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080120 1581r219 viewsIndee Rd grade crossing, just south of Barker Siding, Comeng WA ALCo rebuild CE636R model DR 8403 'Rachel' serial WA143-2, is ex Robe River 9427 and was originally ALCo C636 serial 3499-02 of 1968 for Pennsylvania Railroad (USA) #6331, seen here on the point of a loaded ballast train. 20th January 2008.
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090113 0796218 viewsPort Hedland, brand new Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4339 serial 20078915-006 waits to enter Nelson Point at Gate 9 on the 13th January 2009.
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040818 205238r217 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton yard pilot EMD SD40 unit 3078 serial 31503 originally Southern Pacific unit SP 8422 and still wearing former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery with a loaded rake awaiting clearance though Car Dumper 2 18th August 2004.
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080116 1372r216 viewsChapman Siding, FMG 'control' ore waggon 2396 tare 22.9 tonnes with bar coupling for the 'married' pair showing the train pipe, waggon control pipe and electrical jumper. Built by the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China, stands on the passing track. 16th January 2008.
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080525 2409r216 viewsBoodarie, FMG's car dumper sees General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 departing the dumper having spotted the loaded rake and make their way around to the 4 km area to stable. The locos are at the 0.0 km and the loaded rake can be seen in the background. 25th May 2008.
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040502 091608r215 viewsBing Siding, BHP GE AC6000 6074 'Kalgan' serial 51066 leading EMD SD40-2 3084 serial 786263-35 originally Union Pacific UP 3643 at the 15.4km grade crossing with a loaded Yandi train 2nd May 2004.
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060415 3450r215 viewsNelson Point yard, BHP Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5659 'Kobe' serial 8412-04 / 94-150 with a rake of loaded 100kl fuel waggons waiting access to shunt for the evening departure and Yard Pilots EMD SD40 units 3080 and 3091 15th April 2006.
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070823 0325r214 viewsBing Siding, The David and Goliath of BHP Billiton's' motive power roster in the guise of GE AC6000 unit 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 and EMD SD40R unit 3089 serial 31512 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8431 stand on the passing track waiting a run south to the mines 23rd August 2007.
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040807 184612r213 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3093 serial 33679 and originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8487 sits at the hard stand having been delivered earlier in the day 7th August 2004.
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091224 3392r212 viewsChristmas Eve at Crossing Pool, Wittenoom 2009.
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080118 1412r211 viewsBarker Siding, Comeng ALCo rebuild C636R model DR 8404 'Vera' serial WA135 / C6040-1 was rebuilt from Hamersley Iron 3013 an ALCo C636. Here it idles away on a ballast train during loading for the afternoon ballast run, DR 8403 is on the other end. 18th January 2008.
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080120 1568r211 viewsRowley Yard, JDRail Machines' Track Mobile coupled to FMG ore waggon 1539 which is a 'slave' built by Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China. 20th January 2008.
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090814 2080r211 viewsWoodstock, FMG's General Electric built C44-9W locomotives 011 serial 58188 and 010 serial 58187 power an empty train over the flyover located on the BHP lines at Woodstock Siding on their way to the mine at Cloud Break. 14th August 2009.
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040806 185209r210 viewsNelson Point, the first of the last! EMD SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8429 the first SD40R unloaded out of the final batch sits at the hardstand awaiting pick-up 6th August 2004.
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040801 172236r210 viewsBoodarie, 5631 'Apollo' serial 5831-10 / 88-080 leading a loaded Yarrie train thunders around the curve between Boodarie Yard and Finucane Island bound for the FI rotary dumper at 1722 hrs 1st August 2004.
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050110 175356r210 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 853 built by Centurion Industries WA in 1992 is a standard Robe River pattern 'J Car' used exclusively on the Robe Valley line between Cape Lambert and Mesa J or A mine loadouts. Monday 10th January 2005.
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080525 2325r210 viewsBoodarie, Great Northern Highway grade crossing sees FMG General Electric built C44-9W locomotive 010 serial 58187 leading sisters 012 serial 58189 and 003 serial 58180 with an empty train heading for Cloud Break mine. The very top of the failed BHP Billiton HBI plant can be seen over the fourth and fifth ore waggons. 25th May 2008.
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080525 2369r210 viewsBoodarie, loaded FMG train at the 5 km curve behind the all General Electric built C44-9W combo of 009 serial 58156, 008 serial 58155 and 005 serial 58182 as they power around the curve towards the Herb Elliot Port facility, the train was worked on Proceed Authority no. 41 from the 15 km to the car dumper. 25th May 2008.
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040808 193836r209 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton SD40 unit 3079 serial 31542 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8461 and still in former owner IC&E blue and yellow has been fitted with some crew amenities like cab air-con, radios and microwave to allow it to operate as a yard pilot, seen here as it waits with a loaded train at Car Dumper 2 8th August 2004.
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080202 1939r209 viewsWodgina, at the grade crossing, 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, runs south with a loaded ballast train. 2nd February 2008.
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