WITH much excitement and surrounded by Pilbara dust, Roy Hill executive chairman Gina Rinehart and guests gathered up at Roy Hill’s Port Hedland rail terminal yard to christen their special pink trains.
The trains have been painted pink in honour of the Ms Rinehart’s commitment to supporting patients with breast cancer and related cancers, which continues from the first pink trucks launch back in 2016.
At the special ceremony, Dr Patricia Kailis, AM OBE of the Kailis Group joined Gina Rinehart to christen the locomotives in honour “For Mothers” and “Women of the North” due to their long standing histories in the region.
The trucks christened at this special event were Hitachi mega trucks, which have a payload carrying capacity of 296 tonnes.
The first pink truck christened at this special event was named “Melinda “ after one of Hancock’s accounting team based in Perth, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at theage of 27, and who is now in remission.
The second truck christened was named in honour of General Electric (GE), the manufacturer and supplier of Roy Hill’s locomotive fleet which is made up of 23 trains.
The third pink truck christened was in honour of the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), Roy Hill’s valued supplier of ore cars, who timely delivered the first pink ore wagons.