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Uganda Railways -Metre Gauge

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Old 25th May 2018, 14:07
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Another leg of the journey on the Uganda Railway.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...asha_to_nakuru


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Old 26th May 2018, 08:28
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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.com...line-to-kisumu
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Old 26th May 2018, 11:10
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Before we return to Nakuru to follow the main line towards Kampala, one further post about the Kisumu line. There was a short branch which left the Kisumu to Nakuru line within the confines of Kisumu city. This post focusses on that line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...sumu-to-butere
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Old 27th May 2018, 19:52
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Back at Nakuru, we prepare ourselves to travel on to Kampala. This post takes us to Eldoret.

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Old 28th May 2018, 21:23
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Eldoret is a junction station. The branch-line service to Kitale set off from Eldoret. We follow its route.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...oret-to-kitale
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Old 29th May 2018, 09:42
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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...oret-to-malaba
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Old 1st June 2018, 22:37
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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...laba-to-soroti.
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Old 3rd June 2018, 19:17
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Two more posts about the branch-line to Gulu and Arua. The first takes us from Soroti to Gulu.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...soroti-to-gulu
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Old 3rd June 2018, 20:06
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The second covers the length to the end of the branch-line.

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...7-gulu-to-arua
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Old 5th June 2018, 11:27
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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 of the Nagongera Road as far as Achilet (about 5 kilometres outside of Tororo). For the next 10 kilometres the railway stays north of the road until reaching Nagongera, or Nagongora, .............."

https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com...ororo-to-jinja

Of interest is the number of railway lines on the map between Tororo and Jinja. There is by far the greatest density of lines in Uganda.
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