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Meet the South African Railways
Not Stated
South African Railways Johannesburg, South Africa 1959 Reprint
 Soft Cover date approximate - 16 pages booklet - promotional item - b/w photos  Fair/No Jacket
Price: $3.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 019970  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Rails Across the Veld
Watsford, G D & Crow
Australian Railway Exploration Association Australia 1975 First Edition
 Soft Cover 25 single sided pages  Good/No Jacket
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012464  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Railways of Southern Africa : Locomotive Guide 1994 Edition
Middleton, J N
Beyer-Garratt Publications Rickmansworth, Herts, England 1994 First Edition
 Soft Cover 70 pages  Good/No Jacket
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 014320  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Railways of Zimbabwe - the Story of the Beria, Mashonaland & Rhodesia Railways
Croxton, Anthony H
ISBN: 071538130X
David & Charles Newton Abbot, Devon, England 1982 Revised
 Hard Cover price clipped - 315 pages b/w photos - spine sunned - The development of the Railways in Zimbabwe was directed by several considerations, among which was the need to serve the towns, mines and farms which were fast being established before the turn of the century, and to link the landlocked country with sea-ports in Mozambique and South Africa. Line construction began from Fontesvilla, 56km inland from Beira, to Umtali (Mutare) in Septernber 1892, and from Vryburg in the Cape Province to Bulawayo in May 1893. The Bulawayo line was completed in October 1897 and the Mutare line in February 1898. The link between Salisbury (Harare) and Bulawayo was finally completed in October 1902 after initial construction was brought to a halt by the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War in October 1899, when materials had to be brought in on the Beira line. The next stage was the line northwards from Bulawayo, which began in 1903, crossed the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls in September 1905 and reached the Congo border in December 1909. For several years this whole system was operated by the Mashonaland Railway Company under the title Beira and Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways, but on 1 October 1927 Rhodesia Railways Company became the working company. On 1 October 1936 Rhodesia Railways Limited became the owners of the whole railway system in Zimbabwe and Zambia as well as the Vryburg-Bulawayo section. The line from Vryburg to Ramatlhabama on the Botswana border was acquired by South African Railways in December 1959. On 1 April 1947 the then Rhodesian Government acquired the assets of Rhodesia Railways Limited and on 1 November 1949 the undertaking became a statutory body known as Rhodesia Railways. On 1 July 1967 the system was divided at the Victoria Falls bridge, with Zambia Railways in the north and Rhodesia Railways in the south. The Rhodesia Railways was re-designated Zimbabwe Rhodesia Railways on 1 June 1979 and finally National Railways of Zimbabwe on 1 May 1980 soon after the attainment of national Independence.  Very Good/Fair
Price: $72.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3828  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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Steam on 4 Continents Part 2 - Africa
Haslbeck, G. & Wardale, D.
ISBN: 3925314016
by the Author West Germany 1986 First Edition
 Laminated Pictorial Boards 128 pages dual german english text - profusely illustrated colour photos - Excellent colour photo album of steam action across Africa from Sudan to South Africa in the 1980s.   Very Good/No Jacket
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6479  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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The Blue Train - Route Guide
Anon.
ISBN: 0949934232
South African Railways Johannesburg, South Africa 1980 Reprint
 Soft Cover dual text english - south african - colour photos - 44 pages - The Blue Train has an aura of mystique about it. Kings and presidents have travelled on this magnificent moving five-star hotel. Its very name has become synonymous with the ultimate in luxury and personal service. The routes of The Blue Train - both scheduled and chartered - take guests through some of the most breathtaking countryside to be found anywhere in the world.   Good/No Jacket
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012756  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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The Great Steam Trek
Lewis, C. P. & Jorgensen, A. A.
ISBN: 1853680923
New Holland London, England 1989 First Edition
 Hard Cover 248 pages colour and b/w photos - 319 spectacular colour photo plates of South African railways , each with full descriptive notes. History of steam locomotives and steam power in South Africa.  Good/Good
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8468  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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The Iron Snake : The Story of the Uganda Railway
HARDY, Ronald
G.P. Putnam's Sons New York, USA 1965 First Edition
 Hard Cover price clipped -318 pages b/w photos - The Uganda Railway (known colloquially as The Lunatic Express) is a historical railway system linking the interiors of Uganda and Kenya to the Indian Ocean at Mombasa in Kenya.  Good/Good
Price: $65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 019939  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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The Spirit of Steam - Locomotives in South Africa
Smith & Bourne
ISBN: 0869771620
C Struik Publishers Capetown, South Africa 1987 First Edition
 Hard Cover owners plate inside- 139 pages colout photos - illustrated with colour photographs, this book captures, for the enthusiast, the essence of the staggering range of locomotive types and classes which operated on the southern tip of Africa.   Good/Good
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13560  Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd
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