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050319 0082r301 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 March 2005.
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041014 075704r300 viewsWickham town entry statement, former Cliffs Robe River Iron Associates RSD-3 model ALCo locomotive built by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) in 1951 for NSWGR as the 40 class 4006 serial 77737, purchased by CRRIA in 1971 and numbered 261.001, then 1700 and finally 9401. It has been repainted into Robe colours and was donated to the local Lions' Club when retired and displayed as an entry statement to the township. Thursday 14th October 2004.
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080614 2629299 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, the last BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4328 serial 20066862-057 and originally destined to be BNSF 9186 is turning into Gate 9 after being unloaded off the heavy lift ship DA QIANG Saturday 14th June 2008.
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160306 1432298 viewsGreen Pool, left hand side view Rio Tinto General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9110 serial 62541. 6th March 2016. View location here.
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151230 9701298 viewsPort Hedland, left hand side rear view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1017 serial 63828, this angle shows the size of the radiator wing section. 30th December 2015.
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180117 1148r298 viewsGreat Northern Highway, 18.2 km grade crossing sees CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M unit CD 4302 originally Robe River Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 serial C6103-1 #9421, rebuilt by Goninan in 1993 with serial 8297-2/93-137 then to CFCLA in 2012 powering a loaded fuel train as part of the mainline testing of these units prior to ore train service. 17th January 2018.
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081225 0555r294 viewsBarker Siding, one of FMG's thirty five ballast waggons, BH 16, 100 tonne capacity, built in China by CSR at the Yangtze Rolling Stock Company in 2008. 25th December 2008.
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170915 0705293 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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170727 9632r293 viewsRoy Hill ballast waggon, BA class BA 1404, one of ten built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China, seen here on the BHP line flyover. 27th July 2017. View map here.
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090912 2289r293 viewsIndee, at the 48.5 km grade crossing for Indee Road, FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 003 serial 58180 and 004 serial 58181 power another loaded train from the Cloud Break mine under Proceed Authority 54 in the last rays of sunlight on the 12th September 2009.
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180918 0209r293 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.
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090121 0986r292 viewsBoodarie Workshop BHP Billiton EMD built SD70ACe/LC (first order) 4302 'Mooka' watches on with Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5656 as units from the forth order of SD70ACe/LC units get commissioned by EDI personal. Units in view are (L to R) 4337, 4338, 4335, 4340, 4346 and 4339 21st January 2009.
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081225 0713r292 viewsTurner North, at the 111km of the first bit of duplicated mainline and the first BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' 4332 serial 20066862-061 that has been modified to lead unit status shows some of the external modifications undertaken, step in-fill covers, second handrail, air dryer, remote uncoupling, bifurcation of main air line and second painted snow plough. 25th December 2008.
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170727 9642r291 viewsRoy Hill ballast plough waggon, ZP class ZP 0002, built by China Southern Rail in Zhuzhou China, seen here on the BHP line flyover. 27th July 2017. [url=https://goo.gl/maps/HfzKEUc47Pv]View map here[/url.
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050110 122348r290 viewsMaitland Siding, an empty Mesa J bound train runs along the passing track crossing a loaded sitting on the mainline. The tank waggons behind the locos are 8001 and 8002 both built in 1972 with a 45,000 litre capacity and 8003 built in 1979 with a 100,000 litre capacity, all three were built by Comeng NSW. Monday 10th January 2005.
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070501 9016r290 viewsWedgefield, sitting in Asset Kinetics yard waiting to start construction duties are two of the four GTSA rebuilt DR class units. Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 and ex Robe River ALCo #9426 original serial 3499-02 and Comeng WA ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135 / C6011-02 and ex Hamersley Iron C636 #3007 with the differences between the Phase II and Phase III radiators of the Comeng WA ALCo rebuild models evident. 1st May 2007.
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040530 150318r289 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 2 holding roads, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M units 5642 'Wallareenya' serial 8281-07 / 92-131, 5669 'Beilun' serial 8412-02 / 95-160 and 5659 'Kobe' serial 8412-04 / 94-150 show some of the differences amongst the rebuild, 42 was a Goodwin built C636 ALCo and 59 was also build by Goodwin but an M636 hence both round tanks while 69 was a Comeng built M636 with a larger fuel tank. 30th May 2004.
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050111 095514r289 viewsDugite Siding, Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Rail's only named General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 7097 'Ken Onley' serial 54160 leads sister unit 7093 serial 47772 the final unit of the original order in original livery as they climb the range near the 67 km with an empty working on the Dampier mainline. Tuesday 11th January 2005.
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160306 1430288 viewsGreen Pool, right hand side view of the hood of Rio Tinto's General Electric built ES44ACi unit 9103 serial 61941. View location here.
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081225 0720r285 viewsTurner North on Christmas Day 2008 sees the first BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe 'Pumpkin' unit 4332 serial 20066862-061, originally built for BNSF, to be fitted out as a lead unit. This cab shot shows some of the external modifications to allow it to lead. In-fill step covers, second handrail, second (tropical) roof, bifurcation of main air line, AM/FM CD player-radio and removal of sun shades.
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