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  • Electrified North Island main line to convert to diesel as more new locos arrive

    Electrified North Island main line to convert to diesel as more new locos arrive

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    FIFTEEN more DL class locomotives ordered by KiwiRail in 2016 from CRRC in Dalian, China arrived at the port of Mount Maunganui, near Tauranga, on October 10. They were transferred to Te Rapa (Hamilton) for commissioning two days later. KiwiRail now has 63 of the Chinese-built locos and eight more are on order. The 108-tonne…

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