FULL STEAM AHEAD

CityPress - - Business -

On Tues­day, Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma un­veiled the Trans-Africa Lo­co­mo­tive at Koe­doe­spoort, east­ern Pre­to­ria. The first train to have been de­signed, en­gi­neered and man­u­fac­tured lo­cally by sta­te­owned en­tity Transnet, it will serve the African con­ti­nent. The lo­co­mo­tive has been cus­tomised to African con­di­tions and is suit­able for use on branch lines, in shunt­ing yards and on old rail tracks, orig­i­nally de­signed to carry light axle loads

PHOTO: GCIS

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