BHP 224 car loaded through Gidgi Added: July 05, 2009
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Location/Date of Video
» BHP Billiton Iron Ore ( ) more.. » SD70ACe/lc ( ) more..
» Gidgi Loop ( ) more.. » Remote location, Australia ( ) more.. » May 26, 2009
Locomotive No./Train ID
» 4319 ( ) more.. » 4319 ( ) more..
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Remarks: A combination of SD70ACe/lc's and CM40-8's take a 224 car ore train through Gidgi Loop at a respectable speed of around 60km/h. Probably fast enough with a gross exceeding 30,000 tonnes,
on July 5, 2009 Dave Ferrell
And to think I'm in awe of 4-unit helpers on NS' Pittsburgh Line here in the States. Great stuff.
on July 7, 2009 george cataulin
Wow! Very nice! Something you don't get to see here on the west coast of the USA.
Thanks for sharing!
Greg Murdoch on November 23, 2009
BHP mainline running speed is 80km. Don't wanna get in the way. 2 1/2 to 3 km stopping distance.
Bob Rogers on March 16, 2010
Outback Australian rail at its best! Bachman model trains have recently released a BHP loco and four-wagons...pity we can't buy 224 of 'em! And what a layout to run it.
GCB on May 29, 2010
May 2009 I was driving for BHP, mainline speed was 75, not 80.
Darren on November 9, 2010
I didn't hear one single flat spot on any wheel set. Wow!
on June 14, 2011 Giuliano
What emotion. Really spectacular video.
are you sure on January 27, 2013
are you sure about the locomotive??? it seems ac6000 to me
Rod Williams on January 27, 2013
In relation to the above question.......no I wasn't sure at the time. I had never seen these things before. You are correct, the two blue units are AC6000's.
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