TUNISIA: National railway SNCFT has taken delivery of the first 10 of 20 EMD Type GT42AC diesel locomotives which are being supplied by Progress Rail under a 165m dinar contract awarded in December 2016.

The locomotives are being produced at Progress Rail’s site in Muncie, Indiana.

Numbered 060DS651 to 060DS670, the metre-gauge locomotives are equipped with Series 710 engines, have a maximum speed of 100 km/h and incorporate features for operation in hot, dry and sandy conditions.

They will mainly be used to haul phosphate trains.