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R/R Tracks in Angola, January 1916

A Star Lit Night in Cunene Province, Angola - January 1916

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It is January of 1916, in rural Angola.
Further up the tracks in the 1st pic is where a genet and a mongoose had gotten across the tracks before a train came by back in December.

Genet and Mongoose Crosses the Tracks [Page 2] by meerkatfamily

Pic # 1 - Looking east toward the City of Huambo many kilometers away.

Pic # 2 - Looking north across the tracks and out over a lake.

Pic # 3 - Looking south across the tracks and into the jungle.

Pic # 4 - How an old photo looks taken of that stretch of tracks in 1916.

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Published: 3 years, 1 month ago
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3 years, 1 month ago
I understand one of the big problems that railroads have in Africa is termites.  They eat the sleepers almost as fast as they can lay them.
3 years, 1 month ago
If they are kreosoaked, it does help.
3 years, 1 month ago
Is this based on a actual railroad?
3 years, 1 month ago
Yes it is. The CFB from Huambo to the Atlantic coastal City of Lobito, before it was later extended further east into what was then Zaire.
It was laid by the Portuguese during their occupation of the country.
3 years, 1 month ago
is it still in operation?
3 years, 1 month ago
As far as I know.
3 years, 1 month ago
Wow!Another excellent work,moyo!^^
3 years, 1 month ago
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