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081217 0448r208 viewsWoodstock Siding BHP Goninan GE rebuild and former cab-less CM60-8ML unit 5665 'Rotterdam' serial 8412-10 / 94-156 runs along the mainline with the rail or steel train under the FMG flyover. It is not uncommon to see long hood leading units on BHP work trains. 17th December 2008.
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080202 1887r208 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 is ex Robe River 9426 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-03 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6332, waters the ballast rake prior to departing south. 2nd February 2008.
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040508 113001r207 viewsMooka Siding, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 and EMD SD40-2 3082 serial 786263-31 originally Union Pacific UP 3639 split the north end departure signals with a 300 waggon loaded train, the first pair of mid-train units 5633-5663 are visible, trailing are 5658-5631 and end of the train can be seen on the right. 8th May 2004.
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040812 123214r206 viewsYarrie line 148km, east of Taplin, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 works a 'mixed' of 12 ballast and 10 loaded GML waggons towards Hedland following a derailment further out near the Yarrie Mine, 1230hrs 12th August 2004.
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070414 8774206 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001 during 'fit out' work by EDI 14th April 2007.
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070501 9014r206 viewsWedgefield, radiator section showing ownership details of Coote Industrial ALCo rebuild unit DR 8402 'Margaret' originally Hamersley Iron #3007 an AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 serial G6011-2, rebuilt by Comeng WA 1985 to C636R serial WA135 / C6011-02, then rebuilt by GTSA with an Alco 251F engine for the construction of the FMG line. 1st May 2007.
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071101 1114r206 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, Kingston Transport leave the Hedland Port terminal with another FMG General Electric built C44-9W loco off the good ship BBC Kusan. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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090814 2097r206 viewsHunter Siding, FMG trial waggons built by CNR QRRS 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 built by CNR QRRS or Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock Co. Ltd of China Northern, with the tare weights now at 22.6 tonnes. 14th August 2009.
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040807 112646r205 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage on a 168 wheel float as it turns into Gate 9 for Nelson Point 7th August 2004.
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090814 2109r205 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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080124 1612r204 viewsMooka, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 unit 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 which was repainted in the new 'earth' livery when its' 7HDL-16 was replaced with an GEVO-16 engine during overhaul. The livery varies from that applied to 6076, which was the first AC to so painted. Loaded train with SD40R, 26 km, 24th January 2008.
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060414 3465r204 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton yard pilot locos EMD SD40 3080 serial 33674 frame 7083-4 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and only 3000 hp shares the yard with GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 and at 6000 hp is double 3080's size, between shunts 15th April 2006.
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061209 8277r204 viewsNorth of Harding Siding near the 31 km, double Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W units 7074 serial 47753 and 7084 serial 47763 are in once foreign territory on the Cape Lambert line with a loaded West Angelas 'Marra Mamba' train struggling with the grade, curve and maximum tonnage. 9th December 2006.
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040802 090026r203 viewsRedbank, Nelson Point yard entrance BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 and Goninan CM40-8M rebuild 5654 'Kashima' serial 8412-11/93-145 arrive in Nelson Point with a loaded Yandi, of note was the mid-train engines EMD SD40R units 3090-3089 and CM40-8M 5636 had engineers on-board to carry out tests on the SD40R locomotives 2nd August 2004.
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080614 2611203 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4333 serial 20066862-062 is turning into Gate 9 and is the final unit in a ten unit order that was built originally for BNSF prior to BHP purchasing them. Thus proving an off the self US unit is suitable for Australia. Saturday 14th June 2008.
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050110 164122r203 viewsDugite Siding at the 64 km on the Dampier line, Robe River owned General Electric built C44-9W unit 9404 serial 54154 in Pilbara Rail livery leads Hamersley Iron owned and liveried C44-9W unit 7079 serial 47758 with an empty train as it pulls back onto the mainline after crossing a loaded. Monday 10th January 2005.
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040818 203218r202 viewsNelson Point South Yard Prep Facility sees BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 unit SP 8429 rests between jobs on #1 Spur Road 18th August 2004.
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050110 120842r202 viewsNorth of Maitland Siding on the Deepdale line at the 83.7 km grade crossing, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W unit 9407 serial 54157 in Pilbara Rail livery leads a pair of Hamersley Iron owned and liveried sister units 7075 serial 47754 and 7067 serial 47746 with an empty working for the Deepdale or Mesa J mine on the Robe River line with three loaded fuel tank waggons trailing the locos. Monday 10th January 2005.
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080525 2349r202 viewsBoodarie, FMG General Electric C44-9W unit 007 shunts compressor waggon set 9003-9004 onto the empty waggon line at the 4.400 km, which is the switch for the balloon unloading loop at the entrance to the Herb Elliot Port facility. 25th May 2008.
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040528 161226r201 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 leads Goninan CM40-8M unit 5661 'Funamachi' serial 8412-06/94-152 at the 'dirt road crossing' as they head towards Car Dumper 3, 28th May 2004.
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