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151230 9701250 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.
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061026 0359r250 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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170727 9632r249 viewsRoy Hill ballast waggon, BA class BA 1404, 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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080304 2196r248 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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180701 9521r248 viewsThomas Yard, FMG 100 tonne capacity flat waggon F 06. Built by CNR - QRRS in China.
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105-02247 viewsWallan, V/Line broad gauge P class P 17 Clyde Engineering EMD model G18HBR serial 84-1216 rebuilt from T 327 Clyde Engineering EMD model G8B serial 56-78 with a VicRail 'Tea Cup' liveried H set with V/Line decals, down passenger train 8319, disc signal post 11 for removed Sidings B, worked out from this shot that on this angle, a P class and H set won't fit between the disc post and light post!!
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215-13247 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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170915 0705247 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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050319 0082r247 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 March 2005.
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040815 165508247 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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040530 150318r246 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 2 holding roads, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M units 5642 'Wallareenya' serial 8281-07 / 92-131, 5669 'Beilun' serial 8412-02 / 95-160 and 5659 'Kobe' serial 8412-04 / 94-150 show some of the differences amongst the rebuild, 42 was a Goodwin built C636 ALCo and 59 was also build by Goodwin but an M636 hence both round tanks while 69 was a Comeng built M636 with a larger fuel tank. 30th May 2004.
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050110 122348r246 viewsMaitland Siding, an empty Mesa J bound train runs along the passing track crossing a loaded sitting on the mainline. The tank waggons behind the locos are 8001 and 8002 both built in 1972 with a 45,000 litre capacity and 8003 built in 1979 with a 100,000 litre capacity, all three were built by Comeng NSW. Monday 10th January 2005.
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170727 9642r246 viewsRoy Hill ballast plough waggon, ZP class ZP 0002, built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China, seen here on the BHP line flyover. 27th July 2017. [url=https://goo.gl/maps/HfzKEUc47Pv]View map here[/url.
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180117 1148r246 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18.2 km grade crossing sees CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 originally Robe River Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6103-1 #9421, rebuilt by Goninan in 1993 with serial 8297-2/93-137 then to CFCLA in 2012 powering a loaded fuel train as part of the mainline testing of these units prior to ore train service. 17th January 2018.
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050101 170643r245 viewsGillam Siding BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5637 'De Grey' serial 8181-01 / 92-123 leading a pair of EMD SD40R units 3087 and 3091 comes to a stand under the control of driver Jacka Cale behind another train already holding the main and an empty taking the passing track. Double crosses were not that uncommon during this era. 1st January 2005.
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090912 2277r245 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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171204 1089r244 viewsCFCLA's Goninan ALCo rebuild to GE 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 as they pass an empty float, 4th December 2017. View map here.
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041014 075704r244 viewsWickham town entry statement, 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 4006 serial 77737, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.001, then 1700 and finally 9401. It has been repainted into Robe colours and was donated to the local Lions' Club when retired and displayed as an entry statement to the township. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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061209 8156r243 viewsCape Lambert 11.7 km grade crossing, Robe River Goninan GE rebuilt CM40-8M loco 9414 serial 8206-11/91-124 still in service on the Deepdale line along with several others of the class in a quad lash up with three GE C44-9W units. 9th December 2006.
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090121 0986r242 viewsBoodarie Workshop BHP Billiton EMD built SD70ACe/LC (first order) 4302 'Mooka' watches on with Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5656 as units from the forth order of SD70ACe/LC units get commissioned by EDI personal. Units in view are (L to R) 4337, 4338, 4335, 4340, 4346 and 4339 21st January 2009.
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