For more than 20 years the people at Access Recycling have been leaders in railway rolling-stock recycling. In May 2016, Access Recycling purchased 12 EMD 2170 locomotives from Aurizon Railways in Queensland. Rather than dismantling them for their components and scrap value, they were shipped to Chile for refurbishment. Access Recycling’s client, a Chilean railway operator, and will now reuse them in their locomotive fleet, hauling large volumes of iron ore, copper and other minerals.
The pictures below show the locomotives being loaded in Redbank, transported by road and then loaded onto a ship in Port Brisbane.