The longest train in the world

15 enero 2007

The train from Nouadhibou to Zouerat is the longest train in the world. The iron ore train carry thousands of tons of crusehed rock in a chain of wagons up to three kilometres long. Their schecules and frequencies depend partly on the speed of the extraction at the mines, and even in the past, attacks by Polisario guerillas from over the border in Western Sahara.

There are 3 or 4 diesel-electric General Motors 3300V locomotives at the head of the train and about 200 cars each carrying up to 84 tons of iron ore, and a variable number of service cars. The total traffic averages 16.6 billion tons per year.

Travelers' cars are also occasionally transported by train; these services are managed by an SNIM subsidiary, the ATTM Society (Société d'assainissement, de travaux, de transport et de maintenance). Passenger cars are sometimes attached, but more often passengers simply ride atop the ore cars.

Take a look at this video:

More info: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 y 8

See also: Shipwrecks on the coast of Mauritania

9 Respuestas (Deja un comentario)

  1. Ad dijo...
  2. awesome again.. whay about the tickets? how much their cost?
    lol
    (is anybody here?)

  3. Luistxo - Tagzania dijo...
  4. Here there is a train in that railway. Not so long as the one you describe. Look at the distance from head to tail. Around 2 km.

  5. Anónimo dijo...
  6. This may be the longest at this point in time today, but its not the longest ever recorded. There were trains in the States that were upwards of 8km.

  7. Anónimo dijo...
  8. Longest train was in Australia bud.

  9. david dijo...
  10. long train, yes - only three motors - train is empties

  11. free ps3 dijo...
  12. Thanks for the nice post!

  13. Anónimo dijo...
  14. Chico, si te digo la verdad, me acabo de tirar un pedo laargo, largo, al acabar el artículo. ¿Habrá alguna relación?

  15. aberron dijo...
  16. Háztelo mirar

  17. Meds dijo...
  18. awesome pictures...from where you have found this...