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Gari la Moshi. Steam Locomotives of the East African Railways

Gari la Moshi. Steam Locomotives of the East African Railways

Gari la Moshi describes and wonderfully displays the history and operation of the steam locomotives of the East African Railways.
Ramaer, Roel
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978-91-7266-172-1
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Title: Gari la Moshi
Subtitle: Steam Locomotives of the East African Railways
Author: Roel Ramaer
Publisher: Stenvalls
Malmö, 2009
ISBN 978-91-7266-172-1
Hardcover, dustjacket, 21x30 cm, 216 pages, 200 photos, 122 detailed line drawings and maps


Description:

Railway building in East Africa started at the end of the 19th century. The colonial powers Britain and Germany had divided the land between them, but without transport links to the interior it was worthless. Construction of the German railway, the Usambarabahn, started first, but the British was in 1901 first to reach Lake Victoria. This was the Uganda Railway, so named although it was entirely in Kenya.

The Uganda Railway had been built to meter rather than cape gauge as an economy, which limited capacity but was an advantage when Tanganyika came under British rule after the first world war and the railways were linked up. Gari la Moshi: The readable and thoroughly researched text is supported by 200 photographs and 122 detailed line drawings and maps.


Content:

Foreword to the first Edition
Preface
Introduction: East Africa up to the end of the 19th century
British East Africa / Kenya - Uganda, 1890-1948

Uganda before the Railway
The Uganda Railway, 1896-1926
The Kenya-Uganda Railway, 1926-1948
Tanganyika, 1890-1948
The German Period, 1890-1918
The Tanganyika Railways, 1919-1948
East African Railways, 1948-1976
Kenya-Uganda region
Tanganyika/Tanzania region
After Umoja:
Kenya Railways Corporation
Uganda Railway Corporation
Tanzania Railways Corporation
Appendices
The Magadi Soda Company
Narrow-gauge lines in Tanganyika
The Zanzibar Railway, a short story without a sequel
Extract from a KUR shed diary for September 1939
Leading dimensions of steam locomotives
East African Railways locomotive list
Literature references
Index
Abbreviations


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