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140603 0700r119 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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080525 2416r118 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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040817 011826r117 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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040810 165626r117 viewsGillam 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 as they cross an empty headed up by GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 and EMD SD40-2 3085 serial 786170-25 and originally Union Pacific UP 3523. 10th August 2004.
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080120 1457r117 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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140603 0699r117 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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051023 6360r116 viewsNelson Point service shop, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 serial 20038540-006 drivers side cab prior to commissioning. Note the windscreen protector in the raised position. 23rd October 2005.
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080120 1482r116 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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040810 130942r115 viewsThe 226km between Hesta and Shaw sidings, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40R 3088 serial 31513 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8432 with a loaded train powering upgrade 10th August 2004.
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040810 162642r115 viewsAbydos 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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060416 3512r115 viewsNelson Point south yard, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC class leader 4301 'Bing' serial 20038540-002 16th April 2006. Although there is a unit 4300 it is a spare parts source and as such is not on the roster and the official order placed with EDI was for thirteen units being 4301 to 4313.
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040810 125600r114 viewsHesta Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40R 3088 serial 31513 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8432 with a loaded train powering upgrade 10th August 2004.
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060416 3488r114 viewsNelson Point, south yard, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC units 4312 'Mindy' serial 20038540-013 and 4310 'Weeli' serial 20038540-011 await their next turn of duty. 16th April 2006.
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060216 2792r114 viewsBing Siding, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe unit 4311 'Poonda' serial 20038540-012 with an SD40R as second unit runs through Bing South on the mainline to Nelson Point with a loaded trains. The track in the foreground is the new duplicated road to Nelson Point and is still under construction. 16th February 2006.
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080120 1456r114 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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050624 3202111 viewsPippingarra West Creek bridge, 23 km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leads the Sundowner on its way to Goldsworthy 24th June 2005.
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140603 0698r110 viewsHere's the Troopy at the panel shop with a complete new LHS panel, that's the new fender and mudguard inside the car. June 2014.
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050624 3368109 viewsGoldsworthy Siding 110.8km on the GML sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5636 'Munda' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 leading long end on a loaded Yarrie ore train assisting CM40-8 5646 past the Sundowner 24th June 2005.
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080621 2783r109 viewsTabba Siding at the 83.4km crossing, the final member of the original BHP Billiton order for thirteen Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC units 4313 serial 20038540-014 leads CM80-8M 5653 with a loaded 330 waggon train from Yandi 2 mine. Other locos in the consist are two set of mid train units consisting of CM40-8M-SD40R-SD40R and CM40-8-SD40R-SD40R. 21st June 2008.
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060417 3528108 viewsNelson Point Yard, still relatively new Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4305 serial 20038540-006 'Coonarie' under lights awaits it next job on the evening 17th April 2006.
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