Roy Hill celebrates 10,000th train journey
On Thursday 21 July 2022, Roy Hill celebrated the 10,000th train journey on its rail network.
The train left the ‘Tad yard’ – named after Roy Hill Executive Director Tad Watroba – at 8.55 am to
complete the 344km trip.
Driven by Operator Train Driver Shane Byfield, this passage brought the total distance travelled by
Roy Hill’s trains to over 3.44 million kilometres to date.
Fittingly, it was our ‘Ginbata’ train that made the milestone journey, its name representing a combination of the names of Roy Hill’s Executive Chairman Dr Gina Rinehart AO, Director Barry Fitzgerald and Executive Director Tad Watroba.
Roy Hill Chief Executive Gerhard Veldsman said this milestone is a testament to the vision of our
Executive Chairman, the tenacity of Roy Hill and the hard work of its people.
“We know this doesn’t just happen. It involves people at many levels operating together safely and
effectively over many years. Well done to everyone involved in this incredible milestone,” he said.
This milestone comes almost seven years after the first trainload of high-grade fine ore railed
from Roy Hill to Port Hedland on 22 November 2015.
The 1,000th train journey to Port Hedland from the Roy Hill Mine came in February 2017, achieving
the fastest time for an iron ore mine in Western Australia