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040815 165436404 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3, a Goninan built replacement ore waggon, numbered 2063, one of a batch of 345 waggons built to the new Lynx Engineering design known as the Golynx waggons with 3CR12Ti stainless steel in a bid to eliminate painting to reduce wear on the waggon body. Serial 950088-190, build date 04/2001. 15th August 2004.
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171204 1089r402 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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081225 0533r402 viewsWalla Siding on Christmas Day 2008, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe mid train unit 4324 serial 20066862-037, this is the 'class leader' of a batch of ten SD70ACe units built for BNSF but sold to BHP Billiton following construction. Note the difference of this cab shot to the one of lead unit capable 4332.
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041014 142544r401 viewsSix Mile Dampier, Pilbara Railways Historical Society 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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170727 9632r400 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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150412 7926r400 viewsBoodarie, just north of the Flash Butt Yard, Roy Hill's impressive General Electric built ES44ACi locomotives lined up on the mainline lead by class leader RHA 1001 'Ginny' serial 62573, followed by RHA 1002 'Ginbata', then RHA 1004, RHA 1003, RHA 1008, RHA 1007, RHA 1006, RHA 1005, RHA 1014, RHA 1009, RHA 1010, RHA 1011, RHA 1012 and RHA 1013, looking towards the port. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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090121 0986r398 viewsBoodarie Workshop BHP Billiton EMD built SD70ACe/LC (first order) 4302 'Mooka' serial 20038540-002 and built by Electro-Motive in London Ontario 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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171222 1129398 viewsBallast Spur A, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1007 serial 62579 and RHA 1020 cover the three CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4301, CD 4302 and CD 43031 during mainline load testing of the three lease units. 22nd December 2017.
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050111 095514r397 viewsDugite Siding, Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail's only named General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 7097 'Ken Onley' serial 54160 leads sister unit 7093 serial 47772 the final unit of the original order in original livery as they climb the range near the 67 km with an empty working on the Dampier mainline. Tuesday 11th January 2005.
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180117 1145r396 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18.2 km grade crossing sees Roy Hill loaded fuel train with General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1018 serial 63829 leading RHA 1019, CFCLA lease unit Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 and RHA 1013 with eleven loaded fuel tank waggons. CD 4302 is the only unit powering as it was being tested. 17th January 2018.
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160319 1907395 viewsGreat Northern Hwy, 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill empty train #96 with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1006 serial 62578 leading 116 ore waggons with a mid-train unit visible then another 116 ore waggons. 16th March 2016. View map here.
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090912 2249r395 viewsBoodarie, at the 5 km curve between the Great Northern Highway and the car dumper balloon FMG General Electric built C44-9W light engines 009 serial 58186 and class leader 001 serial 58178 return to the port under Proceed Authority 56 following refuelling at Rowley Yard. 12th September 2009.
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071101 1133r394 viewsRedbank Bridge, brand new General Electric built C44-9W for FMG #010 serial 58187 being delivered on a 128 wheel float. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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050110 122348r393 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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061209 8227r392 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, retired Robe River Comeng WA ALCo rebuild model CE636R unit 9427 serial WA143-2 sits stripped of engine, fuel tank and pilots ready for road haulage to Perth for rebuilding and use on FMG rail construction trains in May-June 2007. This unit was originally built by ALCo as C636 serial 3499-2 of January 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad as #6331, and was purchased off Conrail as #6781 in 1986 and was rebuilt by Comeng WA prior to delivery in January 1987. 9th December 2006.
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180117 1146392 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18 km grade crossing sees Roy Hill loaded fuel train with General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1018 serial 63829 leading RHA 1019, CFCLA lease unit Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 and RHA 1013 with eleven loaded fuel tank waggons. CD 4302 is the only unit powering as it was being tested. 17th January 2018.
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160319 1914390 viewsGreat Northern Hwy, 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill empty train #96 with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1006 serial 62578 leading 116 ore waggons with a mid-train unit visible then another 116 ore waggons. 16th March 2016. View map here.
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150129 7443390 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.
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150130 7630387 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, front view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1010 serial 62582 during delivery 30th January 2015.
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171204 0988r386 viewsGreat Northern Highway, Roy Hill Access Road, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 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, is being hired by Roy Hill and being delivered to their flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage 4th December 2017. View map here.
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