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Photos: Rio Tinto's $371m driverless train

With plans to double its annual iron production capacity in the coming years and a shortage of train drivers ahead, Rio Tinto has decided to invest AU$371 million in unmanned trains.
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By Suzanne Tindal, News Editor on
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The first train to travel along the Lang Hancock Railway to Rio Tinto's newest mine, Hope Downs, approaches the train load-out.

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The first train being loaded at Hope Downs.

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Fully loaded train leaves East Pilbara, en route to Dampier Port, 350km away.

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Loaded train passes empty one coming in for loading at a mine in the Robe Valley of the Pilbara.

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