DVIDS has three articles about the Hayratan port by Michael Vanpool.
… more than half of everything arriving into country is from the trains in Hairatan.
“[International Security Assistance Force] cargo comes through trains, and also fuel comes through here as well,” said Maj. Jason Cole, tactical command post officer in charge, 101st Sus. Bde. Joint Combat Outpost Hairatan.
“Basically the train is a great mover. Take a look at the U.S. History; the train did a lot for the growth of our nation. Trains, it’s the way to go for the future of Afghanistan, and they have a lot of plans for trains.”
Railroads in Afghanistan are starting to be embraced more by the country, after decades of war halted the expansion of trains into the country. Now the rails are planned to grow from the north down to the other provinces.
Source: New line for coalition forces, new life for Afghanistan, Michael Vanpool, DVIDS, 2011-09-17