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BHP to trial battery trains

BHP has become the latest Western Australian iron ore miner to opt for battery-electric locomotives, following in the footsteps of Roy Hill, Fortescue Metals Group and Rio Tinto.

BHP is looking to phase out its diesel locomotives and replace them with battery-electric options.

BHP is looking to phase out its diesel locomotives and replace them with battery-electric options.

Unlike the others it is testing the offerings of two suppliers, trialling two Wabtec FLXdrive locomotives and two EMD Joule engines from Caterpillar subsidiary Progress Rail. Roy Hill and Rio Tinto are...

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