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Tanzania, China and railway

Tanzania has awarded contracts to build new railway lines worth about nine billion US dollars to Chinese firms, its transport minister said, expanding Beijing’s presence in East Africa's second-biggest economy.


Trains and transparency

Recently, during the second week of March this year new ground was broken for South African railway industry equipment manufacturers, large and small. 


Taking the express

Mining Online continues to gather information on the concept of railway in the mining context.


The construction and maintenance of underground railway tracks to safety standard

Railway has always played a vital role in mining, particularly from a logistics point of view. However, in terms of the correlation between mining and railway, what does the future hold? 

In its quest to gain further insight into this mode of transport that is of critical importance to the industry, Mining Online stumbled upon a not-so-recent but fascinating paper by EJ Heyns on The Construction and maintenance of underground railway tracks to safety standard (click here to download).

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