A Roy Hill loaded train headed up by General Electric ES44ACi units RHA 1007 and RHA 1010 with mid-train units RHA 1014 and RHA 1004.
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Tuesday 26 June 2018
BHP continues to name their SD70ACe locomotives after long serving employees with 30 plus years of service.
Another three have been sighted, plus another two which we couldn't identify the road number:
- 4481 - Jeri Hajis
- 4483 - Alex Sulic
- 4485 - Krste Apoleski
- 4471 - Earl Roberts
- 4484 - Cleto Nordmann
A full listing of BHP locomotive names can be found here.
Monday 25 June 2018
A rare sight in the Pilbara, a Rio Tinto pink iron ore waggon pair to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Chinese built Bradken control waggon 20475 and slave waggon 25475 make the pair with a build date of July 2014, still holding colour pretty well in June 2018.
Saturday 23 June 2018
BHP stabled empty steel or rail train sits on the former Goldsworthy Line between Goldsworthy Junction and Node 1 due to rebuilding works at the BHP flash butt yard.
Heading the consist is BHP SD70ACe unit 4360 serial 20098203-005 with sister SD70ACe 4340 shutdown on the rear visible round the curve in the distance.
Friday 22 June 2018
BHP stabled empty steel or rail train sits on the former Goldsworthy Line between Goldsworthy Junction and Node 1 due to rebuilding works at their flash butt yard.
Here we see BHP SD70ACe unit 4340 'Woodstock' serial 20078915-007 is shutdown on the mine end with the Gemco Rail built Lead-On/Lead-Off waggon STTR 6214 and rail handling straddle crane Vaia Car model no. TCR-V.
Thursday 21 June 2018
Wednesday 20 June 2018
BHP took delivery of two new ballast ploughs in December 2017. They were built by CRRC Yangtze China in 2017 and weigh in at 65 tonnes. The ploughs are numbered BP01 and BP02.
We finally caught them top and tail on a ballast consist at Walla Siding.
Here's a pic of BP01.