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090912 2289r194 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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080202 1899r192 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 is ex Robe River 9426 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-03 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6332, powers away south into a storm as the second driver looks on. 2nd February 2008.
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090122 1804r192 viewsWedgefield, Asset Kinetics yard, off hire units from the FMG railway construction stored awaiting their fate. All Comeng WA ALCo rebuilds, DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135-C-6040-01 and DR 8402 'Margaret' serial WA135-C-6011-02 are both C636R models, while the obscured unit is DR 8401 'Jean' serial WA143-1 and is a CE636R model.
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160319 1914191 viewsGreat Northern Hwy, 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill empty train #96 with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1006 serial 62578 leading 116 ore waggons with a mid-train unit visible then another 116 ore waggons. 16th March 2016. View map here.
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150131 7690191 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1014 serial 62586 still under tarp during delivery 31st January 2015.
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081225 0713r190 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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081225 0720r190 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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050108 142945r190 viewsCape Lambert, Hamersley Iron owned Pilbara Iron General Electric built C44-9W unit 7061 serial 54768 leads Robe owned Pilbara Rail 9402 serial 53456 and Hamersley Iron 7085 serial 47764 with a loaded train from the Deepdale mine past signal OB1 on the line to Cape Lambert. The switch for the quarry triangle is just in front of the train. Saturday 8th January 2005.
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061209 8249r190 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9412 serial G-6060-3 from December 1971, originally numbered 262.003 during construction, then 1712 and finally 9412 awaits a new owner. 9th of December 2006.
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081225 0555r189 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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150129 7443187 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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080614 2629186 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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160319 1907186 viewsGreat Northern Hwy, 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill empty train #96 with General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1006 serial 62578 leading 116 ore waggons with a mid-train unit visible then another 116 ore waggons. 16th March 2016. View map here.
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171222 1129186 viewsBallast Spur A, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi units RHA 1007 serial 62579 and RHA 1020 cover the three CFCLA Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild units CM40-8M CD 4301, CD 4302 and CD 43031 during mainline load testing of the three lease units. 22nd December 2017.
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050109 182408r185 viewsSeven Mile workshop load testing bay, ex Robe River Goninan CM40-8M unit 9419 serial 8109-10/90-117. 9419 was originally ALCo built C630 serial 3486-3 of October 1967 for Chesapeake & Ohio as #2102. Bought by Robe River in January 1975, rebuilt by Goninan in 1990. Sunday 9th January 2005.
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070501 9016r185 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-C-6011-02 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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041001 152919r184 viewsRedbank Bridge, BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5650 'Yawata' serial 8412-07 / 93-141 notches back up into power as it passes the examiner doing his 'roll by' entering Nelson Point yard as a Doug Gould road train passes over the top. A very rare shot indeed! 1530 hrs 1st October 2004.
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080124 1684r183 viewsBing Siding, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 locomotive 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 leads a loaded train with an SD40R in trail 24th January 2008. 6076 was the first AC6000 to be repainted in the 'earth' livery back in September 2003 and slight differences can be noticed between this units' livery and that applied to 6070 and 6075.
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150130 7630183 viewsPort Hedalnd, Wilson Street, front view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1010 serial 62582 during delivery 30th January 2015.
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180918 0209r183 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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