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Non-Fiction - Transportation~Central Africa - Angola / Mozambique / Zambia~~~11745~11746~Transport (Rhodesia/Zimbabwe)%3CBR%3E%3CBR%3ECovering the Rhodesian Railways, and Rhodesia%27s steam diesel locomotives, early pioneer ox wagon transportation, early road railway and bridge construction. Includes the popular titles%3A The Chronicles of a Contractor - G Pauling, Steam Locomotives of Rhodesia Railways; The story of Steam 1892-1979 - ED Hamer, The Cape to Cairo Railway & River Routes - George Tabor.~
Sitimela. A History of the Zambesi Saw Mills Logging Railway 1911-1972 - Geof M Calvert~Based in Livingstone, Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), overlooking the Victoria Falls in its heyday in the late 1950’s/early ‘60’s, the Zambesi Saw Mills’ industrial logging line laid claim to the longest privately owned railway in the world. Sperseding ox-waggons, river barges and a 2-foot wooden tramway to convey logs and sleepers from forest to mill to market, the standard Southern African 3’6” “Cape” gauge line was built from 1924, ultimately reaching about 175 route miles (280 km) of “main line” and about 25 miles (40 km) of temporary timber extraction trackage, accumulating 18 “vintage” steam locomotives and abour 180 items of rolling stock with which to operate. Since 1961, the author, a professional forester-cum-ecologist and (inter alia!) railway enthusiast, has collected photographs, maps, references, sketches and contemporary personal records to present a comprehensive picture of the ZSM line “as it was” from inception to closure in 1972. The 101 mile (162 km) former main line north-west from Livingstone to Mulobezi still provides a Public Service today with displays of artifacts by Zambia Heritage at both sites. An evocative reminder of part of Zambia’s Industrial Heritage
100 pages 18x23 cm, many photos and line drawings, sb.~~Sitimela|8974|~11745~11748~~
The Cape to Cairo Railway & River Routes - George Tabor~A century ago, the Cape to Cairo Railway was the unfinished dream of Cecil Rhodes to link the Cape of Good Hope with the Mediterranean through the wilds of equatorial Africa. Yet the idea that you could get into a carriage at Cape Town and get out at Cairo was not so far-fetched. Today, only a few hundred miles separate the `ends of steel' through two of the most troubled countries on the continent.
This well illustrated book revives the compelling story, against the intrigues of power politics and private ambitions in the `Scramble for Africa'. It was the boldest scheme of its day, exceeding in scale and imagination the two other great trans-continental railways - the Canadian Pacific and the Trans Siberian.
ISBN 0-95448447-0-3. 328 pages, numerous b/w photos, maps & illustrations.~Genta Publications, 2003
328 pages, numerous b/w photos, maps & illustrations.
ISBN 0-9544847-0-3
A century ago, the Cape to Cairo Railway was the unfinished dream of Cecil Rhodes to link the Cape of Good Hope with the Mediterranean through the wilds of equatorial Africa. Yet the idea that you could get into a carriage at Cape Town and get out at Cairo, was not so far fetched.

Today, only a few hundred miles separate the `ends of steel' through two of the most troubled countries on the continent.

This well illustrated book revives the compelling story, against the intrigues of power politics and private ambitions in the `Scramble for Africa'. It was the boldest scheme of its day, exceeding in scale and imagination the two other great trans-continental railways - the Canadian Pacific and the Trans Siberian.

From Egypt down to the Sudan, Kitchener laid rails alongside the Nile to defeat the Mahdi. From the Cape of Good Hope, Rhodes reached up to prevent the Germans and the Portuguese from traversing Africa between their territories. The `Lunatic Line' hastened the defeat of Arab slavers. The Beira and Benguela railways opened out the Portuguese Colonies to the sea. Even in Zanzibar a tiny railway was laid down the coast for the Sultan.

Over 80 per cent of the railways in Africa were built by the British. Behind Rhodes and Kitchener was an army of Engineers, Bridgebuilders, Surveyors, Gangers, Platelayers and Navvies. For Railways were built by men, not by machines. As the pioneer lines passed through lion and fever country , characters abounded. There were Cannibals, dusky Maidens, Ivory poachers, Gold diggers and Remittence men, followed by a bevy of Princesses and itinerant Aristocrats, along with the infamous `Irish Brigade'.

This is the saga of conquest and determination by those who forged the 'Iron Spine and Ribs of Africa'. It is also the story of the great hotels that grew up alongside. like the Mount Nelson in Cape Town, the Victoria Falls Hotel, the Norfolk in Nairobi, the Grand in Khartoum, and Shepheard's in Cairo.~The Cape to Cairo Railway & River Routes|ISBN 09544844703|~11745~11749~The Cape to Cairo Railway & River Routes - George Tabor~
The Two Foot Gauge Enigma - Antony Baxter~The Beira Railway, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1998, was one of the most ambitious 2ft gauge railways in Africa. At its fullest extent it connected the port of Beira, on the Indian Ocean, with Umtali, Rhodesia, and provided the British colony with a lifeline to the sea. The rapid development of Southern Africa soon overwhelmed the capacity of the 2ft gauge, and in 1900 the line was relaid to the 'Cape' gauge of 3ft 6in. The 2ft gauge locomotives were scrapped or dispersed to other public railways or plantations in Africa. At least 7 are preserved. Tony Baxter has researched the full story of the Beira Railway, having obtained unrivalled access to 'official' archives and amassed numerous, previously unpublished, photographs of the line in its 2ft gauge days.
Softback, 235mm x 175mm, 72 pages, 48 photographs, 1 map, 4 scale drawings.~~The Two Foot Gauge Enigma|8975|~11745~11752~~
They Served Africa with Wings - WGM Stirling & JA House~About 15 years ago, Mitch Stirling with over 30 years professional flying experience, and John House, started collecting photographs and stories about aviation in the old days in Central Africa. The end result is a excellent book dedicated to all those fine men and women who served, so well, the cause of aviation in Central Africa between 1920 and 1980. Sections covers:- Rhodesian & Nysaland Airways, Central African Airways, Nysaland to Air Malawi, Northern Rhodesia to Zambia Airways, Air Rhodesia and Affretair.
Size - Slightly larger than A4, 277 pages, over 400 black & white photos, maps, illustrations.~About 15 years ago, Mitch Stirling with over 30 professional years flying experience, and John House, started collecting photographs and stories about aviation in the old days in Central Africa - Northern Rhodesia / Zambia; Southern Rhodesia / Zimbabwe and Nyasaland / Malawi . The end result is a excellent evocative and well researched & illustrated publication, dedicated to all those fine men and women who served, so well, the cause of aviation between 1920 and 1980.

Size - Slightly larger than A4, 277 pages, over 400 black & white photos, maps, illustrations.~They Served Africa with Wings|ISBN 9990891800|~11745~11753~They Served Africa with Wings - WGM Stirling & JA House, rhodesian aviation flying~
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