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GE to deliver 100 locomotives to the South-African Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) operator

03-17-2010 13:12

GE Transportation has signed a contract with Transnet Limited, the state holding which owns the South-African Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) operator, for the delivery of 100 diesel-electric locomotives.
TFR is the state-owned operator dealing with railway freight transport and shipping. 10 locomotives will be manufactured in the Erie and Grove City facility in the USA, the other 90 vehicles being manufactured at the group's factory in South Africa, GE South-Africa Transportation (GESAT).
The American manufacturer will deliver the C30ACi type, the first such locomotive on the South African market. GE has also delivered diesel locomotives. The locomotives will mainly transport charcoal, the first vehicle being available at the beginning of 2011.

Source: www.getransportation.com

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