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040807 082350r136 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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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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050130 171954r135 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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050624 3197135 viewsPort Hedland, the 19.3km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner across the Broome Rd crossing on its way to Goldsworthy 24th June 2005.
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060719 7279r135 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton examples of Electro-Motive built old and new motive power in the form of SD70ACe/LC unit 4307 'Shaw' serial 20038540-008 and SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 / 7083-7. 19th July 2006.
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140603 0697r135 viewsHere's the Troopy at the panel shop with a complete new LHS panel. June 2014.
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090114 0904134 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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040806 185922r133 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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070415 8861133 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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080120 1443r132 viewsRowley Yard which was the name for FMG's marshalling facilities has eleven of the General Electric built C44-9W locomotives lined up, 003, 013, 001, 010, 005, 014, 007, 004, 015, 002 and 011 coupled to ore waggon pair 2264 - 1263, pointing south. 20th January 2008.
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140317 0564r132 viewsHere's the Troopy at home showing the extensive damage that a little tree out Wittenoom way did, March 2014.
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070415 8847131 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 Peublo Test Track in the USA. 14th April 2007.
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081225 0501r131 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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071101 1129r131 viewsRedbank Bridge Port Hedland, Kingston Transport's Mack brings FMG's General Electric built C44-9W loco 010 over the Redbank Bridge after stopping on the north side to remove the tarpaulin which had come loose. This was the only unit delivered minus the tarp. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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071101 1131r131 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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040810 123248r129 viewsCowra Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40R 3088 serial 31513 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8432 with a loaded train through the mainline at the newly reinstated siding of Cowra, located at the 249km 10th August 2004.
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040809 160142r129 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton EMD SD40R units 3094-3097-3096-3095 under load testing between CM40-8M units 5641 and 5636 return from Bing Siding prior to them entering service 9th August 2004.
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080614 2611129 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Strett, 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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080116 1373r129 viewsChapman Siding, view showing the bogies and bar coupling, train pipe, control pipe and electrical jumper of FMG married pair of 'slave' 1395 on the left and 'control' 2396 on the right. The BHP Newman line in the back ground. 16th January 2008.
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040817 011436r128 viewsNelson Point, Wheel Lathe, BHP GE AC6000 unit 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 wait collection following a wheel turn. 17th August 2004.
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