Metlaoui / Seldja Canyon Gallery

Seldja canyon line/mining | Metlaoui yard

Metlaoui is a busy phosphate shipping hub in central Tunisia. There are several phosphate mines in the area so there's a steady coming and going of trains. Some of the outbound loads get helper units in the rear. Employed are the classes DH, DI, DN, and DP. Industrial GE switchers add variety. On this page the non-MLW/BBD power is shown. All hood units are operated on both directions, so also long hood forward.

The massive DN 308 (GE U22C @ 2500 hp) leaves Metlaoui, January 3rd, 2002. Don't get it wrong, this is still meter gauge!!!

Rolf Stumpf photo

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{short description of image} GE115 arrives with a long string of phosphate loads from the Metlaoui mine at Metlaoui SNCFT yard, January 3rd, 2002.

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GE115 at Metlaoui, January 3rd, 2002.

Rolf Stumpf photo

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{short description of image} To the delight of four railfans (Stan, Dave, Alan and Rolf) DJ-128 does the switching chores at Metlaoui yard. January 3rd, 2002.

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EMD brute DH221 arrives with phosphate loads from the Seldja line at Metlaoui where the freight papers are picked up by the local SNCFT staff. January 3rd, 2002.

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Seldja canyon line/mining | Metlaoui yard


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