Pilbara Railways Blog

West Australian Rails - Extra North 003

2021-07-13 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto BHP Iron Ore Roy Hill Fortescue Metals GE ES44ACi GE ES44DCi GE C44-9W EMD SD70ACe

The latest issue of West Australian Rail is now online, albeit a special 'Extra North' edition.

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West Australian Rails - Extra North 001

2021-05-28 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto BHP Iron Ore Roy Hill Fortescue Metals GE ES44ACi GE ES44DCi GE C44-9W EMD SD70ACe

The latest issue of West Australian Rail is now online, albeit a special 'Extra North' edition.

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Former Robe River CM40-8M units stored.

2020-09-23 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto Goninan CM40-8M

The former Robe River CM40-8M units that were last operated under Rio Tinto have been retired and stored on the triangle at the old quarry at Cape Lambert.

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Hamersley Iron 7093 stored.

2020-09-20 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto GE C44-9W

Hamersley Iron C44-9W loco 7093 serial 47772 the highest numbered and final Dash 9 from original order of 29 delivered from GE in early 1995.

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Rio Tinto takes last CM40-8M units off active roster.

2019-03-02 Roland Depth 0 Rio Tinto Goninan CM40-8

It has been reported on Wednesday 27th February that Rio Tinto has shutdown and stored their remaining CM40-8M or Dash 8 units.

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15 years ago, stored Robe River ALCo M636 units.

2018-09-30 Fat Controller 2 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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Western Creek area pt2.

2018-07-22 Roland Depth 4 Rio Tinto GE C44-9W

Western Creek 76 km interconnecting track.

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Western Creek area.

2018-07-14 Roland Depth 1 Rio Tinto

A description of the Western Creek area where the Robe River line interconnects with the Hamersley Iron line to allow interaction with their joint ports.

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Rio Tinto breast cancer ore waggon

2018-06-25 Fat Controller 0 Rio Tinto

A rare sight in the Pilbara, a Rio Tinto pink iron ore waggon for breast cancer.

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