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Old June 20th, 2016, 04:07 AM   #21
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Yesterday I watched on tv a 45min reportage about Angola railways.

Lobito-Benguela-Cubal line wich is part of railway to Dar Es Salam.



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Old June 20th, 2016, 08:14 AM   #22
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Old August 18th, 2016, 04:32 PM   #23
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Is this going to be built? Or are govts just talking about it and not confirming it?...Seeing DR Congo is one of the most unstable country in Africa plus even previous fears of separatism in Katanga province, its hard to see how this is possible?
Maybe its possible to have a Angola-Zambia-Tanzania railway instead and skip out DR Congo?
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Old August 18th, 2016, 07:57 PM   #24
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Katanga has the resources that makes it a logical goal for such a route.
Perhaps it would be better if they become independent but that's a different discussion...
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Is this going to be built? Or are govts just talking about it and not confirming it?...Seeing DR Congo is one of the most unstable country in Africa plus even previous fears of separatism in Katanga province, its hard to see how this is possible?
Maybe its possible to have a Angola-Zambia-Tanzania railway instead and skip out DR Congo?
They are currently rebuilding the tracks between Lumbumbashi and Sakania at the Zambian border. Since they already have the facilities to produce concrete ties it would make sense to continue with other sections of SNCC's deteriorate network. Katanga is easily the best working part of DRC so there is hope that within the next decade they can re-open the line to Benguela.

Grindrod, a South African conglomerate, took over parts of the Zambian rail network promising to built a direct link to the Benguala railway. Sadly they significantly scaled back their ambitions stopping procurement of any construction services. They ordered some new locos though.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 12:25 AM   #26
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Just get China to do it, seeing that it was China who rebuild the Benguela railway in Angola plus build TAZARA in Zambia/Tanzania.
I know Katanga have a lot of minerals but Zambia does too...that's why they're known as the copper bullets, lol
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Just get China to do it, seeing that it was China who rebuild the Benguela railway in Angola plus build TAZARA in Zambia/Tanzania.
I know Katanga have a lot of minerals but Zambia does too...that's why they're known as the copper bullets, lol
Contrary to the popular belief China does not show much interest in projects designated to tap natural resources. China is investing in corridors (Addis-Djibouti / Mombasa-Nairobi-Kampala) to tap landlocked and under served markets for its products or is building rail when its being paid handsomely by the either Angolan or the Nigerian governments. The only actors who invest willingly into rail to tap natural resources are mining conglomerates like AccelorMittal, Rio Tinto or Vale. Even TAZARA, once China's biggest investment abroad, only receive minor hand-outs saving it from total collapse. TAZARA actually will receive more than a small hand-out and did report a profit over $13.5 million in the financial year 2015/2016.
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From Rail Journal

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GE diesel locomotives arrive in Angola
Wednesday, January 25, 2017



THE first batch of 15 GE Transportation C30 ACi Evolution Series diesel-electric locomotives for Angolan National Railways (INCFA) arrived in Angola on January 11 after completing their sea voyage from the United States

GE was awarded a contract by AEnergia in early 2015 to supply 100 of the six-axle 1067mm-gauge locomotives, which are equipped with 12-cylinder 2.2MW FDL12 diesel engines. Key features of the C30 ACi for Angola include ac-ac traction, an electronic airbrake system and driver-machine interface screens in both English and Portuguese. The locomotives have a maximum speed of 100km/h and a 21-tonne axleload

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