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Transnet assembles electric locomotives TRANSNET Rail Engineering (TRE) has begun assembling class 20E electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail at its Koedoespoort facility near Pretoria following the delivery of the first batch of 10 units from China.
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Vossloh will unveil at InnoTrans a full-scale model of its innovative dual-mode locomotive, the EuroDual. It will also exhibit a rejuvenated LRV for Bonn to demonstrate its vehicle refurbishing skills, as David Briginshaw discovers.THERE is...
transnet-assembles-electric-locomotives
TRANSNET Rail Engineering (TRE) has begun assembling class 20E electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail at its Koedoespoort facility near Pretoria following the delivery of the first batch of 10 units from China. TRE will assemble...
rvr-secures-finance-for-locomotives
RIFT Valley Railways has taken delivery of its first batch of former GE B23-7 diesel locomotives which have been rebuilt by NRE as C23-7 units equipped with NRE's NForce control and concluded a $US 20m...
transnet-purchases-used-australian-locomotives
TRANSNET Freight Rail, the rail arm of South African state-owned port and rail operator Transnet, has bought 34 former Queensland Rail diesel-electric locomotives as a stopgap measure as it waits for new locomotives, ordered in...
tanzania-seeks-advisor-for-ppp-rail-upgrade
TANZANIA is in the process of securing an advisor for a $US 1bn public-private partnership (PPP) scheme to upgrade Tanzania Railways' (TR) 970km metre-gauge line linking Dar es Salaam with Dodoma, Tabora and Isaka."The government...
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DYNAMIC testing of the first LRV for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is underway at the CNR Changchun plant in China. The fleet of 41 three-section 70% low-floor vehicles will have a maximum speed of 70km/h....
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ALSTOM confirmed on August 20 that it has been selected as preferred bidder for a Dinars 21bn ($US 260m) contract to supply 17 bi-mode (diesel and electric) multiple units to Algerian National Railways (SNTF) for...
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A CEREMONY was held in Angola on August 13 to mark the completion of a project to rebuild the 1344km Benguela Railway from Luau on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to Lobito...
transnet-secures-$us-563m-locomotive-loan
SOUTH AFRICAN state-owned rail and port operator Transnet has secured a Rand 6bn ($US 563m) funding guarantee from US export credit agency US-Exim to fund the acquisition of 233 diesel-electric locomotives from GE Transportation. The guarantee...
alstom-withdraws-from-casablanca-lrt-maintenance-contract
ALSTOM has pulled out of a contract to maintain Casablanca's light rail network citing "unresolved contractual differences" with Casa Tram, the consortium appointed by Casa Transport to operate and maintain the line. The Casa Tram consortium...