Aurizon runs longest coal train

Australian rail freight company Aurizon recently marked an historic milestone, running the longest train ever through its Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN)

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The average Aurizon train on the CQCN has around 100 wagons and a payload of about 8,500t of coal

The 2.3km train had 136 wagons and carried 11,000t of coal through the Blackwater rail system to the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).