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Locomotive Roster Index

Page updated 20/09/2013.

BHP Billiton runs the largest diverse fleet of locomotives in the Pilbara with more than 160 units, spread over four distinct classes.
They are broken up as follows:
Dash 8, 40 locomotives spread across the following variants: CM39-8, and the CM40-8 which were built new in Australia. The CM40-8M which are the rebuilt C636 ALCO units. There were also the three locos rebuilt with no cab, being classed CM40-8ML, and numbered 5663, 5664 and 5665. These units have since had cabs fitted, and are the same as the CM40-8M class. And the last four Dash 8 units 5666 to 5669 are model CM40-8MEFI as they have an Electronically Injected Fuel system on the prime-mover.

AC6000, 5 locomotives, 6070 having been scrapped following derailment damage, and 6071 and 6074 stored,
SD40R / SD40-2, 20 locomotives, with some currently stored and 4 of the SD40-2 units scrapped,
SD70ACe and /LC, 132 locomotives.

Some of BHP Billitons' fleet of SD70ACe's differ from the standard US version and some are in fact the 'LC' model option, being Low Clearance. They also have marker or classification lights on each end, lit rear number boards, a fire suppression system, dual horizontal hand rails, later units with kick rails and dual snow (or cow) ploughs (one each end).
The first order had the standard US cab assembly, with all following orders having an isolated (whisper) cab to cut down on noise levels in the cab.
Ten units are also standard off the self US models that were part of an order for BNSF, and are in an all over orange livery.

5632 was the first unit to receive the BHP Billiton new corporate colour scheme devised by Steve Malpass Design and called 'Earth' or as we prefer, 'Bubble Paint'. Since then a number of Dash 8s and AC6000 units have been repainted. The last two deliveries of SD40s were painted prior to shipping. And all new locomotives purchased are in this scheme.

In the batch of 20 SD40 locomotives, there is a real mixture of units, SD40, SD40R, SD40-2 and even an ex Southern Pacific SD40T-2 tunnel motor, supplied for spares only and units 'as traded' to GECX and rebuilt and repainted units. With BHPBilliton experiencing an upturn in iron ore demand motive power was required in a hurry so 5 rebuilt SD40 units 3031 to 3085 where delivered in an undercoat colour with BHPBilliton to paint the units themselves (if that ever happens!).

The history of these units is proving to be a real headache for enthusiasts!! As due to the overhauling process, the repainting has made it impossible to prove for certain the frame numbers. But some units are unmistakably ex Southern Pacific units, due to the location of lights and hand brake positions being SP options.

Dash 8 siding AC 6000 siding SD40 siding SD70ACe siding
MODELNUMBERSERIAL No.NAMECOLOURPHOTO
CM39-856305831-09 88-079ZEUSBubbleLHS Day RHS Day
CM39-856315831-10 88-080APOLLOBubbleLHS Day RHS Day
CM39-856325831-11 88-081POSEIDONBubbleRHS Day
CM39-856335831-12 88-082HEPHAESTUSBubbleRHS Day
CM40-8M56348151-07 91-120BOODARIEBubbleLHS Day RHS Day
CM40-8M56358151-09 91-121PIPPINGARRABubbleRHS Day
CM40-8M56368151-11 91-122MUNDABubble
CM40-8M56378151-01 92-123DE GRAYBubbleLHS Night
CM40-8M56388281-02 92-127MALLINABubbleLHS Day
CM40-8M56398281-03 92-128CORUNNA DOWNSBubbleLHS Day RHS Day
CM40-8M56408281-05 92-129ETHEL CREEKBHP Blue
CM40-8M56418281-06 92-130INDEEBubbleLHS Day LHS Rear
CM40-8M56428281-07 92-131WALLAREENYABubbleRHS Day
CM40-8M56438281-08 92-132MOUNT WHALEBACKBubbleRHS Day
CM40-8M56448281-09 92-133KANGANBubbleRHS Day
CM40-8M56458281-11 92-134SHERLOCKBubble
CM40-856468244-11 92-135WHITE SPRINGSBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-856478244-12 92-136ABYDOSBubbleRHS Day
CM40-8M56488412-06 93-139KWANGYANG BAYBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8M56498412-07 93-140POHANGBHP Blue
CM40-8M56508412-07 93-141YAWATABHP BlueLHS Day
CM40-8M56518412-08 93-142TOBATABHP Blue
CM40-8M56528412-09 93-143VILLANUEVABHP BlueLHS Day
CM40-8M56538412-10 93-144CHIBABHP BlueLHS Day
CM40-8M56548412-11 93-145KASHIMABHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8M56558412-12 93-146WAKAYAMABubble
CM40-8M56568412-01 94-147KEIHINBHP BlueLHS Day
CM40-8M56578412-02 94-148FUKUYAMABHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8M56588412-03 94-149KAKOGAWABHP BlueLHS Day
CM40-8M56598412-04 94-150KOBEBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8M56608412-05 94-151KUREBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8M56618412-06 94-152FUNAMACHIBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8M56628412-07 94-153PORT KEMBLABHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8ML56638412-08 94-154NEWCASTLEBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8ML56648412-09 94-155KAOHSIUNGBHP Blue
CM40-8ML56658412-10 94-156ROTTERDAMBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8MEFI56668412-11 94-157TARANTOBHP BlueLHS Night
CM40-8MEFI56678412-12 94-158RED CARBHP Blue
CM40-8MEFI56688412-01 95-159DUNKIRKBHP BlueRHS Day
CM40-8MEFI56698412-02 95-160BEILUNBHP Blue
AC6000607051062, 01-1999 damaged 27-5-11Port Hedland SCRAPPEDBubbleLHS Day RHS Day
AC6000607151063, 01-1999 STOREDCHICHESTERBHP BlueLHS Night
AC6000607251064, 01-1999HESTABHP BlueLHS Day
AC6000607351065, 01-1999FORTESCUEBubbleRHS Day
AC6000607451066, 01-1999 STOREDKALGANBHP BlueRHS Day
AC6000607551067NEWMANBubbleLHS Day
AC6000607651068, 02-1999MOUNT GOLDSWORTHYBubbleLHS Day RHS Day
AC6000607751069, 02-1999NIMINGARRABHP BlueRHS Day
SD4030787861-13/SP8422/7302/GECX6401ADP serviceIC&E Blue &YellowLHS Night RHS Day
SD4030797861-52/SP8461/7308/GECX6415ADP serviceIC&E Blue &YellowRHS Day
SD4030807083-4/SP8482/7377/GECX6407ADP serviceIC&E Blue &YellowLHS Day Rear
SD40-23081786170-75 - UP3573 - 3573SCRAPPEDUNDERCOATLHS Night
SD40-23082786263-31 - UP3639 - 3639SCRAPPEDUNDERCOAT
SD40-23083786170-2 - UP3500 - 3500SCRAPPEDUNDERCOAT
SD40-23084786263-35 - UP3643 - 3643SCRAPPEDUNDERCOAT
SD40-23085786170-25 - UP3523 - 3523Stored Nelson PointUNDERCOATRHS Day
SD40-R30867861-1 - SP8410 -SP7354ADP stickersBubbleLHS Day RHS Day
SD40-R30877861-29 - SP8438 - SP7321ADP locoBubble
SD40-R30887861-23 - SP8432 - SP7312StoredBubble
SD40-R30897861-22 - SP8431 - SP7331ADP locoBubbleLHS Day
SD40-R30907083-10 - SP8488 - SP7374ADP locoBubbleLHS Day
SD40-R30917861-6 - SP8415 - SP7322ADP stickersBubbleLHS Day
SD40-R30927861-8 - SP8417 - SP7334StoredBubble
SD40-R30937083-9 - SP8487 - SP7349BubbleLHS Day
SD40-R30947861-25 - SP8434 - SP7306ADP locoBubble
SD40-R30957083-7 - SP8485 - SP7327ADP stickersBubble
SD40-R30967861-20 - SP8429 - SP7309ADP locoBubbleLHS Night
SD40-R30977875-10 - SP8409 - SP7345ADP locoBubbleRHS Day
SD70ACe/LC430020038540-001, 08-2005Delivered 26/02/2006Bubble
SD70ACe/LC430120038540-002, 08-2005BingBubbleLHS Day
SD70ACe/LC430220038540-003, 08-2005MookaBubbleLHS Day
SD70ACe/LC430320038540-004, 08-2005WallaBubble
SD70ACe/LC430420038540-005, 08-2005GillamBubbleRHS
SD70ACe/LC430520038540-006, 08-2005CoonarieBubbleRHS Day
SD70ACe/LC430620038540-007, 08-2005GardenBubble
SD70ACe/LC430720038540-008, 08-2005ShawBubbleRHS Day
SD70ACe/LC430820038540-009, 08-2005CowraBubbleRHS Day
SD70ACe/LC430920038540-010, 08-2005GidgiBubbleRHS
SD70ACe/LC431020038540-011, 08-2005WeeliBubble
SD70ACe/LC431120038540-012, 08-2005PoondaBubble
SD70ACe/LC431220038540-013, 08-2005MindyBubbleRHS
SD70ACe/LC431320038540-014, 08-2005KurrajuraBubbleLHS
SD70ACe/LC431420058712-001, 08-2006JalkupurtaBubble
SD70ACe/LC431520058712-002, 10-2006MijarrpaBubble
SD70ACe/LC431620058712-003, 11-2006YandiBubbleRHS Day
SD70ACe/LC431720058712-004, 11-2006SpinifexBubble
SD70ACe/LC431820058712-005, 11-2006PatharraBubble
SD70ACe/LC431920058712-006, 11-2006JarturtuBubbleRHS Day
SD70ACe/LC432020058712-007, 11-2006MaverickBubble
SD70ACe/LC432120058712-008, 11-2006PantaranguBubbleLHS Day
SD70ACe/LC432220058712-009, 11-2006TabbaBubble
SD70ACe/LC432320058712-010, 11-2006CourageBubble
SD70ACe432420066862-037 ex BNSF 9166TjillaBNSF Orange
SD70ACe432520066862-038 ex BNSF 9167JimblebarBNSF Orange
SD70ACe432620066862-055 ex BNSF 9184SpringBNSF Orange
SD70ACe432720066862-056 ex BNSF 9185HamersleyBNSF Orange
SD70ACe432820066862-057 ex BNSF 9186WikirrpaBNSF Orange
SD70ACe432920066862-058 ex BNSF 9187PilbaraBNSF Orange
SD70ACe433020066862-059 ex BNSF 9188GilesBNSF Orange
SD70ACe433120066862-060 ex BNSF 9189WithnellBNSF Orange
SD70ACe433220066862-061 ex BNSF 9190IntegrityBNSF OrangeRHS Day
SD70ACe433320066862-062 ex BNSF 9191KarlkulaBNSF Orange
SD70ACe/LC433420078915-001WheelaraBubble
SD70ACe/LC433520078915-002MysteryBubble
SD70ACe/LC433620078915-003RedmontBubble
SD70ACe/LC433720078915-004Osuma MaruBubbleLHS Day
SD70ACe/LC433820078915-005PepperBubble
SD70ACe/LC433920078915-006Bubble
SD70ACe/LC434020078915-007WoodstockBubbleLHS Day
SD70ACe/LC434120078915-008OrovilleBubble
SD70ACe/LC434220078915-009Bubble
SD70ACe/LC434320078915-010HilditchBubble
SD70ACe/LC434420078915-011TenacityBubbleLHS Day
SD70ACe/LC434520078915-012Not namedBubble
SD70ACe/LC434620078915-013Southern CrossBubble
SD70ACe434720088019-001EnduranceBubble
SD70ACe434820088019-002HematiteBubble
SD70ACe434920088019-003KakulaBubbleLHS Day
SD70ACe435020088019-004RubyBubble
SD70ACe435120088019-005Broken HillBubble
SD70ACe435220088019-006LightningBubble
SD70ACe435320088019-007WarmanBubble
SD70ACe435420088019-008ANZACBubble
SD70ACe435520088019-009Bubble
SD70ACe435620098203-001Bubble
SD70ACe435720098203-002Bubble
SD70ACe435820098203-003Bubble
SD70ACe435920098203-004Bubble
SD70ACe436020098203-005Bubble
SD70ACe436120098203-006Bubble
SD70ACe436220098203-007Bubble
SD70ACe436320098203-008Bubble
SD70ACe436420098203-009Bubble
SD70ACe436520098203-010Bubble
SD70ACe436620098203-011Bubble
SD70ACe436720098203-012Bubble
SD70ACe436820098203-013Bubble
SD70ACe436920098203-014Bubble
SD70ACe437020098203-015Bubble
SD70ACe437120098203-016Bubble
SD70ACe437220098203-017Bubble
SD70ACe437320098203-018Bubble
SD70ACe437420108424-001Bubble
SD70ACe437520108424-002Bubble
SD70ACe437620108424-003Bubble
SD70ACe437720108424-004Bubble
SD70ACe437820108424-005Bubble
SD70ACe437920108424-006Bubble
SD70ACe438020108424-007Bubble
SD70ACe438120108424-008Bubble
SD70ACe438220108424-009Bubble
SD70ACe438320108424-010Bubble
SD70ACe438420108424-011Bubble
SD70ACe438520108424-012Bubble
SD70ACe438620108424-013Bubble
SD70ACe438720108424-014Bubble
SD70ACe438820108424-015Bubble
SD70ACe438920108424-016Bubble
SD70ACe439020108424-017Bubble
SD70ACe439120118575-001Bubble
SD70ACe439220118575-002Bubble
SD70ACe439320118575-003Bubble
SD70ACe439420118575-004Bubble
SD70ACe439520118575-005Bubble
SD70ACe439620118575-006Bubble
SD70ACe439720118575-007Bubble
SD70ACe439820118575-008Bubble
SD70ACe439920118575-009Bubble
SD70ACe440020118575-010Bubble
SD70ACe440120118575-011Bubble
SD70ACe440220118575-012Bubble
SD70ACe440320118685-001Bubble
SD70ACe440420118685-002Bubble
SD70ACe440520118685-003Bubble
SD70ACe440620118685-004Bubble
SD70ACe440720118685-005Bubble
SD70ACe440820118685-006Bubble
SD70ACe440920118685-007Bubble
SD70ACe441020118685-008Bubble
SD70ACe441120118685-009Bubble
SD70ACe441220118685-010Bubble
SD70ACe441320118685-011Bubble
SD70ACe441420118685-012Bubble
SD70ACe441520128809-001Bubble
SD70ACe441620128809-002Bubble
SD70ACe441720128809-003Bubble
SD70ACe441820128809-004Bubble
SD70ACe441920128809-005Bubble
SD70ACe442020128809-006Bubble
SD70ACe442120128809-007Bubble
SD70ACe442220128809-008Bubble
SD70ACe442320128809-009Bubble
SD70ACe442420128809-010Bubble
SD70ACe442520128809-011Bubble
SD70ACe442620128809-012Bubble
SD70ACe442720128809-013Bubble
SD70ACe442820128809-014Bubble
SD70ACe442920128809-015Bubble
SD70ACe443020128809-016Bubble
SD70ACe443120128809-017Bubble
SD70ACe443220128809-018Bubble
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