I wonder what they are using for motive power ?
Turkish tank wagons support Iraqi rail freight revival
Turkish pressure tank manufacturer Cryocan has despatched the first 50 of 400 tank wagons which Iraq’s national railway IRR has ordered as part of a project to transfer petroleum traffic from road to rail.
I find it interesting that oppressive regimes often see economic efficiency in utilising railways, whereas Western capitalist inspired societies tend to find such 'efficiencies' in diverging money into private pockets, (so long as they are the 'correct' pockets).
Should one stand back to take in the whole vista, or content oneself with just a portion?
I think bevans is right in many ways where is the policy to undertake these bold moves and address transport more friendly to the environment and making the roads safer and also lowering cost.
Australia has really become a basket case for freight with government policy driving investment into road transport and not rail as is the case in other countries.