THE LONGEST AFRICAN RAILWAY LINE UNDER CONSTRUCTION THE "TANZAM"
LA PLUS GRANDE VOIE FERREE AFRICAINE EN CONSTRUCTION, LE "TANZAM"
The rail link between Tanzania and Zambia, called the "TANZAM", connecting the port of Dar-es-Salaam on the Indian Ocean to Kapiri M'Poshi on the Zambesi is mainly intended for exporting mine production and working the copper deposits in Northern Zambia. Of a total of 1,857 km of single track, 1,067 m gauge line, 660 km are already commercially operative. The line, which is designed for 18 t axle-loads, will be worked by diesel-electric traction throughout. Various political, economic and financial problems have put back building operations, but now that the most difficult section rising to 1,646 m is completed, work is proceeding rapidly towards Zambia.
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: p. 9-13
- LA VIE DU RAIL
- Issue Number: 237
- TRT Terms: Construction projects; Freight transportation; International trade; Location; Minerals; Railroad facilities; Technology
- Geographic Terms: Africa
- Old TRIS Terms: Mineral traffic; Railroad location
- Subject Areas: Construction; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00081266
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM