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Nigerian Railway (Rolling Stock)

Volume 467: debated on Wednesday 13 July 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how far have the requirements of the Nigerian Railway been met for locomotives and rolling stock; and if the capacity of the system is now adequate to handle the traffic by the anticipated dates.

Sixty out of 96 main line locomotives ordered for the Nigerian Railway since the war have arrived in Nigeria; 432 wagons have also been delivered and the delivery of a further 637 wagons and wagon bodies is due to be made during the year. This large quantity of new equipment should enable the railways to meet their increasing commitments.

What is the source of most of the rolling stock which has been supplied? Has it come from this country?

Almost entirely from this country. There were a few engines from Canada, but it was mainly supplied from this country.