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Long Train Runnin……

Posted by mervfrench on May 21, 2009


An ore train on the way from Mt Newman Iron Ore Mine to the port of Pt Hedland .  When we drove down the rail track road last year there was one of these trains on the hour every hour. Approx 3kms long and with 2 engines up front 2 engines in the middle and 2 engines at the back they are an amazing site. We often tried counting the ore cars but always lost count somewhere around 250 270  so they probably have around 300.

Amazing to think that some of this ore will end up in maybe a car or a building somewhere on the other side of the world.

4 Responses to “Long Train Runnin……”

  1. Awesome, and I think the interstate trains are long. Nice set of images, how did you get the train to stay still for the pano?

  2. Looks like great country out there, cannot wait to see a bit of it.

  3. mervfrench said

    Yep I’m sure you’ll love it out there as you no doubt like the great outdoors.

  4. Tony Middleton said

    Ahh yep…long frikken trains mate ! I recall these suckers from when I went to the Pilbara all those moons ago….

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