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Re: The Uganda Railway

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Originally, this next length of the line was of significant strategic importance. Trains along the line provided access to Lake Victoria and the inland steamers that then provided access to the Great Lakes region and to Kampala via Port Bell.

The construction of the line from Nakuru to Kampala and beyond changed thing significantly and the old main line became a branch-line and has seen little traffic over recent years.

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Re: The Uganda Railway

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The Sugar Factory Branches off the Kisumu Line

On the final approaches to Kisumu the line passed through a significant sugar cane growing region. Sugar processing factories were set up in two locations along the line - Chemelil and Miwani. Both these locations were provided with short branch-line connections to the main Nakuru to Kisumu line.

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Re: The Uganda Railway

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Before we return to Nakuru to follow the main line towards Kampala, one further post about the Kisumu line. There was a short branch which left the Kisumu to Nakuru line within the confines of Kisumu city. This post focusses on that line.

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Re: The Uganda Railway

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Back at Nakuru, we prepare ourselves to travel on to Kampala. This post takes us to Eldoret.

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