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by John Ashworth
04 Aug 2021, 08:24
Forum: FOTR - Announcements and News
Topic: Arno Victor RIP
Replies: 1
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Re: Arno Victor RIP

Attached memorial
by John Ashworth
04 Aug 2021, 08:06
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: East Africa's longest railway tunnel
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Views: 4

East Africa's longest railway tunnel

East Africas longest railway tunnel Kenya has become the second country in Africa, after South Africa to boast of having the longest railway tunnel. The tunnel is estimated to be 7.14km stretching second to the Hex River Tunnels in South Africa which stands at 13.6km. This is the first of the three...
by John Ashworth
04 Aug 2021, 07:45
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway goes cashless
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway goes cashless

Payment for Kenya's modern train passenger service goes cashless Passengers using Kenya's standard gauge railway (SGR) trains will... pay for the service using cashless means only, Kenya Railways said... The Chinese-built railway that has been in operation since 2017 has been using a hybrid payment...
by John Ashworth
03 Aug 2021, 14:23
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway goes cashless
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway goes cashless

Payment for Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway goes cashless Passengers using Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway trains will from this month not be allowed to pay cash to travel. The Kenya Railways Service over the weekend announced that they will be operating cashless payments only. "As from August 1...
by John Ashworth
02 Aug 2021, 11:03
Forum: Rest of Africa - Modern Motive Power
Topic: Zambia Railways to sell obsolete locos
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Zambia Railways to sell obsolete locos

https://www.railways.africa/newsxpress/ ... k-31-2021/
Zambia Railways has issued a tender for the sale of obsolete locomotives: 6 x GT locomotives, 6 x U20C locomotives and 2 x U15C...
by John Ashworth
02 Aug 2021, 10:49
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Traxtion's EURO4000 Locos Enter Service on TAZARA (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Traxtion's EURO4000 Locos Enter Service on TAZARA (video)

Traxtion's EURO4000’s Enter Service (video) James Holley, CEO of Traxtion, discusses two recent highlights for the company in this Coffee with the Editor. Firstly, the newly branded EURO4000’s that have entered service on the TAZARA line through the Calabash operation. James discusses the project a...
by John Ashworth
02 Aug 2021, 10:47
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: Transnet cyber attack and unrest unrelated
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Transnet cyber attack and unrest unrelated

Transnet Back On Track Following Cyber Attack Transnet has managed to fully restore operations at the Ports which enables the country supply chain and logistics system to resume normal operations. The return to operations is good news for the economy. The preliminary assessment of the cyber-attack ...
by John Ashworth
02 Aug 2021, 10:41
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Namibia derailment
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Namibia derailment

https://www.railways.africa/newsxpress/railways-africa-newsxpress-week-31-2021/ A derailment involving 18 acid tankers occurred between Otavi and Otjiwarongo on the 25th July 2021 at 21h47. A total of 7 loaded tankers derailed but did not capsize and a total of 11 tankers capsized. No injuries occur...
by John Ashworth
02 Aug 2021, 07:00
Forum: Europe - Other Railway Topics
Topic: No traces of coronavirus found at major English railway stations
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Views: 10

No traces of coronavirus found at major English railway stations

No traces of coronavirus found in tests at major English railway stations No traces of coronavirus were found in tests at four major railway stations and on intercity train services, Network Rail has said. Places passengers regularly touch, such as escalator handles, ticket machines and benches, we...

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