Transnet to hand over first locally built locomotives to Zim


Wednesday will see the official hand-over by Transnet of the first locally built mainline locomotives, wagons and passenger coaches to National Railways of Zimbabwe.

Transnet Engineering, led by its chief officer - advanced manufacturing, Thami Jiyane, will preside at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bulawayo which will be attended by the Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnagangwa and Minister of Transport, Joram Gumbo.

The transaction is valued at over R2 billion and involves:

· 24 locally manufactured locomotives (Trans-Africa locomotive)

· 10 new locomotive shunters and 13 refurbished shunters

· 200 general purpose wagons

· 768 wagons to be refurbished

· 162 passenger coaches


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