SD70ACe unit 4353, Warman (left,) and GE CM40-8M unit 5652, Villaneuva (right), at the Boodarie depot on the Goldsworthy railway, near Port Hedland, Western Australia. Photo: Bahnfrend, Wikimedia Commons.
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London, Ontario, Canada
BHP Billiton (now BHP) obtained ten surplus SD70ACe units for its Pilbara operations in 2008. They had been intended for service with BNSF Railway in the United States. A further nine locomotives were ordered shortly afterwards to meet growing traffic demands. All members of the class remain in service.