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8/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Peider SwissTrip
Dates:7/25/2017 - 7/27/2017
Album Info:During our Western Australia trip we also visited the Port Hedland/Millstream/Dampier area where Rio Tinto operates a huge iron ore rail system. Information by pilbararailways.com.au and Wikipedia.
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Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  The highlight of our WA tour: An iron ore train headed with two ES44ACi approaching us.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:43 AM
Location:  CooyaPooya, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44ACI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  96   Comments: 1
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  The type of snake I liked most in the desert bush land of Pilbara WA.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:51 AM
Location:  Red Dog Gorge, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Our trip along Rio Tinto Iron Ore tracks in Western Australia, south of Roebourne towards Millstream Chichester National Park and then up to Karratha/Dampier.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 6:32:11 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  63   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  In 2004, BHP Billiton ordered a first batch of 14 SD70ACe locomotives for use on iron ore trains in the Pilbara region. These units also features the EMD Tropical Roof.
Photo Date:  7/24/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:52:45 AM
Location:  Port Hedland, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  BHP SD70ACE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  The 4400 is the 101st SD70ACe for BHP, which is the largest operator of SD70ACe locomotives in Australia.
Photo Date:  7/24/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:52:51 AM
Location:  Port Hedland, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  BHP SD70ACE(UNKNOWN)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Dash 9 #7058 was built as 55883 and delivered in 04/2005 for Pilbara Iron.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:09 AM
Location:  CooyaPooya, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  158   Comments: 3
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto's 7094 Dash9 in Hamersley Iron livery.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:31 AM
Location:  CooyaPooya, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto rail network is the largest privately-owned and operated rail system in Australia. As tourist you need a special permit to drive on Rio Tinto Access Roads along the tracks. Several instruction videos show how to travel safely in the outback, how to survive a bush fire and how to behave when taking train pictures. A ten question assessment has to be passed to gain the permit to drive on private Rio Tinto roads.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:35 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  83   Comments: 2
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Three locomotives hauling 236 ore cars with a nice dust trail behind them.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:44 AM
Location:  CooyaPooya, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  102   Comments: 2
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Two ES44DCi units (8124, 8186) carring red stripes with red 'Rio Tinto' and numerals and in the middle a Dash9 in Hamersley livery (7094).
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:49 AM
Location:  CooyaPooya, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  An empty Rio Tinto iron ore approaching a steep gradient close to Red Dog Gorge.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:53 AM
Location:  Red Dog Gorge, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  97   Comments: 1
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto's no 8127 ES44DCi, a modern and technologically advanced loco of 4400 horse power General Electric units, leads an empty train uphill.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:52:39 AM
Location:  Red Dog Gorge, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Dash 9-44CW, built as 57095 by General Electric Company, USA.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:52:55 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9-44CW(UNKNOWN)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto subsidiary Hamersley Iron bought 29 General Electric Dash 9-44CW locomotives in 1994.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:52:59 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9-44CW(UNKNOWN)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  In 2001, Rio Tinto merged its Hamersley's and Robe's rail operations under the Pilbara Rail banner. The merger generated more than $16 million in savings.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:04 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9-44CW(UNKNOWN)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Thump up for the chasing photographer by a friendly engineer. The 7059 is heading a gravel train.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:13 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  7059 with a load of gravel cars and a distribution car on the way to the south.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:19 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  The General Electric Dash 9-44CW number 7088 in Hamersley livery is heading an empty iron ore train through the breath taking landscape of Millstream near the Red Dog Gorge in Western Australie.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:24 AM
Location:  Red Dog Gorge, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  110   Comments: 3
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  The Rio Tinto (Pilbara Iron) rail network transports ore from the Rio Tinto-operated mines to the ports at Dampier and Cape Lambert.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:27 AM
Location:  Red Dog Gorge, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto Iron Ore GE ES44DCi 8104 in all silver livery makes up the end of a gravel train.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/31/2017 10:53:39 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  ES44DCi 8131, built by General Electric as #59134, heading an iron ore train through the bush land of Millstream.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:01 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto class ES44DCi 8131, C44-9W 7094 (ex Hamersley) and ES44DCi 8186.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:03 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Two class ES44ACi #9103 (front) and 9100 heading south with an empty rack of cars.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:40 AM
Location:  CooyaPooya, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44ACI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  84   Comments: 1
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  A fleet of 21 class ES44ACi (here #9106) of 'EVO' units, an AC version of the ES44DCi, complemented the Rio Tinto fleet of GE engines after 2016.
Photo Date:  7/25/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:45 AM
Location:  CooyaPooya, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44ACI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  82   Comments: 1
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto units 8119 to 8199 carry red stripes with red 'Rio Tinto' and numerals.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:06 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  78   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto #8134 is heading an empty, kilometer long, iron ore train.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:09 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  84   Comments: 1
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Floodings are in the the wet season always of great concern for the Rio Tinto operation. In Winter everything is dry and the trio #8157, 8169 and 8162 have eventless passing of the river bead.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:17 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  80   Comments: 1
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Train control over the whole network is carried out from Rio Tinto's state of the art remote control centre in Perth some 1500 kilometres from the operation.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:20 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto's Pilbara rail network is the largest privately-owned and operated rail system in Australia. It currently services 15 mines via mainline systems of more than 1,700 kilometres. #8172 is heading the train.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:24 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  87   Comments: 1
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  The Rio Tinto ES44DCi differ from the US version (ES44DC) in that the cooling system is larger for the extreme climate of the Pilbara. The frame length is 76 feet, and that and the radiator design is similar to the AC6000.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:27 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Spotting coal trains in Pilbara Western Australia.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:30 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  71   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  With one track closed the left train had to wait for the passing loaded outbound train.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:33 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Views:  71   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Side portrait of ES44DCi #8186.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:35 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Look down from Harding Dam towards a passing iron ore train.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:38 AM
Location:  Millstream, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44ACI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  74   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  Rio Tinto class C44-9W #9405 in Pilbara Iron c/s comes slowly downhill near Red Dog Gorge to a stop while an empty passes uphill.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:48 AM
Location:  Red Dog Gorge, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  An original Robe River Iron Associates Dash9 #9407 went with the merger to Pilbara Rail, later became a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Rail.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:44:57 AM
Location:  Red Dog Gorge, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO DASH9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
Iron Ore in Western Australia
Title:  Iron Ore in Western Australia
Description:  At the end of the travel: The Rio Tinto train headed by #8134 is arriving at the harbour town Dampier, the deloading station.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 9/2/2017 4:45:13 AM
Location:  Dampier, WAU
Author:  Peider SwissTrip
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Locomotives:  RIOTINTO ES44DCI(UNKNOWN)
Views:  85   Comments: 0


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