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Title:Working on railway lines
Author:Hurrell, Angela
Year:2008
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:27
Pages:152-168
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:construction industry
rail transport
social life
history
1950-1959
History, Archaeology
Railroads--Buildings and structures
Zimbabwe--History
Abstract:Drawing on her sister-in-law's and her own memories, the author describes the contribution made by Hurrell & Sons in the early 1950s to the new railway line connecting Bannockburn (Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe) to the Mozambican coastal port of Lourenšo Marques (now Maputo). The majority of the rock cuttings were done by Hurrell and Sons (Stewart Hurrell and his sons Dale and Neville). The author pays attention to the survey parties organized to find a route for the railway; the laying of the track in 1954-1955; and the life at the camps - the wives and their families moved with their menfolk and lived in the sometimes harsh conditions of camp life. Bibliogr., notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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