MONGOLIA: CNR Dalian has completed five 1520 mm gauge diesel locomotives for export to Mongolia, its second delivery to the country.
They have 16V240ZJD engines rated at 2940 kW, and feature air-conditioning and a toilet for crew comfort.
NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail signed an order for a further 20 DL diesel locomotives from CNR Dalian on June 2. Scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2012, they will be identical to the 20 ordered in 2009 and delivered in two stages over the last year. During the last ...
MONGOLIA: Expressions of interest in financing, building and operating a 1 100 km east-west railway have been called by national railway shareholding company MTZ. The line was approved by parliament last year, and is to be developed in four sections: from Dalanzadgad via Tavan Tolgoi and Tsagaan Suvarga to Saynshand ...
MONGOLIA: Ulaanbaatar Railway signed a contract with Transmash Holding for the supply of 35 2TE116UM twin-section diesel freight locomotives and 13 TEM18DM shunters on October 28. An initial four main line and five shunting locomotives are to due be delivered to UBTZ this year, and the remainder by July ...
News from the world rail freight market
AUSTRALIA: Queensland-based Bowen Rail Company has applied to the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator for accreditation as a train operating company, having already started the procurement of locomotives and wagons. Describing itself as a ‘next-generation rail business, created to transport Queensland’s high quality ...
EUROPE: EU transport ministers endorsed a formal declaration in Berlin on September 21 committing them to ‘support international rail freight and further strengthen the Rail Freight Corridors’. Acknowledging that the Rail Freight Corridors had ‘proven to be very effective in developing common measures facilitating the enhancement ...
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