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Atlas German Colonies, with Yearbook, edited by the German Colonial Society, 1906, Railways in Africa
Railways in Africa

(the railways in Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and British South Africa are not listed here)

railway line

length () of these still under construction

gauge width

German Colonies

1a. Togo

Lome-Anecho

45

1,00

1b. Togo

Lome-Palime

122 (95)

1,00

2. Kamerun

Duala-Manenguba-Berge

(160)

1,00

3a. Südwestafrika

Swakopmund-Windhuk

382

0,60

3b. Südwestafrika

Swakopmund-Otawi

570 u.c.

0,60

3c. Lüderitzbucht-Kubub

-

(167)

1,06

4a. Ostafrika

Tanga-Mombo

129

1,00

4b. Ostafrika

Daressalam-Morogoro

225 (185)

1,00

French Colonies

5. Senegal

St. Louis-Dakar

264

1,00

6. Senegal

Kayes-Kulikoro

557

1,00

7. French Guinea

Konakry-Kouroussa

680 (520)

1,00

8. Ivory Coast

Bingerville-Kouadiokofi

265 (?) u.c.

1,00

9. Dahomey

Kotonu-Tschauru

700 (547)

1,06

10. Dahomey

Pahu-Widah

15

-

11.French Somali Coast

Djibouti-Addis-Harrar

296

1,00

12. Madagascar Brickaville-Tananarivo 396 (209) 1,00
British Colonies
13. Sierra-Leone Freetown-Bo 228 0,76
14. Gold Coast Sekondi-Kumassi 270 1,06
15. Gold Coast Accra-Kpong 100 (?) u.c. -
16. Lagos Lagos-Ibadan 202 1,06
17. Northern Nigeria Zungeru-Barijuko 35 ?
18. Rhodesia Menini-Salisbury 287 1,06
19. Rhodesia Salisbury-Bulawayo 477 1,06
20. Rhodesia Bulawayo-Viktoria-
fälle-Kalomo
625 1,06
21. Rhodesia Bulawayo-Gwanda 165 1,06
22. Rhodesia Gwelo-Selukwe (?) ?
23. Rhodesia Bulawayo to Cape Railway - -
24. British Central Africa Chiromo-Blantyre-Njassa  300 (?) u.c. 1,06
25. British East Africa and Uganda Mombasa-Victoria-Njansa 935 1,00
26. Congo Free State (1) Matadi-Leopoldville 400 0,76

27. Congo Free State

Boma-Mayumbe

(80)

0,60

28. Congo Free State

Stanleyville-Ponthierville

(140)

1,00

Portuguese Colonies

29. Angola Loanda-Malansche 483 (120) 1,04
30. Angola Benguella-Catumbela 23 1,01
31. Portuguese East Africa Beira-Menini (brit. border) 363 1,04
32. Eritrea (2) Massaua-Guinda 77 1,00

33. Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (3)

Wadi Halfa-Chartum

930

1,06

34. Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Ed-Damer-Port Sudan

520

1,00

 

notes by the digital editor

(1) The original text lists the Congo Free State under "British Colonies"; on the previous page, it was, with more justification, allocated to Belgium. In 1908 the state was transferred into Belgian possession; it never was British.

(2) Eritrea here is listed under "Portuguese Colonies", but it was Italian.

(3) The Sudan, here listed in the column "Portuguese Colonies", was, as expressed by the added attribute, Anglo-Egyptian.



 


Source: Deutscher Kolonial-Atlas mit Jahrbuch (Atlas German Colonies with Yearbook), edited by the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (German Colonial Society). Berlin 1906, p.5f

GM (digitalisation) and AG (translation) 
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