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VTG orders timber wagons


RUSSIA: Leasing company VTG Rail Russia has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 150 flat wagons for carrying timber products. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

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DB rejects Audit Office claims


GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has strongly rejected concerns raised by the Federal Audit Office that it had failed to manage federal funds effectively and that its finances were in disarray.

The Phnom Penh – Pursat section of Cambodia's northern main line was reopened on July 4 (Photo: Ministry of Public Works & Transport).

Cambodia Freight Forwarders call for rail improvements


CAMBODIA: The rail network is not yet working well for freight shippers despite recent improvements, a trade body told the 17th ASEAN Ports & Shipping Conference in Phnom Penh.


PKP Cargo orders 31 locomotives


POLAND: Newag signed what it said was its largest-ever contract on September 17, covering the supply of 31 Dragon 2 electric locomotives to PKP Cargo for 518·9m złoty.


RJ Corman Railroad Co leases Childersburg Line


USA: RJ Corman Railroad Co has finalised a long-term agreement to lease a 21 km short line in Coosa Pines, Alabama, from the City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority.


Rail Cargo Hungaria orders CRRC locomotives


HUNGARY: ÖBB-owned freight operator Rail Cargo Hungaria has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive a contract to supply four prototype ‘high power’ electric–battery main line and shunting locomotives.

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