Pilbara Activity

 
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Okay a quick up date from around the traps when a quick round trip was undertaken within the last week.

BHP CM40-8M locomotive 5662 is still in the back track at Gidgi Siding, 270 km post.

Former Robe River CM40-8M units that were working at Cape Lambert under Rio are currently stored on the Cape Lambert triangle that leads to the old quarry.
All four units are facing west, from the east end is 9422, 9419, 9418 and 9411.

Former Hamersley Iron C44-9W unit 7093 which suffered cab damage from a load out incident (around March 2019) is stored written off with the two C36-7M units 5051 and 5052 on 38 Road at Seven Mile.

And the locomotives at the Pilbara Railway Historical Society museum whilst still intact are showing signs of weathering and ageing with a lot of broken windows on the former NSWGR carriages and some on the locos.

FMG, not to be out done, have track laid through Rio Tinto gorge on their Eliwanna line which branches off just before the Solomon or Firetail balloon loop next to the Wittenoom - Nanutarra Rd.
FMG C44-9W 003 and re-powered SD90MAC 903 were seen top and tail on a loaded rail train tied down on the beginning of the Eliwanna branch. A later sighting of another loaded rail train had two re-powered SD90MAC units.

The Landgate map viewer (much better resolution than goggle) shows all the stored locos quite clearly except 5562.
Toad Montgomery
Thanks for the info, Toad.
Just curious, if you might know, that region would consume a bucket load of fuel, is it road hauled from Perth, or ‘shipped” in?
Thanks, Mick.

Sponsored advertisement

  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
The fuel for the North West of WA comes in via boat from Singapore to the ports of Broome, Port Hedland and Dampier.

BHP, FMG, Roy Hill and Rio all operate fuels trains in various lengths to the inland mines to some degree. This is also supplemented by road haulage deliveries.


There are also gas pipe lines supplying power stations and then also heavy power transmission lines crisscrossing the Pilbara.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

The fuel for the North West of WA comes in via boat from Singapore to the ports of Broome, Port Hedland and Dampier.

BHP, FMG, Roy Hill and Rio all operate fuels trains in various lengths to the inland mines to some degree. This is also supplemented by road haulage deliveries.


There are also gas pipe lines supplying power stations and then also heavy power transmission lines crisscrossing the Pilbara.
Toad Montgomery
Cheers.
  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
Some of the CFCLA imported former US ballast waggons used on the original BHP duplication project and called the PACE waggons have been scrapped and remains have been sighted at Sell & Parker in Wedgefield.
Toad Montgomery

Further to the above post, a number of the former PACE CHRY and CHQY ballast waggons have been sighted at Cape Lambert.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Folks, If you're wondering where it's gone, I've removed that Youtube video. Turns out the new RP account owner was also the Youtube account holder and only using the forum to promote his - inaccurate - video, so he's got a 100% warning and a TTFN*.

*TTFN = Ta Taa For Now, YM Wink
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
*TTFN = Ta Taa For Now, YM https://www.railpage.com.au/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif
Thanks KR. Laughing
Like so many things in rail, the 'innocent' get the message and follow the rules whilst the message goes right over the heads of the big wheel guilty.
I fear that my campaign is a lost cause with the guilty few.
Stay safe.

Sponsored advertisement

Display from: