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ArcelorMittal Liberia iron ore train
Iron ore train operated by ArcelorMittal Liberia
hauled by a General Electric ES44AC 4400hp Co-Co diesel electric locomotive

Liberia has never had a public railway network, but between the 1960s and the 1980s three distinct lines were constructed for the transport of iron ore:

In 2022, the Liberian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HPX, a mining company with interests at Nimba, Guinea, which would give the company access to Buchanan via the existing line used by Arcelor Mittal from Tokadeh, the rehabilitation of the line between Tokadeh and Yekepa, and a short 2km stretch of new line to the border with Guinea.

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