Australia’s Ore Trains – Long And Heavy
Terrific action at theWoodstock overpass where BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) tracks overlap!
BHP Billiton and FMG are two of the top three ore producing companies in the Pilbara region Northwest Australia.
These trains normally range from 150 to 250 iron ore cars each!
Both BHP Billiton and FMG own their own rail networks and combined, they move over 230 million tons of iron ore per year to Port Hedland.
As seen here, BHP is on the bottom track and FMG goes over the bridge!
Note: At the beginning of the clip, See if you can spot the massive 3 wagon iron ore truck in the speeding along on the highway in the background!
The overall tonnage on these trains averages a massive 90,000 tons including the weight of the train and can be pulled at an astonishing 75 klm (45 mph)on average.
- Rail Lines: BHP Billiton and FMG
- Train Types: Iron ore
- Location: Pilbara region of North Western Australia
- Annual combined tonnage: 230 tons
- Train type: iron ore
- Location: Northwestern Australia
If you work in Northern Western Australia ore industry or have seen these massive trains in action, please let us know your experience!