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031109 140045r246 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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170727 9631r246 viewsRoy Hill side dump waggon, SA class SA 1601 one of ten built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China, seen here on the BHP line flyover. 27th July 2017. View map here.
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160319 1920246 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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180918 0204r245 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.
GeoData.
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105-07243 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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150412 7910243 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 163743r242 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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050824 0681242 viewsCape Lambert, Pilbara Iron Robe River Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 9424 serial 6266-7/89-84 from Robe River C636 ALCo 9424 which was originally built in November 1968 as #343 for Spokane Portland & Seattle serial 6010-4 prior to be purchased by Robe in May 1981. Seen here on the 24th August 2005. Photo by Phil 'Fridge' Ludbrook.
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110619 1916242 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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215-13241 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 165508239 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, builders plate of Goninan built replacement ore waggon 2063, one of a batch of 345 waggons built to the new Lynx Engineering design known as the GoLynx waggons serial 950088-190 and build date 04/2001. 15th August 2004.
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151230 9674238 viewsPort Hedland, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1018 serial 62585 being transported by ALE to Roy Hill's flash butt yard. 30th December 2015.
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150412 7909238 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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171204 1045r236 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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041014 142544r236 viewsSix Mile Dampier, Pilbara Railway Historical Museum, former Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates RSD-3 model ALCo locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1951 for NSWGR as the 40 class 4002 serial 77733, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.002, then 1705 and finally 9405. 4002 is preserved in an operational state and another claim to fame is it run the Royal Train in NSW February 1954. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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080304 2196r236 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's new ore waggon pair Control waggon 2620 and Slave waggon 1619, built in China by CSR at the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in 2007. 4th March 2008.
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061026 0359r236 viewsSeven Mile, retired Robe River ALCo units in preparation to travel to Perth. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R 9426 serial WA143-1 leads the all ALCo line up. 26th October 2006.
Geoffrey Higham image.
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171-04235 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, point rodding, exchange apparatus gauge leaning against toilet building, standing on Linton line.
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106-17235 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 Vic Rail 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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040403 103310r235 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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