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CFM takes delivery of GE locomotives

02 Feb 2014

MOZAMBIQUE: Deputy Minister of Transport & Communications Eusébio Saíde unveiled the first four of 10 GE Transportation C30ACi diesel locomotives for Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique on Janaury 29.

The 1 067 mm gauge locomotives were ordered in 2011 at a cost of US$41·2m for use on passenger and freight trains on CFM's southern route serving the port of Maputo. They will able to haul longer and heavier trains than the current fleet of 12 older locomotives, and will reduce the need to lease traction from South Africa and India.

The locomotives were assembled at Transnet Engineering's Koedoespoort plant in South Africa, where similar locomotives have been produced for Transnet.