Sudan Railways - more old pictures

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Sudan Railways - more old pictures

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These pictures and captions are from http://mikes.railhistory.railfan.net/r061.html

The title of the website is "Through Desert and Jungle" and it says "Railways as they were in the years until 1935", so presumably these are pre-1935 photos.
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ON THE BUSY QUAY at Port Sudan, the railway runs alongside the ships, and many exports of Sudan are loaded into the waiting holds. The low buildings to the right are warehouses, while to the left alongsidethe quay is the side of a liner.
ON THE BUSY QUAY at Port Sudan, the railway runs alongside the ships, and many exports of Sudan are loaded into the waiting holds. The low buildings to the right are warehouses, while to the left alongsidethe quay is the side of a liner.
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DESOLATE COUNTRY of the nature seen above is traversed by the Sudan Railway expresses. In some districts penetrated by the railway the total annual fall of rain is negligible-only four or five hours during the whole year.
DESOLATE COUNTRY of the nature seen above is traversed by the Sudan Railway expresses. In some districts penetrated by the railway the total annual fall of rain is negligible-only four or five hours during the whole year.
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FOR PROTECTION AGAINST THE TROPICAL SUN and the pitiless glare of the desert, the dining-cars in the Sudan are painted white - to deflectheat as far as possible - and are also heavily shuttered. Additional sun blinds are provided inside the vehicles.
FOR PROTECTION AGAINST THE TROPICAL SUN and the pitiless glare of the desert, the dining-cars in the Sudan are painted white - to deflectheat as far as possible - and are also heavily shuttered. Additional sun blinds are provided inside the vehicles.
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A TOURIST STEAMER, owned and operated by the Sudan Railways, travelling on the Nile. Fitted with electric light, fans and ice-making machines, these vessels provide passengers with comfort and the much-desired coolness.
A TOURIST STEAMER, owned and operated by the Sudan Railways, travelling on the Nile. Fitted with electric light, fans and ice-making machines, these vessels provide passengers with comfort and the much-desired coolness.
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A TYPICAL SCENE on the platform in a station of tropical Africa (NB - this is probably Sudan, but the website does not identify it as such)
A TYPICAL SCENE on the platform in a station of tropical Africa (NB - this is probably Sudan, but the website does not identify it as such)
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KHARTOUM STATION, with its wide platforms pleasantly laid out with trees, is a refreshing change to the traveller after his 250-miletrip across the Nubian desert. Although situated on the banks of the Nile, the town lies 1,200 ft. above sea-level.
KHARTOUM STATION, with its wide platforms pleasantly laid out with trees, is a refreshing change to the traveller after his 250-miletrip across the Nubian desert. Although situated on the banks of the Nile, the town lies 1,200 ft. above sea-level.
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PORT SUDAN HARBOUR, the chief trade outlet of the Sudan on the Red Sea, is linked up with the interior by a main line to Atbara.
PORT SUDAN HARBOUR, the chief trade outlet of the Sudan on the Red Sea, is linked up with the interior by a main line to Atbara.
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