China exports diesel locomotives to Angola

Updated: 2012-07-17 10:56


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DALIAN -- A Chinese locomotive maker announced on Monday that it has delivered five diesel locomotives to Angola, in China's first locomotive export to the African country.

The delivery, the first batch of the order, was made by Dalian Locomotive, a subsidiary of China North Locomotive and Rolling Corp Ltd, the nation's second-largest train maker.

According to an agreement signed in 2011, Angola, which used to import locomotives from the United States, will buy 15 diesel locomotives from CNR Dalian in total.

Taking full consideration of the local environment and climate, CNR Dalian has made special designs for the exports, including large shutters, to prolong the equipment service life and ensure safe operation, according to the company.