• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF 26 DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE ORDERED BY THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT FOR ZAMBIA RAILWAYS ARRIVE IN LUSAKA ON MONDAY (1 MAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST OF 26 DIESEL-ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE ORDERED BY THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT FOR ZAMBIA RAILWAYS ARRIVE IN LUSAKA ON MONDAY (1 MAY). ZAMBIA RAILWAYS WILL COME INTO OPERATION AT THE END OF JUNE FOLLOWING BREAK-UP OF THE JOINTLY OWNED RHODESIAN RAILWAYS.

    BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES THE LOCOMOTIVE PULLED A SPECIAL TRAIN INTO LUSAKA STATION. ON BOARD WERE THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, MR. SOLOMON KALULU, AND MR. HENRY SHAMABANSE, MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE CENTRAL PROVINCE WHERE THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE RAILWAY WILL BE SITUATED.

    ZAMBIA'S VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. REUBEN KAMANGA, OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CABINET, AND MR. WILLIAM EDMUNDSON, CHARGE D'AFFAIRES OF THE U.S. EMBASSY IN LUSAKA, WERE WAITING AT THE STATION TO GREET THEM.

    THE REMAINDER OF THE LOCOMOTIVES ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE DURING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS FROM LOBITO BAY IN ANGOLA. THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO ORDERED 800 RAILWAY WAGONS FROM JAPAN AND 500 FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4FBJT4J4RNZ4OX73RND43W1FN
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FBJT4J4RNZ4OX73RND43W1FN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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