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040508 113001r155 viewsMooka Siding, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 and EMD SD40-2 3082 serial 786263-31 originally Union Pacific UP 3639 split the north end departure signals with a 300 waggon loaded train, the first pair of mid-train units 5633-5663 are visible, trailing are 5658-5631 and end of the train can be seen on the right. 8th May 2004.
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040801 172236r155 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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070414 8758155 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, brand new line up of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC units during fitting out by EDI with 4314 serial 20058712-001. Note the bolt on lashing points for shipping, 14th April 2007.
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040802 090026r154 viewsRedbank, Nelson Point yard entrance BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 and Goninan CM40-8M rebuild 5654 'Kashima' serial 8412-11/93-145 arrive in Nelson Point with a loaded Yandi, of note was the mid-train engines EMD SD40R units 3090-3089 and CM40-8M 5636 had engineers on-board to carry out tests on the SD40R locomotives 2nd August 2004.
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090814 2084r154 viewsHunter Siding, FMG's General Electric C44-9W locomotives 002 serial 58179 and 012 serial 58189 leading 240 loaded waggons hold the mainline waiting to cross an empty train. 14th August 2009.
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040806 185209r153 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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040807 025404r152 viewsNelson Point, BHP's South Yard Locomotive Prep Shed holds GE AC6000 units 6073 'Fortescue' serial 51065 and 6075 'Newman' serial 51067 with Goninan rebuild CM40-8M unit 5648 'Kwangyang Bay' serial 8412-06/93-139 on the night shift, 7th August 2004. This facility has since been demolished.
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040807 112646r152 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8485 being road delivered by Kingston Heavy Haulage on a 168 wheel float as it turns into Gate 9 for Nelson Point 7th August 2004.
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061209 8277r152 viewsNorth of Harding Siding near the 31 km, double Hamersley Iron General Electric built C44-9W units 7074 serial 47753 and 7084 serial 47763 are in once foreign territory on the Cape Lambert line with a loaded West Angelas 'Marra Mamba' train struggling with the grade, curve and maximum tonnage. 9th December 2006.
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040528 161226r151 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6072 'Hesta' serial 51064 leads Goninan CM40-8M unit 5661 'Funamachi' serial 8412-06/94-152 at the 'dirt road crossing' as they head towards Car Dumper 3, 28th May 2004.
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040807 024920r151 viewsNelson Point, BHP GE AC6000 6077 'Nimingarra' serial 51069 idles away 0250hrs on the loco spur near the South Yard Loco Prep facility 7th August 2004.
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050110 120842r151 viewsNorth of Maitland Siding on the Deepdale line at the 83.7 km grade crossing, Robe River owned General Electric C44-9W unit 9407 serial 54157 in Pilbara Rail livery leads a pair of Hamersley Iron owned and liveried sister units 7075 serial 47754 and 7067 serial 47746 with an empty working for the Deepdale or Mesa J mine on the Robe River line with three loaded fuel tank waggons trailing the locos. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175326r151 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 074 built by Nippon Sharyo Nihon in 1971 is one of a few waggons that runs permanently coupled to another waggon. Unlike the Hamersley Iron system married pairs, the Robe fleet each have their own brake system and are coupled by a length of round bar as the Cape Lambert dumper only dumps one waggon at a time. Monday 10th January 2005.
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071101 1114r151 viewsPort Hedland, Gilbert Street, Kingston Transport leave the Hedland Port terminal with another FMG General Electric built C44-9W loco off the good ship BBC Kusan. Thursday 1st November 2007.
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070823 0325r149 viewsBing Siding, The David and Goliath of BHP Billitons' 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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040818 205238r149 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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081217 0448r149 viewsWoodstock Siding BHP Goninan GE rebuild and former cab-less CM60-8ML unit 5665 'Rotterdam' serial 8412-10 / 94-156 runs along the mainline with the rail or steel train under the FMG flyover. It is not uncommon to see long hood leading units on BHP work trains. 17th December 2008.
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080202 1939r149 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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050110 164122r148 viewsDugite Siding at the 64 km on the Dampier line, Robe River owned General Electric built C44-9W unit 9404 serial 54154 in Pilbara Rail livery leads Hamersley Iron owned and liveried C44-9W unit 7079 serial 47758 with an empty train as it pulls back onto the mainline after crossing a loaded. Monday 10th January 2005.
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050110 175330r148 viewsHarding Siding, Robe River ore waggon 730 built by Tomlinson Steel Perth in 1982 is one of a few waggons that runs permanently coupled to another waggon. Unlike the Hamersley Iron system married pairs, the Robe fleet each have their own brake system and are coupled by a length of round bar as the Cape Lambert dumper only dumps one waggon at a time. Monday 10th January 2005.
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