July 08, 2014

EMD secures African locomotive orders

Written by  John Batwell
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EMD will supply its GT42AC locomotive to Botswana Railways. EMD will supply its GT42AC locomotive to Botswana Railways. EMD

EMD has secured four separate orders to supply locomotives to customers in Africa.

The orders include 15-18 GT42AC units for Botswana Railways (BR); 13 GT38 LC-3s for Tanzania Railways, which will be assembled by DCD in South Africa; 12-15 GT46ACs for Gabon; and an as yet unspecified number of GT38ACs for CFCO in Congo.

EMD has increased its activities in the African market in recent years, securing an order for 50 2.46MW class 39.200 locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa and upgrading class BD-2 diesels for BR.

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