Mulobezi Railway

Mulobezi Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mulobezi Railway was constructed to carry timber from Mulobezi to Livingstone in the Southern Province of Zambia, when the country was Northern Rhodesia. The line uses the 1,067 mm narrow gauge, also known as 'Cape gauge', shared by all main line railways in Southern Africa. The first railway had been built in the country in 1904-5 between Livingstone and Kalomo and was connected to Southern Rhodesia via the Victoria Falls Bridge, opened in 1905. The Zambezi Sawmills company was founded in 1916 to exploit forests of Rhodesian Teak on the north bank of the Zambezi above Livingstone. The timber is hard and strong and termite-resistant and found a ready market as railway sleepers, parquet floors and door and window frames in all parts of Britain's Rhodesian colonies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135734652
  • 9786135734652