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070501 9016r268 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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080202 1899r267 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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171222 1129266 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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080614 2629265 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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081225 0533r265 viewsWalla Siding on Christmas Day 2008, BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe mid train unit 4324 serial 20066862-037, this is the 'class leader' of a batch of ten SD70ACe units built for BNSF but sold to BHP Billiton following construction. Note the difference of this cab shot to the one of lead unit capable 4332.
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150129 7443263 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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150131 7690262 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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150130 7630262 viewsPort Hedland, 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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081225 0720r261 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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160319 1907261 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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050110 082816r260 viewsSeven Mile, just over the salt mine grade crossing, former Robe River Goninan rebuilt CM40-8M locomotives 9417 serial 6266-5/89-83 and 9420 serial 8109-3/91-119 now relegated to non mainline duties as they don't have the ICSS (in-cab signalling) fitted are seen here working a loaded bound for the East Intercourse Island dumper. Monday 10th January 2005. History of these two units 9417 was built by ALCo as C636 serial 6010-1 of November 1968 for Spokane Portland & Seattle as their #340, then to Chesapeake & Ohio as #2100, Burlington Northern #4366, purchased by Robe River and rebuilt into CM40-8M in June 1989. 9420 was built by ALCo as C630 serial 3486-4 of October 1967 for Chesapeake & Ohio as #2103, purchased by Robe River in January 1975, #9420, then rebuilt to CM40-8M in 1991 by Goninan.
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040731 101241r259 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 sitting in the passing track, the size of the radiator is clearly evident from this angle 31st July 2004.
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041016 170918r259 viewsNelson Point Car Dumper 3 roads BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5635 'Pippingarra' serial 8151-09 / 91-121 leads EMD SD40-2 3081 and SD40R 3089 awaiting their turn to spot through dumper 3 16th October 2004.
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080124 1684r258 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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160319 1914257 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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050108 142945r256 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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050110 072701r255 viewsParker Point, brilliant summer morning light captures the driver in charge of General Electric built C44-9W units 7073 serial 47752 and 7078 serial 47757 stops to have a chat with the driver of the Parker Point dumper pilot on 7096 serial 52843 all wearing the original Hamersley Iron 'Pepsi' livery. Monday 10th January 2005.
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171204 0988r254 viewsGreat Northern Highway, Roy Hill Access Road, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive 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, is being hired by Roy Hill and being delivered to their flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage 4th December 2017. View map here.
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151231 9740r254 viewsGreat Northern Highway 18.2 km grade crossing, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi loco RHA 1016 serial 63827 being delivered by ALE as it crosses the Roy Hill railways grade crossing. 31st December 2015. View map here.
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150412 7926r252 viewsBoodarie, just north of the Flash Butt Yard, Roy Hill's impressive General Electric built ES44ACi locomotives lined up on the mainline lead by class leader RHA 1001 'Ginny' serial 62573, followed by RHA 1002 'Ginbata', then RHA 1004, RHA 1003, RHA 1008, RHA 1007, RHA 1006, RHA 1005, RHA 1014, RHA 1009, RHA 1010, RHA 1011, RHA 1012 and RHA 1013, looking towards the port. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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