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080116 1371r232 viewsChapman Siding, FMG 'slave' ore waggon 1395 tare 22.6 tonnes with rotary coupler built by the Zhuzhou Rolling Stock Works in China, stands on the passing track. 16th January 2008.
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215-15231 viewsPeterborough, AN liveried 930 class locomotive 958 AE Goodwin built ALCo model DL500B serial G3388-1 sits in the dual gauge yard.
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080525 2409r231 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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070823 0325r230 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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090814 2080r229 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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050109 093001228 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, former ALCo built demonstrator locomotive model C-415 serial 3449-1 built Apr-1966, currently carrying number 1000, it was originally numbered 008 when Hamersley Iron purchased the unit. It also spent some time carrying number 2000.
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040807 184612r228 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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080116 1372r228 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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080118 1412r228 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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091224 3392r227 viewsChristmas Eve at Crossing Pool, Wittenoom 2009.
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060414 3465r226 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton yard pilot locos EMD SD40 3080 serial 33674 frame 7083-4 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and only 3000 hp shares the yard with GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 and at 6000 hp is double 3080's size, between shunts 15th April 2006.
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081217 0448r226 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 1939r226 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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171-05225 viewsBallarat, Linton Junction signal box Gillies St, work site view, interlocked gates being replaced by boom barriers, view of removed interlocked gate posts, boom barriers in position.
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213-04225 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops, Comalco R 1001 loco Clyde Engineering built EMD model GT26C serial 72-752 sits at the fuel point, items of note are these units were setup to have the long hood leading, the second 'tropical roof' and the five chime horn cut into the nose. Also noticeable, the units don't have dynamic brakes fitted so there is no brake 'blister' in the middle of the hood like you see on the GT26C models of WAGR L or VR C classes. September 1995.
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040502 091608r225 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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040812 123214r225 viewsYarrie line 148km, east of Taplin, BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 works a 'mixed' of 12 ballast and 10 loaded GML waggons towards Hedland following a derailment further out near the Yarrie Mine, 1230hrs 12th August 2004.
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050110 175356r225 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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080120 1568r225 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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040808 193836r224 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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