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215-14190 viewsPeterborough, AN liveried 930 class locomotive 958 AE Goodwin built ALCo model DL500B serial G-3388-1 sits in the dual gauge yard.
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050102 170134r190 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 leads EMD SD40-2 unit 3081 serial 786170-75 originally Union Pacific unit UP 3573 under the Redbank Bridge with their loaded train arriving into Nelson Point Yard 2nd January 2005.
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050110 072701r190 viewsParker Point, brilliant summer morning light captures the driver in charge of General Electric built C44-9W units 7073 serial 47752 and 7078 serial 47757 stops to have a chat with the driver of the Parker Point dumper pilot on 7096 serial 52843 all wearing the original Hamersley Iron 'Pepsi' livery. Monday 10th January 2005.
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160128 0000189 viewsSee 5661 reduced to frame level in just over 7 minutes.
A 176 tonnes locomotive is no match for a 40 tonne CAT excavator with a T-Rex type hydraulic set of shears.
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160306 1430189 viewsGreen Pool, right hand side view of the hood of Rio Tinto's General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941. View location here.
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153-2-01188 viewsBacchus Marsh, rear view of elevated signal box from car park.
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171204 1089r188 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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170727 9642r188 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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040731 101241r187 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 sitting in the passing track, the size of the radiator is clearly evident from this angle 31st July 2004.
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090912 2289r187 viewsIndee, at the 48.5 km grade crossing for Indee Road, FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 003 serial 58180 and 004 serial 58181 power another loaded train from the Cloud Break mine under Proceed Authority 54 in the last rays of sunlight on the 12th September 2009.
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180117 1145r186 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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111-16185 viewsNorth Geelong grain arrivals yard, V/Line broad gauge loco X class X 47 Clyde Engineering EMD model G26C serial 75-794 and N class N 461 'City of Ararat' Clyde Engineering EMD model JT22HC-2 serial 86-1190 with a loaded grain loop have their crib break before heading back to the grain loop.
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216-02185 viewsLong Plains, the down passenger train to Alice Springs 'The Ghan' on approach with power from an AN livered DL class DL 37 Clyde Engineering EMD model AT42C serial 88-1245.
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061209 8249r185 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9412 serial G-6060-3 from December 1971, originally numbered 262.003 during construction, then 1712 and finally 9412 awaits a new owner. 9th of December 2006.
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170915 0705184 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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150131 7690184 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1014 serial 62586 still under tarp during delivery 31st January 2015.
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090122 1804r184 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-C-6040-01 and DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135-C-6011-02 are both C636R models, while the obscured unit is DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 and is a CE636R model.
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111-14183 viewsGheringhap station view, V/Line broad gauge A class A 71 Clyde Engineering EMD model AAT22C-2R serial 83-1180 rebuilt from B 71 Clyde Engineering EMD model ML2 serial ML2-12 and N set work the down Ararat via Nth Geelong passenger train 8105, pausing to swap the electric staff for the ordinary train staff ticket to Warrenheip, signaller has the train staff to show the driver and the ticket which the driver will use as his authority to Warrenheip. This working of special train staff and ticket was introduced in November 1993 for the line between Gheringhap and Warrenheip on weekends only, replacing the electric staff section Gheringhap to Meredith.
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081225 0713r183 viewsTurner North, at the 111km of the first bit of duplicated mainline and the first BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4332 serial 20066862-061 that has been modified to lead unit status shows some of the external modifications undertaken, step in-fill covers, second handrail, air dryer, remote uncoupling, bifurcation of main air line and second painted snow plough. 25th December 2008.
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081225 0720r183 viewsTurner North on Christmas Day 2008 sees the first BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' unit 4332 serial 20066862-061, originally built for BNSF, to be fitted out as a lead unit. This cab shot shows some of the external modifications to allow it to lead. In-fill step covers, second handrail, second (tropical) roof, bifurcation of main air line, AM/FM CD player-radio and removal of sun shades.
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