Pilbara Railways Blog

15 years ago, stored Robe River ALCo M636 units.

2018-09-30 Fat Controller 0 Rio Tinto

15 years ago, Robe River ALCo M636 units sit unused at Seven Mile following the merger of Hamersley Iron and Robe River rail assets into Pilbara Rail.

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Former BHP SD70ACe units bound for Chemin de fer Arnaud.

2018-09-24 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

The Chemin de fer Arnaud railway in Quebec Canada is taking delivery of four former BHP SD70ACe/LC units.

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15 years ago, loaded Yarrie train through Goldsworthy Junction.

2018-09-22 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore Goninan CM40-8

BHP Iron Ore 5646 leads a loaded off the Yarrie line across the Newman line onto the Finucane Island line at Goldsworthy Junction, 24th August 2018.

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Roy Hill's RHA 1024 pink ES44ACi unit.

2018-09-21 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill GE ES44ACi

Roy Hill's brand new breast cancer awareness liveried ES44ACi unit RHA 1024 on track in the Pilbara.

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Roy Hill's RHA 1022 pink ES44ACi unit.

2018-09-20 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill GE ES44ACi

Roy Hill's brand new breast cancer awareness liveried 'leader' ES44ACi unit RHA 1022 is on track in the Pilbara.

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Roy Hill's new pink ES44ACi units.

2018-09-19 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill GE ES44ACi

Roy Hill's brand new breast cancer awareness liveried ES44ACi units are on track in the Pilbara.

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SCT service 6MP9 at Parkeston.

2018-09-17 Roland Depth 0 Uncategorized

With the line reopened and a deviation in place at the derailment site at Coonana SCT's Melbourne to Perth freight service 6MP9 powers through Parkeston.

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Loaded Roy Hill and FMG at the 63km.

2018-09-11 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill GE ES44ACi

Loaded trains from Roy Hill and FMG races each other along the 63km.

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FMG SD90MAC-H2 units still stored.

2018-09-10 Roland Depth 0 Fortescue Metals

FMG's SD90MAC-H2 units are stored at the south end of their yard, the line up from nearest the camera is; 910, 911, 912, 917, 913, 914 and 915.

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AC 4306 with 3C74 empty lime / cement train.

2018-09-08 Roland Depth 0 Uncategorized

Train 3C74 empty lime / cement powers upgrade from Parkeston at Yarri Road grade crossing behind AC 4306.

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Roy Hill's pink locos arrive in Hedland.

2018-09-07 Roland Depth 0 Roy Hill

Roy Hill's five pink ES44ACi units (RHA 1022 - RHA 1026) arrive.

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CBH grain train 1A43 at Burngup.

2018-09-07 Roland Depth 0 Uncategorized

CBH 012 and CBH 005 loaded pass the Burngup tank.

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