Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival

 

News article: Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival

Turkish pressure tank manufacturer Cryocan has despatched the first 50 of 400 tank wagons which Iraq’s national railway IRR has ordered as part of a project to transfer petroleum traffic from road to rail.

  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Iraq is really investing in their rail network and 2000 wagons a quite a lot coming off a much smaller fleet. 

I wonder what they are using for motive power ?

Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival

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  allan Chief Commissioner
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Thx
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
It is worrying the Iraqi's and good on them are doing more on rail development of markets than Australia.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
It is worrying the Iraqi's and good on them are doing more on rail development of markets than Australia.
bevans

Feel free to go and live there if things are so good over there Razz
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
I think bevans is right in many ways where is the policy to undertake these bold moves and address transport more friendly to the environment and making the roads safer and also lowering cost.

Australia has really become a basket case for freight with government policy driving investment into road transport and not rail as is the case in other countries.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

I find it interesting that oppressive regimes often see economic efficiency in utilising railways, whereas Western capitalist inspired societies tend to find such 'efficiencies' in diverging money into private pockets, (so long as they are the 'correct' pockets).

Should one stand back to take in the whole vista, or content oneself with just a portion?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I find it interesting that oppressive regimes often see economic efficiency in utilising railways, whereas Western capitalist inspired societies tend to find such 'efficiencies' in diverging money into private pockets, (so long as they are the 'correct' pockets).

Should one stand back to take in the whole vista, or content oneself with just a portion?
Lockspike

The news story is just one aspect of the rail freight market in Iraq and does not cover their whole network.

Australia does have it's problems with the way it approaches freight on rail, but if any of the self flagellating, serial whingers on here can post a pic of a 1.8km long double stacked intermodal train in Iraq then go your hardest Razz
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I think bevans is right in many ways where is the policy to undertake these bold moves and address transport more friendly to the environment and making the roads safer and also lowering cost.

Australia has really become a basket case for freight with government policy driving investment into road transport and not rail as is the case in other countries.
freightgate

Policy is the major issue in Australia with transport under a regime of "State Capture". There is also the culture embedded about the reliability of the rail networks and the risk of using them in a commercial sense.  How that is changed I am not sure.

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