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Rail freight economics history lesson — Where are you on migrating to heavy axle load train technology?

Most of Africa’s railways still can only accommodate light axle loadings of 14 to 18 metric tons. A few lines in South Africa can accommodate 26 to 30 metric ton axle loads

How poor a design standard is an axle load of less than 33 metric tons?

33 metric tons axle loading for rail freight is the North American new engineering standard since around the mid 1970 early 1980- period.

 

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