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Load as fuel

by Thomas Arndt April 2017

» When first invented, the locomotive was an iron monster. What is it today for the villager except a humble friend who calls every evening at six?

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The longest freight trains

BHP Iron Ore Train (2001, Australia)

7,353 meters

7,302 meters

Sishen–Saldanha Railway Line (1989, South Africa)

6,500 meters

Kazakhstan Railways (1986, USSR)

5,500 meters

Union Pacific (2010, USA)

3,911 meters

BNSF (2010, USA)

For comparison: the longest passenger train

1,733 meters

NBMS (1991, Belgium), 1 electric locomotive, 70 cars

Source: Wikipedia

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BHP Iron Ore Train (2001, Australia)

Sishen–Saldanha Railway Line (1989, South Africa)

Kazakhstan Railways (1986, USSR)

Union Pacific (2010, USA)

BNSF (2010, USA)

NBMS (1991, Belgium), 1 electric locomotive, 70 cars

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Load as fuel

BHP Iron Ore Train (2001, Australia)

Sishen–Saldanha Railway Line (1989, South Africa)

Kazakhstan Railways (1986, USSR)

Union Pacific (2010, USA)

BNSF (2010, USA)

NBMS (1991, Belgium), 1 electric locomotive, 70 cars