Moura Rail System

From Global Energy Monitor

The Moura Rail System is owned and operated by QR National. This railway line services five coal mines and runs from Moura to Gladstone where it connects to the two export terminals, the RG Tanna Coal Terminal (70 million tonnes per annum capacity) and the Barney Point Coal Terminal (8 million tonnes of capacity) both of which are in the Port of Gladstone. The system also supplies coal to the Gladstone Power Stations, Comalco Refinery (Rio Tinto Alcan), Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) and Cement Australia.[1][2]

QR National states that "the Moura system consists of 228 km of track. All trains are hauled by diesel locomotives over single line sections with balloon loops at Boundary Hill, Callide Coalfields, and Dawson Mine. Trains destined for the RG Tanna Coal Terminal or the Gladstone Power Station travel via the Byellee flyover through Callemondah Yard, and into the Blackwater system. Those trains destined for the Comalco Refinery (Rio Tinto Alcan), Barney Point Coal Terminal, and Queensland Alumina Limited (Gladstone) bypass Callemondah to the north and south; enroute to their destinations."[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 QR National, "Moura System Overview", QR National website, accessed September 2011.
  2. Queensland Ports Corporation, "Port of Gladstone Information Handbook 2011", Queensland Ports Corporation, March 2011, page 13.

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