RailPictures.Net Photo: RHA 1001 1003 Roy Hill Australia GE ES44AC at Erie, Pennsylvania by Kevin Burkholder
  Login · Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

» Roy Hill Australia (more..)
» GE ES44AC (more..)
» GETS Test Track (more..)
» Erie, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
» November 03, 2014
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» RHA 1001 1003 (more..)
» GE Test Track (more..)
» Kevin Burkholder (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Two of the Roy Hill General Electric Transportation System ES44AC6 locomotives - RHA 1001 and 1003 are seen crossing Water Street/Lawrence Parkway on the GETS test track at Erie, Pennsylvania on November 3. Roy Hill Australia is constructing a 215-mile rail line that will eventually feature 5 unmanned ore train sets that will feature 232 ore jennies and a total capacity of 31,450 metric tonnes of ore. The line will run from the Roy Hill mine site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to a port facility at Port Hedland. According to Roy Hill, "a marshalling yard will be located eight kilometres from the port ore car dumper. It has been specifically designed to facilitate the rapid refueling of locomotives, inspection of empty trains prior to their return to the mine and heavy maintenance tasks. A state-of-the-art, high technology communications based, automatic train protection and in cab, moving block signalling system will provide Roy Hill’s rail operations with improved safety for all track related activities and operational efficies, while also making the system ready for future autonomous rail operations. The adoption of this full vehicle tracking communication based technology will be the first of its kind to be used in Australia and will set new benchmarks for iron ore railways in the Pilbara." Lighting was a trio of AB1600 units set at full power with camera set to ISO 400, 1/250th and f7.1.
Community Response Photo Comments (3) 
Views: 8,821     Favorited: 19
Since added on November 04, 2014

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (5)+ Add to Album
GE Transportation

Album created by member mtnclimberjoe
Album Views: 9,688
Photos from the GE Transportation plants in Erie, PA and Fort Worth, TX.
General Electric Safety Cab Locomotives

Album created by member Torker
Album Views: 15,035
GE manufactured safety cab locomotives, refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GE_locomotives for a complete list. NOTE: This album includes photos of modern GE passenger locos.

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,126,152
Over 35.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
Out of the Box

Album created by member ollie
Album Views: 79,112
Brand new locomotives
Paint Schemes

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 382,494
Not just heritage schemes, not just commemorative schemes - this album is devoted to some of the world's most interesting paint schemes, past or present.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2014 Kevin Burkholder. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information