6 Longest Goods Train in  the World

Sishen-Saldanha, South Africa (1989) 

This South African behemoth holds the confirmed record for the longest train by car count. It comprised a whopping 660 wagons and stretched an impressive 7.302 kilometers (4.537 miles). 

Datong-Qinhuangdao Railway, China (2014) 

This experimental train holds the record for the longest train by weight, hauling 31,500 tons of cargo.  The length was a substantial 3.971 kilometers (2.467 miles). 

Pilbara Railways, Western Australia (ongoing) 

While not a single record-breaking train, the Pilbara network in Australia regularly operates some of the longest trains in the world for iron ore transportation. These trains can range from 2-4 kilometers (1.24-2.48 miles) in length. 

BHP Gina Rinehart Roy Hill Project, Western Australia (ongoing) 

Similar to Pilbara Railways, this project in Western Australia utilizes extremely long trains for iron ore transportation. Train lengths can reach up to 2.7 kilometers (1.68 miles). 

Cloud Peak Energy, Wyoming, USA (ongoing) 

Coal transportation in the US also involves lengthy trains. Cloud Peak Energy operates trains hauling coal that can reach up to 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) in length. 

CSX Transportation, USA (ongoing) 

This major freight railroad company in the United States utilizes long trains for various cargo types. Train lengths can vary depending on the route and cargo, but some can reach up to 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) in length.