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050110 175330r205 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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080612 2546204 viewsNelson Point, the first BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' unloaded off the heavy lift ship DA QIANG on Thursday 12th June 2008. The crane behind the loco is for removing the tarp the other two are a 300 tonne on the left an a massive 500 tonne on the right.
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080525 2339r204 viewsBoodarie, sitting at the entry to Herb Elliot Port, FMG General Electric built C44-9W unit 007 serial 58184 shunts from the loaded waggon line with compressor waggon set 9003-9004. The loco will end up on the track in foreground as it shunts the compressor set on the empty waggon line. 25th May 2008.
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050130 171954r203 viewsGillam Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 heads up a 300 waggon train with SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8429 power north away from Gillam 30th January 2005.
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080120 1593r203 viewsIndee Road grade crossing, the afternoon ballast train makes its' way south to the drop site having just crossed Indee Rd, 48.3 km. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R loco DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135 / C6040-01 id on the rear, with DR 8403 on the lead. 20th January 2008.
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040807 082023r202 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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050110 175326r202 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 074 built by Nippon Sharyo Nihon in 1971 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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140603 0697r202 viewsHere's the Troopy at the panel shop with a complete new LHS panel. June 2014.
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040807 025404r201 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 024920r201 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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040807 082350r201 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 168 wheel float into BHP Nelson Point via Gate 9 7th August 2004.
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050110 142848r200 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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080525 2416r200 viewsBoodarie, as the sun glints off FMG's General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 units power around the balloon loop and towards the 4 km to stable and wait for the dumper to unload their rake. 25th May 2008.
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080120 1482r199 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W DC locomotives 006 serial 58183 is coupled to 012 serial 58189 and five pairs of Chinese made ore waggons at the marshalling yard. These units were the last locomotives of this model built by General Electric. 20th January 2008.
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040802 155428r198 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 locomotive 6073 'Fortescue' leads EMD SD40-2 unit 3084 serial 786263-35 originally Union Pacific UP 3643 with a loaded train running through Bing 2nd August 2004.
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040802 141058r198 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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060714 6737r198 viewsHesta, a brace of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC mid-train units 4302 'Mooka' serial 20038540-003 and 4311 'Poonda' serial 20038540-012 are in full power as they assist a loaded train climbing the grade at the 226km. 14th July 2006.
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081225 0501r197 viewsWalla Siding on Christmas Day 2008 see an empty 224 waggon train powered by BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4318 serial 20058712-005 leading CM40-8M unit 5654 running along the passing track to allow a meet with a loaded train, the back track is on the right.
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040806 185922r196 viewsNelson Point, the first of the last! EMD SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8429 the first SD40R unloaded out of the final batch sits at the hardstand awaiting pick-up 6th August 2004.
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060416 3478r196 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Service Shop, BHP Billiton's class leader of the Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC locomotive 4300 serial 20038540-001 which was actually purchased as a spare parts source, sits in the shed during commissioning, of note is that it has no windscreen protectors fitted. 16th April 2006. This unit was subsequently stripped and then the frame and cab eventually scrapped in January 2016 without ever hauling a train.
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