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Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« on: May 12, 2018, 04:18:16 pm »
My wife and I are in Uganda at the moment (9th May 2018), I have been here a number of times before. The national railway system is metre-gauge. 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: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 04:55:53 pm »
This second post provides some more information about the history of what is often called 'The Lunatic Line'.

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

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 06:43:20 pm »
Reminds me of my visit to the Railway Club in Nairobi, the poshest club in town.

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 01:03:55 pm »
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: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 04:49:56 pm »
The 4th post in a series about Uganda Railways. This post 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: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 09:11:19 am »
I have just returned from a trip to Africa, staying in south-western Uganda. This is the 5th part of my story of 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: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 12:36:34 pm »
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: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 06:48:05 pm »
Thanks Roger.

I love those Garrats in LMS red livery

Best regards,


Joe
P.S. Did you visit the Railway Club in Nairobi ?

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 08:04:58 am »
Sorry Joe, no I did not.

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 10:38:44 pm »

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 01:55:49 pm »
We are gradually getting closer to the eastern border of Uganda! This is the next post in the series and covers the strech of the line from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha .....

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/uganda-railways-part-8-west-of-nairobi-nairobi-to-naivasha

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2018, 02:11:24 pm »
Another leg of the journey on the Uganda Railway.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/naivasha_to_nakuru

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2018, 08:35:23 am »
The next two posts cover the length of the old Uganda Railway to Kisumu and Butere. Originally, this line was of significant strategic importance. Trains along the line provided access to Lake Victoria and the inland steamers that then provided access to the Great Lakes region and to Kampala via Port Bell.

The construction of the line from Nakuru to Kampala and beyond changed thing significantly and the old main line became a branch-line and has seen little traffic over recent years.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/uganda-railways-part-10-west-of-nakuru-the-line-to-kisumu

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2018, 11:22:53 am »
Before we return to Nakuru to follow the main line towards Kampala, one further post about the Kisumu line. There was a short branch which left the Kisumu to Nakuru line within the confines of Kisumu city. This post focusses on that line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/uganda-railways-part-11-the-branch-from-kisumu-to-butere

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Re: Uganda Railways - Metre Gauge
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2018, 12:59:22 pm »
Thank you for these fascinating posts Roger.Do you plan to model some of this line - it would certainly be unusual!

Mike

 

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