China tests new freight train with heaviest load capacity

(Xinhua) 15:53, April 20, 2024

SHIJIAZHUANG, April 20 (Xinhua) -- A freight train with load capacity exceeding 30,000 tonnes, which is the heaviest so far in China, completed a test run on Saturday on the Shuozhou-Huanghua Railway.

Hauled by four electric locomotives, the freight train consists of 324 carriages, with a total length of 4,088 meters and a total load of 32,400 tonnes, setting new records for both the longest formation and the largest load capacity in China.

The Shuozhou-Huanghua Railway, linking the coal base of Shanxi Province and the Huanghua Port in Hebei Province, is China's second-largest channel for coal transport.

The test train ran from Cangzhou City in Hebei to Huanghua Port.

(Web editor: Zhang Wenjie, Liang Jun)


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