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071101 1131r201 viewsRedbank Bridge Port Hedland, Kingston Transport's Mack brings FMG's General Electric built C44-9W loco 010 serial 58187. This was the only unit delivered minus the tarp. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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071101 1135r201 viewsRedbank Bridge, this view shows just how close an FMG General Electric built C44-9W 010 serial 58187 is to sister units of Pilbara Rail C44-9W in the way of cooling vents etc. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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040810 150446r200 viewsShaw Siding, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 leads an all bubble paint quin consist on the main with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 and mid train units CM40-8M 5636 leading newly delivered SD40R units 3095 and 3096 10th August 2004.
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090114 0904199 viewsPort Hedland, the last of the current order at the time and last off the ship, Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4346 serial 20078915-013 swings off Gilbert Street and into Nelson Point via Gate 9 on the 14th January 2009.
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070415 8847199 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, left hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4315 serial 20058712-002 with isolated cab. BHP bought the first SD70ACe type locomotives with this feature and as such loco 4314 was sent for testing at the Pueblo Test Track in the USA. 14th April 2007.
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140317 0564r199 viewsHere's the Troopy at home showing the extensive damage that a little tree out Wittenoom way did, March 2014.
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051022 5797r197 viewsPort Hedland port, BHP Billiton's first Electro-Motive SD70ACe to be off loaded in Australia 4311 serial 20038540-012 under tarp seen leaving the port en route to Nelson Point for unloading onto the rails 22nd October 2005.
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090113 0757197 viewsPort Hedland, brand new Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4345 serial 20078915-012 leaves the port of Port Hedland and heads for Nelson Point to put placed on rails. Kingston Transport provide the 128 wheel floats and prime movers. 13th January 2009.
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070415 8861197 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, right hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4318 serial 20058712-005 with isolated cab. Of note is the vertical sand filler on the nose compared to the original order, 15th April 2007.
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070402 8697196 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Service Shop see brand new BHP Billiton's Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001, this first of a batch of ten to have the Electro-Motive 'Whisper' or isolated cab. BHP Billiton bought the first SD70ACe type locomotive with this feature, and as such this loco was sent for testing to the Pueblo Test Track in the USA prior to delivery. EDI personnel are fitting the unit out since arriving only the day before. 2nd April 2007.
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080614 2605196 viewsNelson Point hard stand sees BHP Billiton's latest Electro-Motive SD70ACe unit 4331 serial 20066862-060 originally built for BNSF as BNSF 9189 in all over BNSF orange referred to as 'pumpkins'. A 300 tonne crane on the left and an even bigger 500 tonne crane combine to lift the 200 tonne mass of the 4300 hp SD70ACe locomotive, 14th June 2008.
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040807 185900r195 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3093 serial 31498 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8417 waits on a road float to be lifted onto rails the following day 7th August 2004.
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040819 040126r195 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3087 serial 31519 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8438 has been placed at the wheel lathe road for attention in the morning 19th August 2004.
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040807 024920r194 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 idles away 0250hrs on the loco spur near the South Yard Loco Prep facility 7th August 2004.
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050204 080155r193 viewsMooka, BHP mid train units of GE AC6000 6071 'Chichester' serial 51063 with the metal windscreen protecting blinds up and EMD SD40-2 unit 3083 serial 786170-2 originally Union Pacific UP 3500 at close to line speed of 80kp/h at the 30 km, 4th February 2005.
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040809 161352r193 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton SD40 yard pilot unit 3080 serial 33674 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and wearing former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery crosses the BI-LO grade crossing with a loaded rake for Car Dumper 3 9th August 2004.
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040807 025404r192 viewsNelson Point, BHP's South Yard Locomotive Prep Shed holds GE AC6000 units 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 and 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 with Goninan rebuild CM40-8M unit 5648 'Kwangyang Bay' serial 8412-06/93-139 on the night shift, 7th August 2004. This facility has since been demolished.
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040807 112612r192 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 7th August 2004.
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050110 175330r192 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 730 built by Tomlinson Steel Perth in 1982 is one of a few waggons that runs permanently coupled to another waggon. Unlike the Hamersley Iron system married pairs, the Robe fleet each have their own brake system and are coupled by a length of round bar as the Cape Lambert dumper only dumps one waggon at a time. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050204 080056r191 viewsMooka, BHP GE AC6000 final unit 6077 serial 51069 with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 power along at the 30 km mark with an empty 200 waggon train, smoke can just been seen coming from mid train units 6071 and 3083 4th February 2005.
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