 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, two Kingston Mack prime movers power the 256 wheel float with the second Metso built rotary dumper cell for FMG. Seen here approaching the Redbank Bridge. 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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160306 1417435 viewsGreen Pool, left hand side view of cab of Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9110 serial 62541. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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