Pilbara Railways Blog

BHP SD70ACe/Lci unit delivery continues.

BHP SD70ACe/Lci unit delivery continues.

2020-08-24 Roland Depth 2 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

Another two new SD70ACe/Lci units were delivered to Nelson Point on Sunday 23rd August. 4496 and 4494 were walked the 3.5 km distance from the Pilbara Ports Authority complex to the hard stand at BHP Nelson Point yard on Mommoet self propelled modular transporter with 20 lines of 4 wheels for a total of 80. Once locos are unloaded then the platforms are again walked back to the PPA for another load. The image shows 4496 under the loco lift gantry while 4494 waits in from on its SPMT. This left units 4495 and 4497 to be delivered on Monday.


Were they built in USA or Australia? How many wee ordered?

BHP had six of these built in the USA in May 2020 at Progress Rail Muncie USA.

Leave a Comment

Note: No HTML