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224-1156 viewsBing siding, 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 a General Electric AC6000 built by GE at Erie awaits the road to depart south, shows new nameplate, steerable bogie and taper in cab side, second unit behind sister loco 6076. GeoData.
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150507 810456 viewsFMG Solomon Line, bank engines General Electric C44-9W locomotives, units 006 serial 58183 and 005 serial 58182 run back light to Solomon for their next duty, seen here between the bridges over the Fortescue River South which drains out of Hamersley Gorge. Geodata: -22.1844217 118.0313467 .
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207-2155 viewsHardie Siding, BHP locomotive 5513 is the final member of Goninan rebuilds from ALCo C636 5453 into a GE C36-7M unit 5513 serial 4839-02 / 88-078, with 'Kalgan' nameboards removed for fitting to AC6000 class 6074, holds the main with a loaded Yarrie train awaiting a cross.
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220-3055 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, the afternoon empty departure for Yandi mine behind the standard double Dash 8 power consist of 5649 'Pohang' a Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M model serial 8412-07 / 93-140 and a sister unit, the line merging from the right is the former Goldsworthy line from Yarrie and Nimingarra mines. This area is now fully duplicated with LED signals and the Dash 8 units have been scrapped.
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150505 799055 viewsFMG Solomon Line, bank engines Progress Rail EMD SD70ACe/LCi unit 716 serial 20118693-008 and EMD SD90MAC unit 901 serial 976833-1, this unit has been repowered with an 16-710G3 prime mover, at the 227 km as they bank the loaded train upgrade into the cutting, the train speed is now increasing as the front of the train has topped the grade. Geodata: -22.0187117 118.5850933 .
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180208 437055 viewsCape Lambert Yard. Builders decal of brand new GE built ES44ACi unit 9126 serial 64632, built date of October 2017. 8th February 2018.
Roland Depth image.
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040409 12310855 viewsBoodarie, Goldsworthy service bottom discharge Gunderson USA built ore waggon 8317 is one of forty five that was purchased second hard in 1992 from Phelps Dodge Copper Mine, believed to be built in 1970's. 9th April 2004.
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224-0454 viewsBing siding, the extent of the General Electric AC6000 radiators is evident in this back to back image of a pair of units.
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150508 811154 viewsFMG Solomon Line, empty train lead by triple combination of General Electric C44-9W 004 serial 58181, EMD SD90MAC-H 916 serial 976833-22 and EMD SD70ACe 710 serial 20118693-002 power through the hills around the Bea Bea Creek area. Geodata: -22.0528200 118.7132450 .
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207-2453 viewsHardie Siding, BHP locomotive 5513 is the final member of Goninan rebuilds from ALCo C636 5453 into a GE C36-7M unit 5513 serial 4839-02 / 88-078, with 'Kalgan' nameboards removed for fitting to AC6000 class 6074, holds the main with a loaded Yarrie train awaiting a cross.
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220-1853 viewsJust west of the 104.6 km crossing on the Yarrie line, BHP Iron Ore Goninan rebuilt ALCo C636 5431 into a C36-7M unit 5507 serial number 4839-03 / 87-072 seen here leading its loaded train through the curves.
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222-1753 viewsSomewhere on the original single line section between Gull and Rosella Hamersley Iron 7071 serial 47750 a General Electric C44-9W built by GE at Erie brings a loaded train to a stand with 7066 for a crew change.
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224-0553 viewsBing siding, the extent of the General Electric AC6000 radiators is evident in this back to back image of a pair of units.
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150505 799453 viewsFMG Solomon Line, zoom view looking west from the east end of Bow Siding, point indicator indicating the loop is set for the straight, back track machine in it, 233 km. Geodata: -22.0188283 118.5297867 .
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150523 819853 viewsNelson Point Yard, BHP Billiton SD70ACe unit 4334 'Wheelara' serial 20078915-001 built by Electro-Motive, London Ontario and Goninan rebuild CM40-8MEFI model unit 5666 'Taranto' serial 8412-11/94-157 wait on a loaded train in the arrival yard.
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040530 14390653 viewsNelson Point, compressor waggon set No. 6, made from a pair of cut down Magor USA built 91 ton ore waggons, originally ex Oroville Dam, California.
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040407 08055153 viewsTHE WHEEL NUUUTTSS!! Here we see Toy Titan in a spot of bother when the rear LHS wheel parted company at the 23 km Newman mainline. Was lucky to get out of it with so little damage! Wednesday 7th April 2004.
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242-0853 viewsNelson Point, BHP Goninan GE rebuild C36-7M unit 5508 serial 4839-04 / 87-073 about to be trucked to United Goninan Perth for eventual overhaul and repainting into the Pilbara Rail livery and leased to Pilbara Rail re-numbered 5052 as a shunt unit at Dampier. May 2002.
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180615 147253 viewsBing South, BHP Billiton's Progress Rail built EMD model SD70ACe unit 4455 serial 20138907-006 with 4356 second unit powers along the west mainline with a loaded rake heading for Finucane Island. 15th June 2018.
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219-3752 viewsGoldsworthy Siding, C36-7M unit 5507 'Nimingarra' serial 4839-03 / 87-072, an original Mt Newman Mining ALCo C636 5461 to GE C36-7M rebuild carried out by Goninan, leads an empty train away from Goldsworthy, the waggon behind 5507 is numbered 352 and is one of ten Portec USA built waggons originally from Phelps Dodge Copper Mine.
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