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090121 0936155 viewsNelson Point, comparison view of the radiator sections between Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC (low clearance) unit 4309 'Gidgi' serial 20038540-010 on the left and standard Electro-Motive built SD70ACe (ex-BNSF) unit 4333 serial 20066862-062 on the right. 21st January 2009.
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090121 0986r188 viewsBoodarie Workshop BHP Billiton EMD built SD70ACe/LC (first order) 4302 'Mooka' watches on with Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5656 as units from the forth order of SD70ACe/LC units get commissioned by EDI personal. Units in view are (L to R) 4337, 4338, 4335, 4340, 4346 and 4339 21st January 2009.
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090121 1549r133 viewsBoodarie, departing the Herb Elliot car dumper balloon are FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 013 serial 58190 and 006 serial 58183 with 204 empty waggons bound for the passing track at Rowley Yard to cut out and add waggons. 21st January 2009.
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090122 1804r171 viewsWedgefield, Asset Kinetics yard, off hire units from the FMG railway construction stored awaiting their fate. All Comeng WA ALCo rebuilds, DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135-C-6040-01 and DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135-C-6011-02 are both C636R models, while the obscured unit is DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 and is a CE636R model.
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090814 2080r126 viewsWoodstock, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W locomotives 011 serial 58188 and 010 serial 58187 power an empty train over the flyover located on the BHP lines at Woodstock Siding on their way to the mine at Cloud Break. 14th August 2009.
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090814 2084r136 viewsHunter Siding, FMG's General Electric C44-9W locomotives 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 leading 240 loaded waggons hold the mainline waiting to cross an empty train. 14th August 2009.
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090814 2097r122 viewsHunter Siding, FMG trial waggons built by CSR Yangize Rolling Stock Co. Ltd in China and one tonne lighter than the existing fleet. 3001 is the slave waggon with the rotary coupling and stencilled as 21.7 tonnes, 4002 is the control waggon and should be 21.9 tonnes. FMG now has a large fleet of these waggons having been built by CNR - QRRS in China, with the tare weight at 22.6 tonnes. 14th August 2009.
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090814 2105r138 viewsHunter Siding, instrumented ore waggon pair 1685 'control' and 2686 'slave' from the original order built by CSR at their Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China. 14th August 2009.
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090814 2109r125 viewsHunter Siding, the empty train takes the passing track under the power of two FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 011 serial 58188 and 010 serial 58187, while another pair of identical units 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 hold the mainline and will wait for a new PA to continue towards the port. The dust between the two trains is from the BHP access road. 14th August 2009.
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090814 2138r170 viewsWoodstock, FMG General Electric built C44-9W locomotives 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 power their loaded train through the cutting at the 145 km area near the Marble Bar Rd grade crossing. 14th August 2009.
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090912 2249r146 viewsBoodarie, at the 5 km curve between the Great Northern Highway and the car dumper balloon FMG General Electric built C44-9W light engines 009 serial 58186 and class leader 001 serial 58178 return to the port under Proceed Authority 56 following refuelling at Rowley Yard. 12th September 2009.
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090912 2277r183 viewsBoodarie, at the entrance to the Herb Elliot port car dumper balloon loop the final unit of FMG's 15 General Electric built C44-9W locos 015 serial 58192 with compressor set 9003-9004 shunts from the loaded waggon line to the empty waggon line at the 4.2 km under Proceed Authority 57 to make way for the incoming loaded train. 12th September 2009.
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090912 2289r173 viewsIndee, at the 48.5 km grade crossing for Indee Road, FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 003 serial 58180 and 004 serial 58181 power another loaded train from the Cloud Break mine under Proceed Authority 54 in the last rays of sunlight on the 12th September 2009.
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091224 3392r107 viewsChristmas Eve at Crossing Pool, Wittenoom 2009.
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110414 0246r189 viewsThomas Yard, the final member of FMG's 56 tonne capacity flat waggons for the Rail Train, RT 19 built in China by CSR at the Yangtze Rolling Stock Company in 2010. 14th April 2011.
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110601 1186r275 viewsRowley Yard, the first mainline lead run of FMG Electric-Motive Division built SD90MAC-H locomotive 903 serial 976833-18 was originally UP 8539 built in 1999, rebuilt by Juniata Shops in 2011 for FMG seen here operating with the 6000 hp 265-H engine. 1st June 2011.
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110619 1916206 viewsBarker Siding which is the ballast loading point, one of two FMG ballast plough waggons BP 01, built in China by CSR at the Yangtze Rolling Stock Company in 2010. 19th June 2011.
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120307 0074 brian marsh275 viewsThe first BHP Billiton Progress Rail built SD70ACe unit at Muncie USA. Note the lack of nose grab irons, the unit also has two new EMD type roof mounted antennas, a larger antenna at the rear, no grabs on the rear, no grabs behind the inverter area and has additional access openings in the side railing, just a few details of note. Window protectors have not yet been installed and step well guards will be installed in Australia.
Photo by Brian Marsh, Overland Models, Inc.
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130815 2574227 viewsBarker Siding, FMG has ten 82.4 tonne capacity air operated side dump waggons built in USA by JK-CO in 2012. SDC 09 sits at the ballast loading point. 15th August 2013.
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130818 2712r278 viewsKanyirri Yard, FMG's Electro-Motive Diesel built SD70ACe/LCi locomotive 707 serial 20118611-007 built 2012 seen here coupled to a sister unit. 18th August 2013.
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