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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 9-44CW 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 9-44CW EMD SD70ACe

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

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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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How to spot an SD70ACe-P6.

2020-06-21 Roland Depth 0 Fortescue Metals EMD SD70ACe

How to tell the SD70ACe-P6 apart from other standard type SD70ACe models.

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FMG operates new SD70ACe-P6 model locos.

2020-06-20 Roland Depth 0 Fortescue Metals EMD SD70ACe

FMG starts operating ten SD70ACe-P6 units 722 - 731.

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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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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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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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