The Longest Cargo Train in the World

The record for the longest cargo train in the world was set in Australia in 2021, with a train measuring an incredible 4.3 kilometers (2.67 miles) in length. The train, operated by mining company BHP, consisted of seven locomotives and 682 iron ore wagons, and traveled a distance of 282 kilometers (175 miles) from Port Hedland to Newman in Western Australia. The record-breaking journey showcased the efficiency and capabilities of rail transportation for moving large volumes of freight, highlighting its role in supporting mining operations and economic development.