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071101 1129r183 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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080116 1373r183 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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060714 6737r182 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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080202 1810r182 viewsPort Hedland wharf, CFCLA ballast waggon CHQY 708B is unloaded off the vessel Kimberley Rose for road transporting to Cloud Break mine for use with TL 154 and a small ballast rake. 2nd February 2008.
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051023 6215r180 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD built SD40 unit 3078 built February 1966 serial 31503 / 7861-13 still in previous owner IC & E blue and yellow runs out of the fuel gantry with loaded tank waggons as Electro-Motive (EMD successor) built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 is lowered onto the rails. 23rd October 2005.
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080116 1375r180 viewsChapman Siding, view of FMG's Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works built waggons showing the 'F' type fixed and rotary couplers between 'control' waggon 2396 and 'slave' waggon 1187. Note the difference in the tare weights, 2396 with the fixed coupler is the 'control' waggon, while 1187 is the 'slave' waggon with the rotary coupler. The yellow circle also denotes the rotary coupler end. 16th January 2008.
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040809 160142r179 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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060416 3478r178 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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051023 6248r178 viewsNelson Point hard stand, rear view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 serial 20038540-006 showing radiator wing, dual rear marker lights and dynamic brake detail. 23rd October 2005.
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080120 1456r178 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's class leader General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 001 serial 58178 sits in with eleven of its' sister units at the marshalling yard. These units are built with similar specs to the Hamersley Iron fleet. 20th January 2008.
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140603 0699r176 viewsHere's the Troopy at the panel shop with a complete new LHS panel viewed from the back, I'm talking to Keith from the panel shop. June 2014.
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040810 123248r175 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 162852r175 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 and EMD SD40R 3090 serial 33680 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8488 depart the yard with the 1630hr departure on 9th August 2004. The mid-train units 5660 and 5656 can be just seen in picture.
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080120 1457r175 viewsRowley Yard, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W DC locomotive 010 serial 58187 sits in with eleven of its' sister units at the marshalling yard. These units are built with similar specs to the Hamersley Iron fleet. 20th January 2008.
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080202 1918r175 viewsIndee, at the 44 km post on the FMG railway a loaded ballast train heads south round the curve and into a summer rain squall. 2nd February 2008.
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050624 3197174 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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050625 3834174 viewsPippingarra near the 31km on the GML sees BHP Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5648 'Kwangyang Bay' serial 8412-06 / 93-139 long end leading the Sundowner along the main on its return to Hedland 25th June 2005.
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060714 6721r172 viewsHesta, 226km sees BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5657 'Fukuyama' serial 8412-02 / 94-148 with EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 as they struggle upgrade with a loaded Yandi train, mid-train remote units visible are a pair of EMD SD70ACe/LC locos 4302 and 4311 14th July 2006.
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060710 6277r172 viewsBoodarie Yard, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4309 serial 20038540-010 and CM40-8M 5638 shunt through the yard during commissioning trials of Car Dumper 4 at Finucane Island. Boodarie Yard has just been expanded and the fence has since been put back up. 10th July 2006. Several years later both these locos and the HBI Plant in the background would all be gone!
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140603 0700r171 viewsHere's the Troopy at the panel shop with the mudguard and fender removed showing the relays and engine bay. June 2014.
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