The Mount Newman Mining Company operates a single-track line 426 km in length, for moving ore trains from Mount Whaleback to Port Hedland in Northern Australia. It has carried 200 million tonnes of traffic in 6 years. The author highlights the traction, hauled stock, track, and signalling problems arising in this type of operation. He concludes that "imported" technologies must be examined very closely for adaptation to Australian conditions, that the initial prospects must allow for possibilities of further development, and that reliability is an essential factor.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Peake, P
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 55-60
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM