East African Railways - Kenya and Uganda

Aug 2018
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 1950 and found a complete copy of an article about the Kenya-Uganda Railway in the April 1950 edition of the magazine.

I thought the full article may be of interest here. Please follow this link:

Uganda Railways – Part 29 – The Railway Magazine 1950 – April 1950

Continuing to read through the 1950 editions of The Railway Magazine, I came across this article in the June issue:

Uganda Railways – Part 30 – The Railway Magazine 1950 – June 1950
Aug 2018
I have been enjoying Adrian Garner's book "Monorails of the 19th Century." I discovered that the first rail link between what was at the time Port Kampala and Kampala itself was a monorail!

Rolling stock was propelled along the line by bullocks rather than any form of mechanical propulsion.

The line was less than 8 miles long and lasted no more than a few years.

These are the details:

A Monorail in Kampala?

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