Eggy went to Port Hedland as a kid, stayed and now has a street named after him

Not many people can claim to have a street named after them. Fewer still can lay claim to having a street named in honour of their nickname.

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Like father, like daughter as first Rail Academy intake graduates

The first 60 members of BHP’s Pilbara Rail Academy are set to graduate – with a special father-daughter story among them. 

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WA mine site worker reels in monster catch, feeds colleagues 

A WA mine site worker is soaking up his moment in the sun after catching a bass grouper that weighed more than 50kg. 

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Pilbara towns cop a year’s worth of rain in a fortnight, record ‘coldest’ days

It’s supposed to be the start of dry season in WA’s north but don’t try telling that to any of the Pilbara towns that have been deluged by rain in the second half of May.

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World-first autonomous road train project steps up a gear in WA

Mineral Resources seems to have hit paydirt with its autonomous road train project – announcing a world-first success from a platoon hauling a cumulative 900 tonnes of iron ore. 

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Kyal Randazzo

How an unexpected cadetship opened up the world

The past three years have been quite the journey for Port Hedland's Kyal Randazzo.

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The Pilbara – beautiful one moment, apocalyptic skies the next 

Pilbara towns and mine sites are used to expecting some of the unexpected during wet season – but the past few weeks have been particularly fruitful for storm chasers and weather watchers. 

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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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