• Short Summary

    A MAJOR FRENCH ENGINEERING COMPANY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL SELL 20 DIESEL - ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES TO CUBA.

  • Description

    A MAJOR FRENCH ENGINEERING COMPANY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL SELL 20 DIESEL - ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES TO CUBA. GOVERNMENT SOURCES SAID FRANCE GAVE A THREE-YEAR EXPORT - CREDIT GUARANTEE.

    THE CONTRACT IS WORTH MORE THAN GBP1 MILLION FOR THE SUPPLY OF 20 LOCOMOTIVES WITH AN OPTION FOR CUBA TO BUY TEN MORE.

    THE FRENCH SALE FOLLOWED A UNITED STATES WARNING AGAINST SALES TO CUBA. THE U.S. IS ATTEMPTING TO ENFORCE AN ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF THE CARRIBEAN ISLAND. BRITAIN AS WELL AS FRANCE HAS DECLINED TO JOIN THE BLOCKADE.

    THE 820 HORSE-POWER LOCOMOTIVES WILL HELP EASE THE CRITICAL CONDITION OF THE CUBAN RAILWAYS SYSTEM. ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL CUBAN ESTIMATE ONLY ONE QUARTER OF THE LOCOMOTIVES OPERATING IN 1959 ARE STILL USEABLE.

    DELIVERIES ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE END OF THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR. IT WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE FIRST DELIVERIES OF FRENCH HEAVY LORRIES TO CUBA HAVE BEGUN, UNDER AN ORDER FOR MORE THAN 300 ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4P4ML3ZLEDZBHYGD4005LZ8JA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4P4ML3ZLEDZBHYGD4005LZ8JA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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