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rogerfarnworth

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The Uganda Railway
« on: June 25, 2021, 12:25:03 PM »
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My wife and I were in Uganda in April/May 2018. I have been there regularly over the years. The national railway system is metre-gauge and is part of a network which extends from Mombasa on the Kenyan Coast  to the west of Uganda. I hope this first post is of interest to members of this forum.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/uganda-railways-part-1

Other posts about the trip, but not railway related, can be found on this link:

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/category/uganda

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 04:47:40 PM »
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This second post provides some more information about the history of what has often been nicknamed 'The Lunatic Line'.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/uganda-railways-part-2

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 06:47:41 AM »
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This third post in the series starts the journey along the 'Lunatic Line'.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/uganda-railways-part-3

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2021, 06:55:06 AM »
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There's some fascinating detail about East African Railways at the end of steam here, not by enthusiasts from Britain but by schoolboys of expat families at the "European" school in Nairobi, who had substantial experience of travel by the train in the 1950s-60s. Introduced to me by an OLd Boy now back in Britain. There's quite a bit of technical detail, along with a few classic schoolboy japes involving the train.

http://www.oldcambrians.com/Train4.html

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2021, 07:02:19 AM »
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This next post in a series about The Uganda Railway, covers the journey along the original Uganda Railway from Mazeras to Voi.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/uganda-railways-part-4-mazeras-to-voi

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2021, 10:25:18 AM »
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Very cool!  African narrow gauge...exotic and interesting!

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2021, 02:33:55 PM »
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This is the next part of a story about the Uganda Railway. It covers the length from Voi to Ulu in Kenya.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/uganda-railways-part-5-voi-to-ulu

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 11:31:10 AM »
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Our journey along the 'Uganda Railway' continues. In this post we travel from Ulu into Nairobi and notice two branch-lines on the way.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/uganda-railways-part-6-ulu-to-nairobi

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Re: The Uganda Railway
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2021, 07:02:14 AM »
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