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RogerFarnworth 12th May 2018 16:07

Uganda Railways -Metre Gauge
 
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...ailways-part-1

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

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

RogerFarnworth 12th May 2018 16:51

This second post provides some more information about the history of what is often called 'The Lunatic Line'.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...ailways-part-2

RogerFarnworth 15th May 2018 12:54

This third post in the series starts the journey along the 'Lunatic Line'.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...ailways-part-3

DSY011 18th May 2018 20:47

Thanks, good to see some pictures of Garratt's (not Barratt's) in Africa again Roger. I was a fireman on Garratt's in Rhodesia back in the 60's. The 59's were the largest Garratt's in Africa and our class 20A's were the next. We also had 14,14A,15,15A,16, 16A,20 and 20A class Garratt's. The only ones I never fired was the 16 and 16A class. The East African Railways had oil fired loco's, but all the Rhodesian Railways loco's were coal fired. Only the 20, 20A classes had a worm and steam jet firing system.

RogerFarnworth 18th May 2018 21:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSY011 (Post 90005)
Thanks, good to see some pictures of Garratt's (not Barratt's) in Africa again Roger. I was a fireman on Garratt's in Rhodesia back in the 60's. The 59's were the largest Garratt's in Africa and our class 20A's were the next. We also had 14,14A,15,15A,16, 16A,20 and 20A class Garratt's. The only ones I never fired was the 16 and 16A class. The East African Railways had oil fired loco's, but all the Rhodesian Railways loco's were coal fired. Only the 20, 20A classes had a worm and steam jet firing system.

Hi DSY011
I kept correcting the autospell function. I must have missed some .... my apologies!

I have now been through Post 3 and corrected the misspelling! Thanks for pointing it out.
Roger

RogerFarnworth 19th May 2018 16:43

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...mazeras-to-voi

RogerFarnworth 21st May 2018 08:58

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...t-5-voi-to-ulu

RogerFarnworth 22nd May 2018 09:30

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...ulu-to-nairobi

RogerFarnworth 23rd May 2018 22:23

This next post focusses on the station at Nairobi and its immediate environment.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...railway-museum

RogerFarnworth 25th May 2018 13:44

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...bi-to-naivasha


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