May 22, 2022

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Photos: North Korea unveils sleek and modern train locomotive upgrade

The newly-revealed train locomotive is part of a greater national effort to modernize the country's transit

North Korean engineers revealed the design and build of a new, modern electric train locomotive — the latest update to the country's transportation sector, which has undergone a range of modernization efforts in recent years.

On Tuesday, North Korean state media showed off a blue-and-white colored loco, which features a curved body and much smoother design than previous North Korean rail power units. It appears to be the first design with an asynchronous motor completed since 2011.