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First of 10 New Fast Trains Ready for Shipment

By John Lee. China’s Dongfang Electric Corp. has completed the first of 10 high speed, desert modified diesel trains at a ceremony attended by Iraq’s ambassador to China, Railway Gazette reports. The trains were ordered in 2012, a year after Iraq announced plans for a Basra to Baghdad high speed rail route, an initiative that does not […]

Romanian Company Wins Iraqi Rail Contract

By Matthew Gayle. The Iraqi government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Romanian railcar producer Astra to establish a joint railway company based in Iraq. According to Al-Shorfa, the Iraqi-Romanian company, which will specialize in producing trains, will be based in al-Samawa, southern Iraq. The company will also focus on rehabilitating the train […]