The order, which has been approved by Kenya Railways Corporation, comprises 43 DF8B freight locomotives, five DF11 passenger locomotives, and eight DF7G shunters.

The locomotives will be delivered by next May for use on the 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge line, which is due to open in June 2017. An update on the project is included in the June issue of IRJ (p30).