Locomotives delivered to Tunisia’s SNCFT

The National railway SNCFT has taken delivery of the first 10 of 20 EMD Type GT42AC diesel locomotives which are being supplied by Progress Rail under a 165m dinar contract awarded in December 2016, the Railway Gazette reports on Tuesday.

The locomotives are being produced at Progress Rail’s site in Muncie, Indiana, according to the same source.

Numbered 060DS651 to 060DS670, the metre-gauge locomotives are equipped with Series 710 engines, have a maximum speed of 100 km/h and incorporate features for operation in hot, dry and sandy conditions, the source said.

They will mainly be used to haul phosphate trains, according to the Railway Gazette.


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