South Africa: The 1989 World Record Longest and Heaviest Train

In South Africa railway men do things big and it doesn’t get bigger than the Sishen-Saldanha line. In 1989 the longest and heaviest train in the world made an historic trip down the line. The article below, compiled by Norman Chandler for The Star, tells the story of this record breaking feat. It appears as though a train in Australia broke the record in 2001.

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