Pilbara Railways Blog

BHP CM40-8M 5662.

2020-09-18 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore Goninan CM40-8M

BHP has two Dash 8 locomotives that didn't end up getting scrapped when they were retired.

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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.

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Delivery of SD70ACe/Lci units continues.

2020-08-23 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP's new SD70ACe/Lci units are being delivered to Nelson Point by Mammoet then unloaded at the Hard Stand by a 'Loco Lift' or modular gantry system. The locos tip the scales at 180 tonnes.

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BHP latest loco delivery.

2020-08-21 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP has a further six SD70ACe/Lci units arrive.

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Loram grinder at BHP Nelson Point.

2020-06-22 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore Ways and Works

Spotted this arvo inside BHP's Nelson Point yard was this Loram RGS 24 stone rail grinder.

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Speno rail grinder RG5 being tested at Bing.

2020-05-07 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore Ways and Works

Speno RR36 rail grinder RG5 being tested at BHP between Bing and Flashbutt.

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BHP Hospital Train led by 4377.

2018-12-04 Fat Controller 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP Hospital train with 4377 leading a faulty ore waggon, 26 ore waggons from the Turner derailment, some ballast waggons, loco 4485 and other items.

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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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BHP 'bits'.

2018-07-13 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP name another loco, BHP roster page updated, 4468, 4487 'Paul Harris', 4412 and 4329 at Mooka.

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Still more loco names for BHP.

2018-06-26 Fat Controller 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP continues to name locomotives after long serving employees.

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BHP Steel Train, Goldsworthy line with 4360.

2018-06-23 Fat Controller 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP empty rail train on the former Goldsworthy Line behind SD70ACe 4360.

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BHP Steel Train on Goldsworthy line with 4340.

2018-06-22 Fat Controller 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP empty rail train on former Goldsworthy Line behind SD70ACe 4340.

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BHP Ballast Ploughs

2018-06-20 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore

BHP's new ballast ploughs.

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More loco names for BHP.

2018-06-20 Roland Depth 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP Named locos sighted.

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Another named loco for BHP.

2018-04-28 Fat Controller 0 BHP Iron Ore EMD SD70ACe

BHP SD70ACe locomotive 4487 serial 20148001-020 has been sighted as being named 'Paul Harris'.

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BHP AC6000 6074 Nelson Point

2003-09-09 Fat Controller 0 BHP Iron Ore GE AC6000W

Back in happier times on the 9th Sept 2003...

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