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050110 072701r304 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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050108 142945r304 viewsCape Lambert, Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7061 serial 54768 leads Robe owned Pilbara Rail 9402 serial 53456 and Hamersley Iron 7085 serial 47764 with a loaded train from the Deepdale mine past signal OB1 on the line to Cape Lambert. The switch for the quarry triangle is just in front of the train. Saturday 8th January 2005.
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104-05303 viewsBuangor crossing loop, yard view looking west, mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 5, Down Home, facing camera and mechanical somersault semaphore signal post 6, Up Home, in the distance facing west, point rodding following No.1 Rd to the points.
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090912 2249r303 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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151231 9749r301 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi loco RHA 1016 serial 63827 being delivered past the Roy Hill sign along the access road to their Flash Butt Welding Yard. 31st December 2015. View map here.
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061209 8227r300 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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090814 2105r300 viewsHunter Siding, instrumented ore waggon pair 1685 'control' and 2686 'slave' from the original order built by CSR at their Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China. 14th August 2009.
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150412 7926r299 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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081225 0652r299 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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171204 1023r297 viewsBoodarie, BHP over bridge, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4301 serial 2160-03 / 96-202, was originally Mt Newman Mining's Comeng NSW built ALCo M363 serial C6104-1 #5500, then Robe River unit 9410 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Be being delivered to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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050102 170134r297 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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051022 6068r297 viewsNelson Point hard stand area, the second BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit to be unloaded off the Jumbo Vision was 4302 serial 20038540-003, seen being towed by 5667 to the service shop for fitting out by EDI, Electro-Motive's Australian agents. 22nd October 2005.
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171204 1030r296 viewsTwelve 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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080621 2703r295 viewsTabba Siding, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M unit 5637 'De Grey' serial 8181-01 / 92-123 leads EMD SD70ACe/LC unit 4312 'Mindy' serial 20038540-013 with a loaded train from Mount Whaleback with the FMG line visible on the right 21st June 2008.
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090121 0936295 viewsNelson Point, comparison view of the radiator sections between Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC (low clearance) unit 4309 'Gidgi' serial 20038540-010 on the left and standard Electro-Motive built SD70ACe (ex-BNSF) unit 4333 serial 20066862-062 on the right. 21st January 2009.
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061209 8249r295 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9412 serial G6060-3 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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197-13294 viewsWittenoom, Colonial Mine, asbestos mining remains, Mancha battery locomotive #4 looking north west, demolished workshops and office on the left, mine adit doors visible, compressor building in the distance.
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040731 101241r294 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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150129 7482294 viewsRedbank, running off the bridge over competitor BHP's railway Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1013 serial 62585 being delivered behind two ALE Kenworth prime movers. 29th January 2015.
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150412 7911294 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill rotary tip 70m³ capacity waggons stored on the ground adjacent to their Flash Butt facility. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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