• Short Summary

    NEW RAILWAY ENGINES AND CARRIAGES - THE FIRST OF SEVERAL MILLION POUNDS (STERLING) WORTH TO BE SUPPLIED BY JAPAN - HAVE BEEN ON DISPLAY IN LUBUMBASHI.

  • Description

    NEW RAILWAY ENGINES AND CARRIAGES - THE FIRST OF SEVERAL MILLION POUNDS (STERLING) WORTH TO BE SUPPLIED BY JAPAN - HAVE BEEN ON DISPLAY IN LUBUMBASHI.

    THE NEW ROLLING STOCK - THREE LOCOMOTIVES, TWO PASSENGER COACHES AND A GOODS TRUCK - IS THE FIRST DELIVERED UNDER A VAST RE-EQUIPMENT PROGRAMME. THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED MORE THAN FIVE MILLION POUNDS (STERLING) WORTH OF JAPANESE RAILWAY EQUIPMENT.

    GOVERNOR LEON ENGULU OPENED THE EXHIBITION WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE KATANGA PROVINCE ADMINISTRATION AND THE RAILWAY.

    BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF NEXT YEAR THE RAILWAY COMPANY WILL INCREASE ITS ROLLING STOCK BY 40 PER CENT. IT PLANS TO ACQUIRE 75 NEW LOCOMOTIVES, 40 COACHES, AND 510 GOODS TRUCKS OF THE LATEST DESIGN.

    THE JAPANESE ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN THE GOVERNMENT'S PLAN TO LINK THE KATANGA REGION IN THE EAST WITH THE ATLANTIC PORT OF MATADI. A CONSORTIUM OF JAPANESE, BRITISH AND BELGIAN FIRMS SIGNED A CONTRACT LAST JANUARY FOR A SURVEY OF THE PROJECT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB2DYN6DYDVJVL5JN81B8Q1IT1
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2DYN6DYDVJVL5JN81B8Q1IT1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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