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East African Railways and Harbours

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The East African Railway System covered 3 countries - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

The railways in Kenya and Uganda were developed under British rule; the Tanzanian system was developed by Germany before WWI.

1948 The systems in the 3 countries were amalgamated as East African Railways. Most of the equipment had been sourced in Britain[1]

By 1976 the system had in effect split into 3 national systems due to problems with the individual countries financing the trans-national organization. The re-equipment of the system did not involve Britain because of lack of aid finance.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sep 24, 1976