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Book Description
The line was constructed to connect Khartoum with the sea, heretofore a rail-line had been built north from Khartoum to Wadi Halfa on the Nile some 100 miles south of the Egyptian State Railway terminus at Aswan but this railway did not help to open up the country to commerce or give the British security. Sudan had come under British control soon after the Mahdist Revolt in 1898 so it was thought that a link to the Red Sea would facilitate the opening up of the country to commerce through the newly created Port Sudan and also protect the country form any further insurgency. The album includes photographs of ancient port of Suakin; the building of harbours, distillation plant, workshops, railway sheds, pontoons, steam cranes, views of the unforgiving plains and hills along the route, ‘Camp of the Advanced Party,’ ‘The First Day’s Work.’ several views of camps, working parities embankments, railheads cuttings, station buildings, bridge erection, water tanks, engines, wagons, and all the clutter of railway construction.
Date 1906
Binding original red morocco, upper cover panelled in gilt with title, silk endpapers.
Publisher London: McCorquodale & Co., Limited, Cardington Street, London, N.W.
Condition Oblong folio, [24 x 38 cm]. ff. 47, [1] imprint, folding coloured map;

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