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Date: 07/24/19 14:49
Regular service steam returns to Zimbabwe
Author: LTCerny

In June, Zimbabwe started using its own new currency (instead of the U.S. Dollar, which replaced the former currency a few years ago at a rate of something like one quintillion to one).  Inflaton has taken off again and diesel fuel is difficult to obtain.  A report by Bernd Seller of Far Rail Tours is that some switching in the yard at Bulawayo has now returned to steam.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/19 07:46 by LTCerny.



Date: 07/24/19 15:42
Re: Regular service steam returns to Zimbabwe
Author: andersonb109

With only one serviceable locomotive. But good news none the less. 



Date: 07/24/19 16:33
Re: Regular service steam returns to Zimbabwe
Author: utwazoo

I'm surprised they're able to run the railway at all.



Date: 07/25/19 11:52
Re: Regular service steam returns to Zimbabwe
Author: Harlock

Which engine?  Probably 414 or 519...

Mike Massee
Tehachapi, CA
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Date: 07/28/19 09:43
Re: Regular service steam returns to Zimbabwe
Author: Lackawanna484

How long until tours are arranged, and passenger trips offered?

Zimbabwe hasn't had a viable tourist business in quite a while, has it?



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