Iron Ore Railways in Africa

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
A number of iron ore railways have been proposed in Africa, but progress seems to be slow:

* Liberia - restore 1535mm gauge line put out of use by civil war.

* Sierra Leone - renovate and extend 1067mm line.

* Guinea - 1435mm line tied up by corruption and legal wrangling (Rio is company involved).
** Lobole (Port) - Mbalam
** See: http://www.railwaysafrica.com/news/mbalam-project

* Cameroon and Congo-Brazzaville - 1435mm line hamstrung by loss of directors in plane crash.

* Ivory Coast - 1435mm line proposed.
* * San Pedro - Bakano
* * See: http://www.railwaysafrica.com/news/san-pedro-bamako-corridor

* Mauritania - 1435mm - long established line happily operating.
* * See : http://www.railwaysafrica.com/news/mauritania-railway

Each of these lines would carry a significant tonnage of iron ore, of the order of 20-40MT/y.

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  WimbledonW Train Controller

Location: Sydney

* Sierra Leone - renovate and extend 1067mm line.
awsgc24
Whole of line closed down due to low price of iron ore.

For details of Sierra Leone see https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2190139.htm#2190139

For PARENT THREAD see https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2189234.htm#2189234
  WimbledonW Train Controller

Location: Sydney
For PARENT THREAD (Africa -) see https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2189234.htm#2189234
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
It would be better wimbledon is you could not refer back to the parent post but rather post new into the thread you are in making it much easily to follow the projects.  Do you mind doing that please?
  WimbledonW Train Controller

Location: Sydney
It would be better wimbledon is you could not refer back to the parent post but rather post new into the thread you are in making it much easily to follow the projects.  Do you mind doing that please?
NSWGR8022

I beg to differ in part. The "Parent Post" was created in the first place by going through all the "International" threads and selecting the African based threads to go into that PARENT POST. To go back to the PARENT POST there is a backwards link in each African thread. This makes it easy to navigate the African threads in two steps at a time; going Up and Down.

That said, if new information is found about say "Iron Ore in Africa", that info would not be added to the Parent Post but rather in this post called "Iron Ore Railways in Africa", and so on. This is what NSWGR8022 seems to be asking. The Parent POST only contains these links.

The PARENT POST is a bit like having an "International - Africa" topic, which can only be done by the moderators, if they had the time. There are about 50 countries in Africa which have or could have railways, plus a few special links such as "Ports and Rail" and "Iron Ore".

Finding the thread for say Senegal, requires you to find and enter the PARENT POST page, and select the link to Senegal. This page is only easy to find if it has been recently edited and hence appears on the "New Forum Posts" list.

If a link to the "PARENT POST - AFRICA" could be added to the top of the list of files, that would be nicer, but only the moderators can do this, I suppose.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
The other way to look at it might be then i look at the new forum posting summary I can see there is an african iron ore thread and it has new posts. I want to go to that thread and read new info and posts not go there and have t click to another thread.

Just my view and I do love reading your posts about africa.
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
It's amusing that the first post mentions Sierra Leone and is dated 6 years after I stopped working on their newly opened iron ore railway. Nothing like up to date news!
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

It would be better wimbledon is you could not refer back to the parent post but rather post new into the thread you are in making it much easily to follow the projects.  Do you mind doing that please?

I beg to differ in part. The "Parent Post" was created in the first place by going through all the "International" threads and selecting the African based threads to go into that PARENT POST. To go back to the PARENT POST there is a backwards link in each African thread. This makes it easy to navigate the African threads in two steps at a time; going Up and Down.

That said, if new information is found about say "Iron Ore in Africa", that info would not be added to the Parent Post but rather in this post called "Iron Ore Railways in Africa", and so on. This is what NSWGR8022 seems to be asking. The Parent POST only contains these links.

The PARENT POST is a bit like having an "International - Africa" topic, which can only be done by the moderators, if they had the time. There are about 50 countries in Africa which have or could have railways, plus a few special links such as "Ports and Rail" and "Iron Ore".

Finding the thread for say Senegal, requires you to find and enter the PARENT POST page, and select the link to Senegal. This page is only easy to find if it has been recently edited and hence appears on the "New Forum Posts" list.

If a link to the "PARENT POST - AFRICA" could be added to the top of the list of files, that would be nicer, but only the moderators can do this, I suppose.
WimbledonW
Maybe you should get your own blog?
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
What is wrong with posting here?
  M636C Minister for Railways

You can't have an article on iron ore trains in Africa without mentioning the Sishen Saldhana line.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sishen%E2%80%93Saldanha_railway_line

and, of course the locomotives

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Class_15E

The original 9E locomotives were used in the development of the specifications for the QR Coal line electrification.

Peter

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