How a piece of US rail history found an unlikely new life in the Pilbara

The story of the Silver Star starts out in the midwest of the United States in the late 1930s, when rail was still a dominant mode of cross-country passenger transport.

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Aussie tech could help mining’s rubber bounce back into something useful

There could soon be a commercial scale option to turn used mining tyres into something useful, in a very cyclical kind of way. 

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Rio Tinto takes aim at electric train fleet for the Pilbara

The trains will be recharged at purpose-built stations at ports or mines and will also be capable of producing additional energy through a regenerative brake system.

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World-first autonomous road train ambition for WA miner

World-first autonomous road trains have been identified as the way of the future for one leading WA iron ore miner.  Mineral Resources recently announced a partnership with specialist Hexagon, to develop an autonomous road solution that would allow triple-trailer trains to haul ore from the Ashburton Hub project to the Port of Ashburton.  Road train convoys […]

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Hitch a ride on one of the world’s busiest train corridors…in outback WA?

The remote scenery can be stunning but there aren't too many passengers to enjoy the view!

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Pilbara Ports’ first female marine cadets to set sail on giant iron ore carrier

The first ever female marine cadets at Pilbara Ports Authority will spend the next six months at sea on board a giant Rio Tinto boat carrying iron ore to Asia. 

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Giant pink blast lights up the Pilbara for a very good cause

At first glance it could be the mother of all baby reveals – but delve a little deeper and it’s something much bigger and more far-reaching than that. 

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Roy Hill electric loco

Mining’s electric revolution continues with battery-powered ore train for the Pilbara

The electrification of the WA mining industry continues to gather pace, with Roy Hill set to employ the world’s first totally battery-powered locomotive at its Pilbara operations. 

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First recruits set to hit the tracks at new WA mining rail academy

BHP recently welcomed the first 54 of its recruits to the Academy as part of a plan to train 200 train drivers over the next three years to keep up with the global demand for resources.  

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Perth geologist turns love for WA’s rugged rocks into make-up range

As a geologist, Eliza Stewart knows she has been given a unique opportunity to appreciate the colours and contours of WA’s outback

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