Zambia Railways has various types of locomotives with varying hauling capacities;
- GT 36 –Locomotive with the capacity to haul 1,800 mts gross
- U20 – Locomotive with the capacity to haul 1,200mts
- U15 – Locomotive with capacity to haul 800 mts
- 35 Class locomotive – hauling capacity of 800 mts
Zambia Railways has the following types of wagons ;
CLOSED WAGONS –They have a carrying capacity ranging from 42 – 53 tons and are ideal for bagged cargo such as Fertiliser, Cement, Sugar, Maize, Soya Beans, Stock Feed and Tobacco.
GENERAL PURPOSE/ OPEN WAGONS –These wagons have a carrying capacity of 44tons and are suitable for conveying Copper, Sulphur, Coal, Concentrates, Lime, Steel ,Bulk Sugar, Wheat, Maize, Fertilisers and various break bulk commodities.
FLAT CONTAINER WAGONS –The wagons have a carrying capacity of 44 tons and flexible for various cargo such as containerized cargo ;a 40ft container or two 20ft containers, vehicles and machinery.
TANK WAGONS– The tankers have a carrying capacity of 42 tons. They are suitable for conveying Acids,Fuels and Molasses.
SIDE TIPPING AND HOPPER WAGONS – These wagons have a carrying capacity of 40tons and utilised mainly in conveying copper concentrates.