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080525 2409r142 viewsBoodarie, FMG's car dumper sees General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 departing the dumper having spotted the loaded rake and make their way around to the 4 km area to stable. The locos are at the 0.0 km and the loaded rake can be seen in the background. 25th May 2008.
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040802 141058r141 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Billiton Goninan GE built CM39-8 5632 'Poseidon' serial 5831-11 / 88-081 in charge of the 'Recycle Rake' is traversing the Transfer Road, this train conveys ore from Nelson Point to Finucane Island, sometimes twice a day. The line to the right is the line to the Junction, Yarrie and Bing. 1410 hrs 2nd August 2004.
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090814 2080r141 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 2097r141 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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040809 161352r140 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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090113 0757140 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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080118 1412r140 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135-C-6040-1 was rebuilt from Hamersley Iron 3013 an ALCo C636. Here it idles away on a ballast train during loading for the afternoon ballast run, DR 8403 is on the other end. 18th January 2008.
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080525 2369r140 viewsBoodarie, loaded FMG train at the 5 km curve behind the all General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 as they power around the curve towards the Herb Elliot Port facility, the train was worked on Proceed Authority no. 41 from the 15 km to the car dumper. 25th May 2008.
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080124 1612r139 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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040807 082023r139 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, EMD SD40R unit 3097 serial 31569 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8409 is the final member of the SD40 units and is being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage 7th August 2004.
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090814 2109r139 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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070501 9014r138 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 G-6011-2, rebuilt by Comeng WA 1985 to C636R serial WA135-C-6011-02, then rebuilt by GTSA with an Alco 251F engine for the construction of the FMG line. 1st May 2007.
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071101 1135r138 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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080120 1491r138 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W DC locomotive 008 serial 58185. These units were some of the last of this model built by GE. 20th January 2008.
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040812 155940r137 viewsGoldsworthy Junction BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 is on the Yarrie line with a mixed ballast and loaded ore train awaiting a Pilot to come out from Hedland to pilot the train into Nelson Point yard at 1600hrs 12th August 2004.
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070402 8697137 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 Peublo 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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050110 142848r137 viewsGull Siding the 105 km at the top of the Chichester Range, double General Electric built C44-9W Hamersley Iron units 7069 serial 47748 and 7077 serial 47756 lead 230 loaded waggons as they prepare to descend the Chichester Range bound for Cape Lambert Monday 10th January 2005.
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050204 080155r136 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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040807 112612r136 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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080614 2605136 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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