Inside the Island of Zanzibar

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4 Responses

  1. Norman
    Norman 25 novembre 2014 at 8 h 27 min · Reply

    Hello
    Re: Zanzibar Postcard ZZ26A3 Train and Boat

    Firstly thanks for a great display of old postcards however I trust you will not mind if I point out that the postcard you have designated ZZ26A3 is not correct.

    The railway shown is definitely not the Bububu Railway or the later line laid to assist building the docks.

    The track is too wide, the line on Zanzibar was only 3 feet gauge (107cm) Whilst the track shown is much much wider. The locomotive shown and the carriage shown are much larger that those of the Bububu railway and thus were never used on Zanzibar.

    It is unfortunate that the caption is wrong but my statements are true.

    Whilst Writing I do have some postcards of Mombasa that you do not show. Would you like me to scan them so you can add to your display?

  2. Norman
    Norman 28 novembre 2014 at 3 h 21 min · Reply

    Hello again

    Further to my comments in the above message, of course I should have pointed out that the postcard is dated 1901 and the railway was not built until 1905/6.

    Best wishes
    Norman

  3. Kevin
    Kevin 8 mars 2015 at 0 h 19 min · Reply

    Hello,
    I can answer the question of the POSTCARD zz26a3. This is the lead in to the wooden trestle bridge built across the creek for the Uganda Railway between Mombasa Island and the mainland in 1896. This was later replaced by an iron pile bridge which remained in service until the 1920s. The loco is either an N or F Class then in service on the line.

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