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Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Roger Farnworth, May 12, 2018.

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    Do please let us know if you come across anything metallic, large and forgotten rusting quietly in the skeletal remains of a shed @Roger Farnworth :)
     
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    Or any Sentinel Waggons....they might have been locos once!
     
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    Thanks for doing this Roger, absolutely fascinating. It was a wonderful railway, a real shame it will probably be largely torn up to avoid competition with the SGR.
    Hope you are enjoying Uganda, the most beautiful country on earth :)
     
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    Hello Andrew, I love Uganda. I only get there every three years or so. I am now back in the UK! Takes some time to settle back in!

    Roger
     
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    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.co...ays-part-10-west-of-nakuru-the-line-to-kisumu
     
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    We really are now almost in Uganda! The is the last post focussing on the Uganda Railway in Kenya. It takes us from Eldoret to the border with Uganda at Malaba.

    Sadly, in this post there is little evidence of locomotives. The line has seen little use over the years. I was very fortunate to be able to travel 1st Class all the way from Mombasa to Kampala in 1994. I had no idea at the time how fragile that service was.

    https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/uganda-railways-part-14-eldoret-to-malaba
     
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    With this post we have crossed the border between Kenya and Uganda. Just across the border in Tororo the mainline divides to give a Kampala/Kasese route via Jinja, and a Pakwach and Aria route via Soroti. The more northerly route through Soroti was perceived as the branch but it has been the route which has been refurbished first (in 2013).

    We will follow the branch first.

    https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/uganda-railways-part-15-malaba-to-soroti.
     
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