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Forum: Narrow Gauge 29th March 2021, 22:05
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Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the last post based around the book by...

This is the last post based around the book by M.F. Hill which was published in 1949 just as the Tanganyika and Kenya/Uganda networks became one organisation. It cover the Second World War and the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 24th March 2021, 21:11
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Sugar Factory Branches off the Kisumu Line ...

The Sugar Factory Branches off the Kisumu Line

An on-line acquaintance has recently pointed out that the tenth article in this series about the Uganda Railway is incomplete in that it omits to...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 25th February 2021, 22:15
Replies: 42
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Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Great Depression and the Coming War ... ...

The Great Depression and the Coming War ...

https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/02/18/the-kenya-and-uganda-railways-and-harbours-the-great-depression-and-years-of-argument
Forum: Narrow Gauge 7th February 2021, 08:11
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Hi, yes, large working profits in the years 1924...

Hi, yes, large working profits in the years 1924 to 1929 made up for gross underfunding over many years. All of the working profit was plugged back into the railway and Harbours.

The story in the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 6th February 2021, 21:25
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Uganda Railway and it's Gilded Years -...

The Uganda Railway and it's Gilded Years - 1924-1929

The railway saw significant increases in turnover and working profit in the years prior to the Great Depression
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 8th January 2021, 17:07
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Uganda Railway after WW1. ..... In the...

The Uganda Railway after WW1. .....

In the years immediately after WW1, further European settlement was encouraged and 'European' electoral areas were set up. By 1921, the Census revealed the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 28th December 2020, 19:03
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Uganda Railway during the Great War. ... ...

The Uganda Railway during the Great War. ...

"The Uganda Railway" was essential to the sustenance of the East Africa Protectorate and the Uganda Protectorate during WW1. It suffered greatly from...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 27th December 2020, 11:45
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The Uganda Railway at the beginning of 20th...

The Uganda Railway at the beginning of 20th century.

Further reflections on the Uganda Railway and the book, "Permanent Way" written by M.F. Hill.
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 19th December 2020, 21:39
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
It is a while since I completed this thread about...

It is a while since I completed this thread about The Uganda Railway. Or at least thought I had completed it.

In the autumn of 2020, someone kindly pointed out that I had not referenced the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd January 2019, 21:38
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Continuing to read through the 1950 editions of...

Continuing to read through the 1950 editions of The Railway Magazine, I came across this article in the June issue:
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 28th December 2018, 18:54
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Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Over Christmas 2018, I have taken some time to...

Over Christmas 2018, I have taken some time to look through older Railway Magazines which have been waiting for my attention for months. I have enjoyed looking at copies of The Railway Magazine from...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 4th July 2018, 15:54
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
I anticipate that this is the final post in this...

I anticipate that this is the final post in this series about Uganda Railway and its successors. I trust that you have enjoyed these posts. If you have, then I have been posting about metre-gauge...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd July 2018, 15:55
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Two posts remain to complete the story of the...

Two posts remain to complete the story of the line. This is the first of these. It brings the story of the line up to date (to 2018).
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 29th June 2018, 17:33
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The East African Railways and Harbours...

The East African Railways and Harbours Corporation began to look at replacing its steam locomotives with more modern power units. This next post is part of that story.
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 26th June 2018, 18:10
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the third post about Locomotives and...

This is the third post about Locomotives and Rolling Stock on the network of lines in Uganda and Kenya.
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Forum: Narrow Gauge 24th June 2018, 19:17
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
One of the small snippets of information I have...

One of the small snippets of information I have encountered while writing the series of posts on the Uganda Railway and its successors is an almost passing comment made in a number of texts about the...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 19th June 2018, 22:01
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The first of these posts about locomotives and...

The first of these posts about locomotives and rolling stock on the railways of Uganda and Kenya covered locomotives used by the Uganda Railway. This second post primarily covers locomotives...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 17th June 2018, 12:15
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
My original plan was to provide details of...

My original plan was to provide details of locomotives and rolling stock on the Railway in a single post. This has become a little unwieldy so further posts will follow this one ...


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Forum: Narrow Gauge 12th June 2018, 16:23
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This is the last post relating directly to the...

This is the last post relating directly to the lines of the Uganda Railway and covers the first railway built in Uganda. The last post on the Uganda Railway will cover the locomotives and rolling...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 11th June 2018, 19:53
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
This next post relates to the western extension...

This next post relates to the western extension of the Uganda Railway through to Kasese and the Kilembe Mines. (I am expecting to post twice more about the Uganda Railway. There is one branchline...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 11th June 2018, 08:22
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
We are now in Kampala and preparing to travel on...

We are now in Kampala and preparing to travel on to Kasese.



This post (below) is the penultimate post on the direct route from Mombasa to Kasese. After this there will be three further posts....
Forum: Narrow Gauge 7th June 2018, 21:42
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The journey continues from Jinja to Kampala...

The journey continues from Jinja to Kampala .......

“The Nile River Bridge at Jinja was built in the late 1920s. It is perhaps the iconic structure for the whole of the metre-gauge railway system...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 5th June 2018, 11:27
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
We have now returned to the mainline at Tororo...

We have now returned to the mainline at Tororo and are heading on toward Kampala.

The story continues .... "We leave Tororo is a north-westerly direction following the contours on the north side...
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd June 2018, 20:06
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
The second covers the length to the end of the...

The second covers the length to the end of the branch-line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/uganda-railways-part-17-gulu-to-arua
Forum: Narrow Gauge 3rd June 2018, 19:17
Replies: 42
Views: 10,568
Posted By RogerFarnworth
Two more posts about the branch-line to Gulu and...

Two more posts about the branch-line to Gulu and Arua. The first takes us from Soroti to Gulu.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/uganda-railways-part-16-soroti-to-gulu
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