10 longest trains in the world

Railway operators around the world are competing to use long trains that can increase the cost-effectiveness of transportation by saving fuel, locomotive and rail car capacity. The average length of a freight train is 2 kilometers. Its increase is possible due to the addition of pulling blocks, which allow the length of the train to grow up to 8 kilometers, that is, 3-4 times.

The longest trains in the world — in the AiF.ru photo feed.

The Mount Newman Railway is owned by the Australian company BHP Billiton and is used to transport iron ore. The ore train travels between Newman and Port Hedland for approximately 8 hours. Usually it has 250 cars, but in 2001 the train set a world record for length and carrying capacity. At that moment, it had 682 wagons, it transported 82,000 tons of ore in one flight, and its length was 7.3 kilometers. Eight locomotives pulled the train from the Yandy mines to the city of Port Hedland © Commons.wikimedia.org “500” width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

Railroad trains carry coal along the 653-kilometer Daqin Railway Company in northern China. A train carrying coal typically includes 210 wagons and a total length of up to 3.2 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The railway line for the transportation of ore to South Africa is more than 800 kilometers long. Commissioned in the mid-1970s, it runs from the Sishen ore mines in the north to the port of Saldana in the west. The road is not used to transport people, only iron ore minerals are transported along it. This is a single-track road with dozens of interchanges for trains. At first, the cars on this line were pulled by electric locomotives, the train consisted of 210 units of rolling stock with a carrying capacity of 80 tons each. Then the number of cars was increased to 342. The total length of the train is 3.78 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Carajas Railway is owned by the Brazilian company Vale. To connect the ore mining sites in Carajas and the port of Ponta de Madeiro, a railway was launched in 1982, it stretched for 892 km. More than 35 types of trains pass through it. Among them there is a special one, it has 330 wagons, it stretches for 3300 meters © Youtube screenshot

Train S-400 Association of American Highways, USA. The S-400 is one of the largest trains in America, at 3,659 meters long © Commons.wikimedia.org

Rio Tinto Railway Company, Australia. The company is developing in 15 mines, and the mined ore is transported by rail with a length of more than 1,700 km. Mined minerals are loaded onto trains, which consist of an average of 226 wagons with a carrying capacity of 105 tons each. If the train is fully loaded, it will hold about 30,000 tons of ore, and will be 2.4 kilometers long © Commons.wikimedia.org

Double-deck trains are operated by the National Rail System of Canada and run by several locomotives pulling the train. Basically, a regular freight train is 3.7 kilometers long, and container trains are about 3 kilometers long. The maximum length of a freight train in the country is 4.2 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Maruti train was launched in India in 2011. It usually runs between cities such as Bilaspur and Bhuswal. The train includes 118 wagons, its cargo capacity is 9000-10000 tons, and its length is approximately 1.4 km. It was planned that the train would be longer, but problems in the security system, sharp bends along the route and the steepness of the road did not allow the plan to be realized. However, this train is the longest in India © Youtube Screenshot

The Ghan train in Australia is the only train on the list that carries people. It runs between such settlements as Darwin and Adelaide. His route is 2979 kilometers and takes approximately 54 hours to travel © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Mauritanian Train du Desert (“Desert Train”) has been transporting iron ore across the Sahara since 1963, 704 km one way. For Mauritanians, this train is the only way to reach remote areas of the country © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Mount Newman Railway is owned by the Australian company BHP Billiton and is used to transport iron ore. The ore train travels between Newman and Port Hedland for approximately 8 hours. Usually it has 250 cars, but in 2001 the train set a world record for length and carrying capacity. At that moment, it had 682 wagons, it transported 82,000 tons of ore in one flight, and its length was 7.3 kilometers. Eight locomotives pulled the train from the Yandy mines to the city of Port Hedland © Commons.wikimedia.org “500” width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

Railroad trains carry coal along the 653-kilometer Daqin Railway Company in northern China. A train carrying coal typically has 210 wagons and a total length of up to 3.2 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The railway line for the transportation of ore to South Africa is more than 800 kilometers long. Commissioned in the mid-1970s, it runs from the Sishen ore mines in the north to the port of Saldana in the west. The road is not used to transport people, only iron ore minerals are transported along it. This is a single-track road with dozens of interchanges for trains. At first, the cars on this line were pulled by electric locomotives, the train consisted of 210 units of rolling stock with a carrying capacity of 80 tons each. Then the number of cars was increased to 342. The total length of the train is 3.78 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org jpg” height=”457″ width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

The Carajas railway is owned by the Brazilian company Vale. To connect the ore mining sites in Carajas and the port of Ponta de Madeiro, a railway was launched in 1982, it stretched for 892 km. More than 35 types of trains pass through it. Among them there is a special one, it has 330 wagons, it stretches for 3300 meters © Youtube screenshot “297” width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

Train S-400 Association of American Highways, USA. The S-400 train is one of the largest trains in America, at 3,659 meters long © Commons.wikimedia.org

Rio Tinto Railway Company, Australia. The company is developing in 15 mines, and the mined ore is transported by rail with a length of more than 1,700 km. Mined minerals are loaded onto trains, which consist of an average of 226 wagons with a carrying capacity of 105 tons each. If the train is fully loaded, it will hold about 30,000 tons of ore, and will be 2.4 kilometers long © Commons.wikimedia.org

Double-deck container trains are operated by the National Railroad System of Canada and run by several locomotives pulling the train. Basically, a regular freight train is 3.7 kilometers long, and container trains are about 3 kilometers long. The maximum length of a freight train in the country is 4.2 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Maruti train was launched in India in 2011. It usually runs between cities such as Bilaspur and Bhuswal. The train includes 118 wagons, its cargo capacity is 9000-10000 tons, and its length is approximately 1.4 km. It was planned that the train would be longer, but problems in the security system, sharp bends along the route and the steepness of the road did not allow the plan to be realized. However, this train is the longest in India © Youtube Screenshot

The Ghan train in Australia is the only train on the list that carries people. It runs between such settlements as Darwin and Adelaide. Its route is 2979 kilometers and takes about 54 hours © Commons.wikimedia.org “492” width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

The Mauritanian Train du Desert (“Desert Train”) has been transporting iron ore across the Sahara since 1963, 704 km one way. For Mauritanians, this train is the only way to get to remote areas of the country © Commons.wikimedia.org

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