Toll NQX has been forced to haul five 22-metre trains on the back of trucks from Queensland to South Australia due to differences in rail gauges.
The 129-tonne trains, each worth $6 million, were hauled from Maryborough to Whyalla on five separate 2,200km long truck journeys spanning three states.
Toll NQX manager John Gunning says the trains had to be delivered to South Australia via truck as Queensland has a different rail gauge to the rest of Australia.
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Can somebody please tell them the difference between a train and a locomotive? The statement that this mode of transport was necessary due to different rail gauges is a falsehood. The latest Perth suburban sets are being railed from Maryborough to Perth despite different gauges. But then if the media stuck to facts they wouldn't have anything "interesting" to say!