Rio Tinto's rail robot delivers its first load

IN A world first, an autonomous train remotely controlled by operators more than 1500km away has delivered a 28,000 tonne load of iron ore in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

Rio Tinto's rail robot delivers its first load Rio Tinto's rail robot delivers its first load Rio Tinto's rail robot delivers its first load Rio Tinto's rail robot delivers its first load Rio Tinto's rail robot delivers its first load

A Rio Tinto robot train has delivered its first load to port.

Achieved by iron ore giant Rio Tinto through its Autohaul program, the train carried the 28,000t, drawn by three locomotives, more than 280km from Tom Price to Cape Lambert.