Durban - Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has added another feather to its cap after successfully running a 375 wagon manganese train over a distance of 861kms - making it the longest production train in the world.
The feat took place September 5 when the four-kilometre long train took off from Sishen in the Northern Cape to Saldanha in the Western Cape
The 375 wagon train is the highest number of wagons fitted on a train in the world, breaking TFR's own record 342 wagon iron ore train that is currently operational on the same Transnet corridor.
Lloyd Tobias, TFR Chief Operating Officer said the long haul operation was in line TFR’s business objective of migrating traffic from road to rail.
Transnet Freight Rail said the project will maximise the manganese volumes railed between the mines in Hotazel via Sishen to Saldanha.