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Title:Shamva railway
Author:Bayley, T.E.
Year:2007
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:26
Pages:31-36
Language:English
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:rail transport
local history
social life
History, Archaeology
Zimbabwe--History
Railroads
Abstract:The author presents anecdotes based on reminiscences of his life along the Shamva railway line (Zimbabwe) for the past 66 years. He tells, amongst others, about the construction of the railway; its role in the supplying of material for mine development; railway transport of crops, cattle and passengers; and farms and farmer families along the track. He pays special attention to the Selby area where he dedicated most of his life to farming. Today, most grain depots and storage sheds along the line have gone. Trains are a rarity. Road transport has taken over. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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