UGANDA Album depicting the construction of the Uganda Railway
Lot 89
UGANDA Album depicting the construction of the Uganda Railway
Sold for £2,040 (US$ 3,313) inc. premium

Lot Details
ATLASES, MAPS AND GENERAL TRAVEL
UGANDA
Album depicting the construction of the Uganda Railway, 48 gelatin silver prints including 2 panoramas, captioned in ink on mounts, half morocco gilt, spine defective, oblong 8vo, 1896-1901

Footnotes

  • Dubbed as 'The Lunatic Line' by some, the Uganda Railway proved enormously useful in suppressing the slave trade and during World War I. The line was built from Mombasa between 1896 and 1901, using labourers brought from India, many of whom settled in the area.

    Images approximately 150 x 200mm., and include: Mombasa (9, including panorama); Macupa ferry; Kilindini harbour; Salisbury bridge; Kikuyu (7, including tracks, local tribesmen and escarpments); Kinfabi viaducts (2); Nairobi (2, including panorama); Morandat river; Mau (3, including panorama); trains on the line (2, including a near crash); Masai warriors; American viaducts (6, including 2 panoramas); Inforo Gorge: Londiani waterfall; panorama of Gilgil; railhead shifting camp; Walumbwas; Port Florence (2, including SS Winifred by the tracks).
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