The Sierra Leone Government Railway from Creation to Preservation

Helen Ashby

A highly illustrated, full-colour history and examination of the unique African narrow guage system.
Publication date:
January 2021
Publisher :
Mainline & Maritime
Series :
Narrow Gauge Album
Illustration :
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ISBN : 9781900340755

Dimensions : 220 X 220 mm
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A 120 page hardback illustrated album by Helen Ashby, the Chair of the Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, showcasing this idiosyncratic African narrow gauge system through all the eras of its operation. See the early optimism subside to a simple aspiration to survive, and then the remarkable story of its rediscovery in the aftermath of civil war through to its 21st century preservation in a project which, uniquely in West Africa, combines Government support, the will of the people, and the experience of a small group of determined Western preservationists.