Over its seven-year existence, northwestern Australia's Hamersley Iron Railway has handled steadily increasing iron ore traffic until its gross tonnage reached an estimated 57.6 million during 1974. This 388-km high-capacity railroad is confronted with special problems of geographical isolation, harsh climate and high-growth rate. While in original design all equipment and track were based on US standards, as time passes, more European practices are introduced. The railroad is already studying new car designs and ultimately may consider doubletracking and other means of increasing capacity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Curlewis, WPC
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 4-23
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1976 12:00AM