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AP: Afghanistan opening first major train service

December 21, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —Operators ran the first train down Afghanistan’s first major railroad Wednesday, clearing the way for a long-awaited service from the northern border that should speed up the US military’s crucial supply flow and become a hub for future trade.

A cargoless train chugged into a newly built station in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Wednesday after a 47-mile (75-kilometer) trial run from the border with Uzbekistan, said Deputy Public Works Minister Noor Gul Mangal, who was on hand for the arrival.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. jack permalink
    December 21, 2011 21:35

    hooray. anything to speed things up! happy christmas to all.

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    December 21, 2011 23:36

    A new step on Afghanistan communications roads. An important construction that is he first artery for a roads system: that signify the abbatment of isolations, the step towards the possibility of thoughts interplay beetween afghan people, signify be winning on a power made of secular repressions.
    A new Afghanistan is borning, a new people is knowing a new live style, the possibility to have firends, to talk, communicate, on other hands: to be.
    Claudio Alpaca

  3. Rex permalink
    December 22, 2011 05:11

    I suppose it wouldn’t be too difficult to secure 47 miles of tracks. I can picture cowboys and Indian movies, where the Indians derail a train by removing a section of the track.

  4. John.T.Walker permalink
    December 26, 2011 15:17

    Have a good year in 2012 all you Soldiers/Sailors,Airmen and Women.from All Nations.All are all doing a great job of work,
    I wish you all well.come home safe.
    JTW.

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