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Mombasa, Kenya

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Roger Farnworth, May 22, 2018.

  1. Roger Farnworth

    Roger Farnworth New Member

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    You will probably have noticed on the forum that I have recently been focussing on the metre-gauge lines that served Kampala and Uganda from the East African coast at Mombasa. While doing research on the route of the Mombasa line, I came across photographs and, in particular, old postcards that showed traces of tramway or trolleyway in the streets of Mombasa in the late nineteenth century. I thought it needed more research and this blog is the result.

    https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/mombasa-kenya-a-very-early-tramway
     
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    Interesting; it seems very 'low tech' even for the time it was first opened, a refection on the cheapness of local labour rather than anything else?
     

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