History of Rail Transport in Morocco

History of Rail Transport in Morocco

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rail transport in Morocco was initially developed in the colonial era. It functioned primarily as a means to mobilize colonial troops and to transport natural resources. Morocco had from 1912 - 1935 one of the largest 600 mm gauge network in Africa with total length of more than 1700 kilometres. After the treaty of Algeciras where the representatives of Great Powers agreed not to build any 1,435 mm standard gauge railway in Morocco until the standard gauge Tangier - Fez Railway being completed, the French begun to built military 600 mm gauge lines in their part of Morocco French Morocco. In fact the first short narrow gauge railway in Morocco was a short 600 mm gauge line presented to the Sultan of Morocco in 1887 by the Belgian Government to connect his palace with his Jardin.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135789694
  • 9786135789690