CANBERRA – A runaway freight train in the Australian region Pilbara some 92 kilometres without a driver driven. Mining company BHP Billiton Ltd. let the train, which consisted of four locomotives and 268 wagons, finally aware of derailing.
BHP has some 1,000 kilometres of rail in the Pilbara, a region where a lot of iron ore in the ground.
The company reports that the train drove away when the driver was getting out to check. The vehicle denderde then head towards the town of Port Hedland. The control room of BHP in Perth left the train in the end from the track. The mining company says the incident, to investigate with the authorities.
BHP has some 1,000 kilometres of rail in the Pilbara, a region where a lot of iron ore in the ground. The raw materials are through to Port Hedland shipped to foreign customers. The mining company laid because the incident is all the private traffic still in the area, where the trains leave driving around which is almost 3 km long.