Rio latest on electric train

Article by Simone Grogan courtesy of Business News.

Rio Tinto has joined fellow Pilbara miners Fortescue Metals Group and Roy Hill Holdings in acquiring battery-electric locomotives as part of plans to curb carbon emissions.

The miner announced today it had acquired four FLXdrive locomotives from New York Stock Exchange-listed Wabtec Corporation.

It’s the same company Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill acquired a locomotive from In September 2021, considered a first for the industry.