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031119 165830r338 viewsNelson Point, Ex Southern Pacific SD40T-2 loco 8335 serial 786175-9 built in April 1979 and retired by Union Pacific 23rd May 2001, this unit was purchased as a spares source for the other SD40 style units. The T signifies that it is a Tunnel motor with a modified radiator intake to allow 'cool' running through the Sierra Nevada tunnels. And the "M" with a lighting rod through it meant that it was a master unit for radio controlled helpers, used in the Tehachapi mountains. 19th November 2003.
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170915 0709331 viewsGreat Northern Highway 18.2 km grade crossing, empty Roy Hill fuel train powers along bound for Tad Yard with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1019 serial 64300 leading eleven of Roy Hill's twelve tank waggons. 15th September 2017. View map here.
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160306 1425319 viewsGreen Pool, Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941, driver side cab view. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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160306 1428319 viewsGreen Pool, two Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi units 9103 serial 61941 and 9110 serial 62541 coupled back to back, view of radiator sections. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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171222 1135319 viewsBallast Spur A, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1020 serial 64301 and RHA 1007 cover the three CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4303, CD 4302 and CD 4301 during mainline load testing of the three lease units. 22nd December 2017.
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141126 7252r319 viewsKanga at the 105km, the final member of FMG's thirty strong fleet of tank waggons TK 30, 95,000 litre capacity built in China by CSR at the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works. 26th November 2014.
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090814 2138r319 viewsWoodstock, FMG General Electric built C44-9W locomotives 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 power their loaded train through the cutting at the 145 km area near the Marble Bar Rd grade crossing. 14th August 2009.
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5953 001 Welshpool 1987Jan318 viewsBuilders plate on Goninan rebuilt GE C36-7M unit 5506 'Mt Whaleback' serial 4839-01 / 87-071 rebuilt using Mt Newman Mining AE Goodwin ALCo C636 5455 serial G6012-4. January 1987.
Jim Bisdee photo.
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171204 1017r318 viewsBoodarie, BHP over bridge, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4301 serial 2160-03 / 96-202, was originally Mt Newman Mining's Comeng NSW built ALCo M363 serial C6104-1 #5500, then Robe River unit 9410 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Be being delivered to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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180918 0204r314 viewsBoodarie, about the 23 km at Roy Hill Rail Construction Yard, brand new Roy Hill RHA class loco RHA 1022 with serial 64739 a GE Fort Worth built GE model ES44ACi in the special Breast Cancer Awareness livery undergoes commissioning prior to official handover. All five were built at General Electric's Fort Worth Texas plant. 18th September 2018.
GeoData.
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150129 7450313 viewsPort Hedland, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1013 serial 62585 is their first locomotive to be delivered off the vessel Ocean Charger and being transported by ALE to Roy Hill's flash butt yard. Seen here leaving the Port Hedland port. 29th January 2015.
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081225 0587r313 viewsBuilders decal for FMG's General Electric built C44-9W unit 004 serial 58181. 25th December 2008.
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041119 163032r312 viewsNelson Point, how this for a Parade of Pilbara Power? On the afternoon of Friday the 19th November 2004 a photo was managed with no less than 14 locos in the shot, 7 at the workshops, and 7 on trains at the car dumper roads. Locos in the frame are: 3085, 3080, 3092, 5639, 5636, 5667, 6074 at the workshops and 6073, 3082, 3079, 5640, 5669, 3078, 5630 on the car dumper roads. Models are EMD SD40R and SD40-2, GE AC6000 and Goninan GE CM80-8M.
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030726 121315r312 viewsNelson Point Loco Overhaul Workshop sees BHP Billiton Goninan GE build CM39-8 unit 5632 'Poseidon' serial 5831-11 / 88-081 as it waits for a new engine. Although this was the first unit painted, sister loco 5639 saw the first mainline working of the new scheme to Yandi. This shot was taken on Saturday 26th July 2003.
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150130 7611312 viewsPort Hedland, right hand side rear view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1010 serial 62582, this angle shows the size of the radiator wing section. 29th January, 2015.
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150412 7918r310 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi class leader RHA 1001 serial 62573 and named 'Ginny' after Gina Rinehart's daughter Ginia, leads the rest of the fleet near the Flash Butt Welding Yard. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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031109 140045r300 viewsNelson Point, the first actual EMD SD40 model locomotive to arrive in Australia GECX 6415 serial 31542 frame 7861-52 built April 1966 for Southern Pacific as SP 8461 and still wearing previous owner IC & E blue and / yellow livery with 'fire cracker' aerial waits patiently on the back of a Brambles heavy-haul float with the tarp due to some quarantine issues and an officer from AQIS was in attendance as foreign soil had been found 9th November 2003.
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160306 1418300 viewsGreen Pool, left hand side view of the hood of Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9110 serial 62541. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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061026 0359r300 viewsSeven Mile, retired Robe River ALCo units in preparation to travel to Perth. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R 9426 serial WA143-1 leads the all ALCo line up. 26th October 2006.
Geoffrey Higham image.
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150131 7722298 viewsBoodarie, right hand side front view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1007 serial 62579 on the BHP line overpass, 30th January, 2015.
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