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040817 010702r170 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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040816 190153r170 viewsNelson Point, BHP EMD SD40 units 3080 serial 33674 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and still in former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery awaits a return to service after a day at the wheel lathe 16th August 2004.
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080621 2783r170 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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060416 3488r170 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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051023 6360r169 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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040817 011002r167 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 101005r167 viewsAbydos Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 leads EMD SD40R unit 3090 serial 33680 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8488 on the mainline having passed Tamper 2. The 330 board is the 330 waggon train clearance point from the north end switch. 10th August 2004.
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040810 165626r167 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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040817 011436r166 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 162642r166 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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060216 2792r166 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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040810 171258r164 viewsAt the 76km grade crossing 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. This crossing has been moved since Tabba Siding was built in this location. 10th August 2004.
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060416 3512r164 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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050625 3840163 viewsGoldsworthy Junction, BHP Goninan GE rebuilt model CM40-8M unit 5648 'Kwangyang Bay' serial 8412-06 / 93-139 long end leading runs off the Goldsworthy or GML line past signal GJ 2 onto the Newman mainline with the Sundowner on its return to Hedland 25th June 2005.
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040810 130942r162 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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060417 3528161 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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040810 125600r160 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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080524 2247r160 viewsBoodarie, panoramic view of FMG's General Electric built C44-9W unit 004 serial 58181 leading two sister units, 130 ore waggons and a two waggon compressor set as they pass in front of the failed BHP Billiton HBI plant. 24th May 2008.
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040817 011826r157 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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140603 0698r157 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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