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040808 193836r223 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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040812 123214r223 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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111-00222 viewsGheringhap station platform view, safeworking, electric staff exchange with V/Line broad gauge down grain train 9125 behind G class locos G 524 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 86-1237 and G 528, driver swaps the electric staves with the signaller to continue towards Ballarat.
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070414 8774222 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, brand new BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001 during 'fit out' work by EDI 14th April 2007.
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080525 2325r222 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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040806 185209r221 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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104-02220 viewsStawell, V/Line broad gauge down Dimboola passenger train with V/Line N class loco N 468 'City of Bairnsdale' with serial 86-1197 a Clyde Engineering Somerton Victoria built EMD model JT22HC-2 and N set.
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050109 093124220 viewsPilbara Railway Historical Society, removed LocoTrol cab from Goninan CM40-8ML ALCo to GE rebuild unit 5663 serial 8412-08/94-154, this unit along with it's two sister cab-less units all had normal cabs retro-fitted.
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040818 203218r220 viewsNelson Point South Yard Prep Facility sees BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3096 serial 31510 originally Southern Pacific SD40 unit SP 8429 rests between jobs on #1 Spur Road 18th August 2004.
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070501 9014r220 viewsWedgefield, radiator section showing ownership details of Coote Industrial ALCo rebuild unit DR 8402 'Margaret' originally Hamersley Iron #3007 an AE Goodwin built ALCo C636 serial G6011-2, rebuilt by Comeng WA 1985 to C636R serial WA135 / C6011-02, then rebuilt by GTSA with an Alco 251F engine for the construction of the FMG line. 1st May 2007.
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040807 112646r219 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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080525 2369r219 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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213-01218 viewsWeipa, Lorim Point workshops looking east, 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. This unit is almost identical to the GT26C models of the WAGR L class. September 1995.
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090114 0904218 viewsPort Hedland, the last of the current order at the time and last off the ship, Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4346 serial 20078915-013 swings off Gilbert Street and into Nelson Point via Gate 9 on the 14th January 2009.
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090814 2097r218 viewsHunter Siding, FMG trial waggons built by CNR QRRS in China and one tonne lighter than the existing fleet. 3001 is the slave waggon with the rotary coupling and stencilled as 21.7 tonnes, 4002 is the control waggon and should be 21.9 tonnes. FMG now has a large fleet of these waggons built by CNR QRRS or Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock Co. Ltd of China Northern, with the tare weights now at 22.6 tonnes. 14th August 2009.
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109-12217 viewsSeymour, rationalised yard view with V/Line broad gauge stabled grain train, X class X 47 Clyde Engineering EMD model G26C serial 75-794 and S class S 307 'John Pascoe Fawkner' Clyde Engineering EMD model A7 serial 57-171, V/Line Grain VHGF type bogie grain waggons.
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100-03217 viewsAlbury station yard overview looking south, from Wilson Street footbridge, NSWSRA standard gauge 81 class 8178 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1097 double heading with a sister 81 class, both in candy livery, Sydney bound goods, 2 lever ground frame beside loco.
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040508 113001r217 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 172236r217 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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215-02216 viewsLong Plains, the down passenger train to Alice Springs 'The Ghan' on approach with power from an AN livered DL class DL 37 Clyde Engineering EMD model AT42C serial 88-1245.
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