[Marxism] RAILWAY GAZETTE: Cuban diesels shipped from China

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 21 03:40:01 MDT 2008

Cuban diesels shipped from China
20 Jun 2008

The first 11 of 40 type DF7G-C diesel-electric locomotives ordered
from China Northern's February 7th Locomotive Works in Beijing were
shipped from the Chinese port of Tianjin on June 12.

The rest are due to be despatched from China during August, along
with five DF7K-C Bo-Bo shunting locomotives.

CNR said a previous batch of 12 type DF7G-C locomotives are 'running
well' in the hot and humid conditions in Cuba, where they had been
'warmly welcomed by Cuban people.'

Earlier this year Cuban Transport Minister Jorge Luis Serra announced
plans to buy 100 locomotives from China under a US$500m rolling stock
investment programme. They will be delivered in 2009-10, along with
200 passenger vehicles. 550 wagons are also to be supplied from Iran.

     Los Angeles, California
     Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
     "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"

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