The longest train in the world
March 1, 2018
The longest railway line-up is registered in the Guinness Book of Records also in Australia.
The Mount Newman branch line is owned by BPH Billiton and is used to transport iron ore minerals. The length of the track is 426 kilometers - this is one of the longest non-state railway lines. The road of development dates back to 1969. A train with ore goes between the cities of Newman and Port Hedland for approximately 8 hours, usually including 250 rolling stock units that extend over more than 2.6 kilometers. In 2001, the train set a record in the world in terms of the length of the train and its cargo capacity. It included 682 cars, transported 82,000 tons of ore, and its length was 7.3 kilometers. From the Yandi mines to Port Hedland, the train pulled eight locomotives.