KiwiRail to end electric freight haulage

KiwiRail is to cease electric haulage of freight trains on the North Island Main Trunk line (Photo: Cody Cooper/CC BY-SA 3.0).

NEW ZEALAND: Following two years of studies, national railway KiwiRail announced on December 21 that it had decided to cease electric haulage of freight trains on the North Island Main Trunk line in favour of using diesel locomotives.

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