• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RECENTLY INAUGURATED A NEW RAILWAY LINE LINKING THE NATION'S CAPITAL, KINSHASA, AND THE AIRPORT AT NDJILI, 13 MILES (21 KMS.) AWAY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA RECENTLY INAUGURATED A NEW RAILWAY LINE LINKING THE NATION'S CAPITAL, KINSHASA, AND THE AIRPORT AT NDJILI, 13 MILES (21 KMS.) AWAY. THE NEW TRAIN WAS SUPPLIED BY OTRACO (OFFICE DE L'EXPLOITATION DES TRANSPORTS AU CONGO).

    OTRACO BOUGHT THE ENGINE FOR THE NEW TRAIN FROM FRANCE AND THE FIVE PASSENGER COACHES FROM BRITISH MAKERS. THE TRAIN WILL PROVIDE A REGULAR COMMUTER SERVICE BETWEEN NDJILI AIRPORT AND THE GARE DE L'EST IN KINSHASA.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE POPULAR REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT WHEN HE ATTENDED THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY. THE PRESIDENT CUT A TAPE TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SERVICE, AND THEN MADE THE BRIEF JOURNEY ON THE TRAIN'S FIRST SERVICE RUN.

    THE NEW RAIL SERVICE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO SPEED UP TRANSPORT OF FREIGHT AND PASSENGER BAGGAGE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8PJEIRZH1PJYHSBU9PWQ6PH9G
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PJEIRZH1PJYHSBU9PWQ6PH9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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