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SHORT DESCRIPTION



SUMMARY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS RAILWAY.
 Length of the line:
 
 Massawa, Asmara, Keren, Agordat line km 306.400 
Gauge m 0.95 
Line Massawa Asmara km 117.600
Maximum gradient  35
Maximum Altitude m 2394.50 
Altitude of Asmara m 2342.50 
Straight line km 48.102 
Number of Stations 13
Length of Stations km 9.494 
Number of curves 667 
Length of curves km 58.999 
Minimum curves radius
(All curves are ur compensated) 
m 70
Number of tunnels 30
Length of Tunnels km 3.599 
Longest Tunnel  m 372 
Shortest Tunnel m 35 
Number of Bridges 35 
Maximum No. of arches  14
Longest span m 26
Line Asmara, Keren, Agordat km 188.800 
Maximum gradient 25
Altitude of Keren  m 1390
Altitude of Agordat m 650 
Straight line km 104.318
Number of Stations 17 
Length of Station 4.482 
Number of curves 881
Total length of curves  80.000 
Number of Tunnels
Total length of Tunnel 0.889
 
Rails: standard Rail in use is of 9 and 12 metres in length weighing 27,3 kg per metre.

Fastening:
     Clips and bolts various type are in use for widening gauge in curves.

Sleepers:
     The steel sleepers will he standardised on the Agordat, type:  length 1.80 m., weight 40.4 Kgs.
     Spacing: 13 sleepers to 9 metres rail ar,d 17 sleepers to 12  metres rails are enmployed with an average of 1430             sleepers per m.

Maximum axle load permitted: 12 tons all the line.
 


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