ANTOFAGASTA and Bolivia Railway (FCAB) has received and begun operation with seven EMD GT42AC locomotives, marking the beginning of its fleet renewal which is set to continue in 2019 with 11 additional locomotives on order, including five C23EMP single-cab ac/dc diesel-electric locomotives from GE Transportation.
CHILE’s Antofagasta Railway (FCAB) has awarded GE Transportation a contract to supply five C23EMP single-cab ac/dc diesel-electric locomotives for delivery in 2019. The deal, the first between the two partners, includes a parts, service and warranty agreement.
THE Chilean embassy in Argentina and the government of the Argentinean province of Salta hosted a symposium for senior diplomats, politicians, and industrialists in Salta on May 29 with the aim of kickstarting the revival of the Northern Transandine railway.
During the last 50 years, Bolivia has carried out five feasibility studies into connecting its two separate networks, but not one of them has brought the project closer to fruition. With a sixth study underway, Ian Thomson-Newman questions the prospects for a new Atlantic - Pacific rail link.