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240-02211 viewsNelson Point, retired Mt Newman Mining Comeng NSW built ALCo M636 unit 5499 serial C6096-4 sits awaiting its engine removal prior to being sent by road to Rail Heritage WA's Museum at Bassendean, Perth for preservation. 25th June 2002.
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070415 8861211 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Overhaul Workshop, right hand side view of BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4318 serial 20058712-005 with isolated cab. Of note is the vertical sand filler on the nose compared to the original order, 15th April 2007.
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051022 5797r210 viewsPort Hedland port, BHP Billiton's first Electro-Motive SD70ACe to be off loaded in Australia 4311 serial 20038540-012 under tarp seen leaving the port en route to Nelson Point for unloading onto the rails 22nd October 2005.
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070402 8697210 viewsNelson Point Locomotive Service Shop see brand new BHP Billiton's Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC unit 4314 serial 20058712-001, this first of a batch of ten to have the Electro-Motive 'Whisper' or isolated cab. BHP Billiton bought the first SD70ACe type locomotive with this feature, and as such this loco was sent for testing to the Pueblo Test Track in the USA prior to delivery. EDI personnel are fitting the unit out since arriving only the day before. 2nd April 2007.
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111-14209 viewsGheringhap station view, V/Line broad gauge A class A 71 Clyde Engineering EMD model AAT22C-2R serial 83-1180 rebuilt from B 71 Clyde Engineering EMD model ML2 serial ML2-12 and N set work the down Ararat via Nth Geelong passenger train 8105, pausing to swap the electric staff for the ordinary train staff ticket to Warrenheip, signaller has the train staff to show the driver and the ticket which the driver will use as his authority to Warrenheip. This working of special train staff and ticket was introduced in November 1993 for the line between Gheringhap and Warrenheip on weekends only, replacing the electric staff section Gheringhap to Meredith.
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171-09209 viewsTrawalla station yard overview, looking towards Melbourne down main line, up home searchlight signal post 6, Waterloo Road grade crossing, points and rodding, searchlight signal post 5 facing away, station building and signal box in the distance.
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050204 080155r209 viewsMooka, BHP mid train units of GE AC6000 6071 'Chichester' serial 51063 with the metal windscreen protecting blinds up and EMD SD40-2 unit 3083 serial 786170-2 originally Union Pacific UP 3500 at close to line speed of 80kp/h at the 30 km, 4th February 2005.
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215-14208 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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223-07208 viewsPossum Siding, Hamersley Iron rail grinder, Speno built RR 48 M-1 model sits in the back track siding. 21st October 2000.
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040528 161226r208 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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040810 150446r208 viewsShaw Siding, BHP Billiton GE AC6000 6076 'Mt Goldsworthy' serial 51068 leads an all bubble paint quin consist on the main with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 and mid train units CM40-8M 5636 leading newly delivered SD40R units 3095 and 3096 10th August 2004.
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040807 112612r208 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 7th August 2004.
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106-12207 viewsKilmore East, V/Line standard gauge G class loco G 518 Clyde Engineering EMD model JT26C-2SS serial 85-1231 with the up Melbourne Express, off focus.
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040807 185900r207 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton EMD SD40R unit 3093 serial 31498 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8417 waits on a road float to be lifted onto rails the following day 7th August 2004.
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160128 0000206 viewsSee 5661 reduced to frame level in just over 7 minutes.
A 176 tonnes locomotive is no match for a 40 tonne CAT excavator with a T-Rex type hydraulic set of shears.
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050204 080056r205 viewsMooka, BHP GE AC6000 final unit 6077 serial 51069 with EMD SD40R 3091 serial 31496 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8415 power along at the 30 km mark with an empty 200 waggon train, smoke can just been seen coming from mid train units 6071 and 3083 4th February 2005.
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040809 161352r205 viewsNelson Point BHP Billiton SD40 yard pilot unit 3080 serial 33674 originally Southern Pacific SD40 SP 8482 and wearing former owner IC&E blue and yellow livery crosses the BI-LO grade crossing with a loaded rake for Car Dumper 3 9th August 2004.
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040812 155940r205 viewsGoldsworthy Junction BHP Billiton Goninan GE rebuild CM40-8M 5639 'Corunna Downs' serial 8281-03/92-128 is on the Yarrie line with a mixed ballast and loaded ore train awaiting a Pilot to come out from Hedland to pilot the train into Nelson Point yard at 1600hrs 12th August 2004.
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051022 5918r205 viewsNelson Point the consignment note for BHP Billiton Electro-Motive built SD70ACe/LC loco 4311 serial 20038540-012, Electro-Motive order number C540. 22nd October 2005.
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060719 7279r205 viewsNelson Point, BHP Billiton examples of Electro-Motive built old and new motive power in the form of SD70ACe/LC unit 4307 'Shaw' serial 20038540-008 and SD40R unit 3095 serial 33677 / 7083-7. 19th July 2006.
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