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171204 1030r251 viewsTwelve Mile Creek Rd, CFCLA's Goninan ALCo to GE rebuild CM40-8M locomotive CD 4305 serial 8109-3/91-119 was originally Chesapeake & Ohio (USA) ALCo C630 serial 3486-4 #2103, then Robe River unit 9420 before going to CFCLA in 2012. Being transported to Roy Hill's flash butt yard by Doolan's Heavy Haulage. 4th December 2017. View map here.
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171204 1023r250 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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050102 170134r250 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 leads EMD SD40-2 unit 3081 serial 786170-75 originally Union Pacific unit UP 3573 under the Redbank Bridge with their loaded train arriving into Nelson Point Yard 2nd January 2005.
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150412 7911250 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill rotary tip 70m³ capacity waggons stored on the ground adjacent to their Flash Butt facility. 12th April 2015. View map here.
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041001 152919r249 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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090114 0879248 viewsPort Hedland, Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4342 serial 20078915-009 turns off Gilbert Street and into Nelson Point via Gate 9 14th January 2009.
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151231 9749r248 viewsBoodarie, Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi loco RHA 1016 serial 63827 being delivered past the Roy Hill sign along the access road to their Flash Butt Welding Yard. 31st December 2015. View map here.
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061209 8249r247 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, former Robe River AE Goodwin built ALCo M636 unit 9412 serial G6060-3 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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150130 7570247 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, now with the second ALE Kenworth prime mover coupled up Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1011 serial 62583 heads off to be placed on rails. 30th January 2015.
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090912 2249r247 viewsBoodarie, at the 5 km curve between the Great Northern Highway and the car dumper balloon FMG General Electric built C44-9W light engines 009 serial 58186 and class leader 001 serial 58178 return to the port under Proceed Authority 56 following refuelling at Rowley Yard. 12th September 2009.
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090121 0936246 viewsNelson Point, comparison view of the radiator sections between Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC (low clearance) unit 4309 'Gidgi' serial 20038540-010 on the left and standard Electro-Motive built SD70ACe (ex-BNSF) unit 4333 serial 20066862-062 on the right. 21st January 2009.
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061209 8227r245 viewsSeven Mile 38 Road, retired Robe River Comeng WA ALCo rebuild model CE636R unit 9427 serial WA143-2 sits stripped of engine, fuel tank and pilots ready for road haulage to Perth for rebuilding and use on FMG rail construction trains in May-June 2007. This unit was originally built by ALCo as C636 serial 3499-2 of January 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad as #6331, and was purchased off Conrail as #6781 in 1986 and was rebuilt by Comeng WA prior to delivery in January 1987. 9th December 2006.
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150131 7693244 viewsPort Hedland, Wilson Street, view of Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1014 serial 62586 still under tarp during delivery behind dual ALE Kenworth prime movers. 31st January 2015.
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150129 7482244 viewsRedbank, running off the bridge over competitor BHP's railway Roy Hill's General Electric built ES44ACi unit RHA 1013 serial 62585 being delivered behind two ALE Kenworth prime movers. 29th January 2015.
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090814 2105r244 viewsHunter Siding, instrumented ore waggon pair 1685 'control' and 2686 'slave' from the original order built by CSR at their Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China. 14th August 2009.
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180701 9485r244 viewsRoy Hill track formation near the 63 km. Sleepers are moulded RH for Roy Hill and AS68 as manufactured to suit AS68 rail profile. The rail is moulded 136 10 VT NIPPON 2014 4 which translates to 136 Ib/yard (or 68kg/m), 10 for Low Alloy, VT for processes of hydrogen elimination as Vacuum Treated, NIPPON is the manufacturer Nippon Steel, Japan, 2014 year rolled and 4 is month rolled.
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051022 6068r243 viewsNelson Point hard stand area, the second BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit to be unloaded off the Jumbo Vision was 4302 serial 20038540-003, seen being towed by 5667 to the service shop for fitting out by EDI, Electro-Motive's Australian agents. 22nd October 2005.
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050109 182408r243 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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081225 0510r242 viewsWalla Siding, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M unit 5638 'Mallina' serial 8151-11 / 91-122 powers through on the mainline with EMD SD70ACe 4325 serial 20066862-038 with a similar mid-train DPU consist on this Yandi 220 waggon loaded train bound for Port Hedland on a hazy Christmas Day 2008.
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081225 0652r241 viewsChapman Siding, even on Christmas Day the trains keep rolling, here FMG General Electric built C44-9W units 010 serial 58187 and 014 serial 58191 power a loaded 'Rocket Fines' train through the cutting at Fan Belt Hill. 25th December 2008.
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