Narrow Gauge by the Sudanese Red Sea Coast

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Narrow Gauge by the Sudanese Red Sea Coast by Henry Gunston

Plateway Press 2001  £5.95

This book charts the history of in particular, two railways from Trinkitat, the first an 18in gauge line which ran to water wells at El Tib, built in 1896 under Egyptian military supervision, later abandoned and the Tokar-Trinkitat Light Railway, a 600mm gauge line primarily used for the export of the cotton crop from Tokar, built in 1921/22 by contractors, using ex-War Department Light Railways rolling stock and Simplex locomotives, effectively absorbed by Sudan Railways in 1933 and closed in 1952. 30 b/w illustrations, 5 maps.

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