Railways in Namibia



Up to now it was almost impossible to find any in-depth information about current issues or the history of railroading in Namibia. This is why we have put some photographs online for you to enjoy.
For further details, the book "The First 100 Years of State Railways in Namibia" by Brenda Bravenboer and
Walter K.E. Rusch, 2nd Edition 1999, ISBN 0-86976-401-2, N$200, is highly recommended.
Can be purchased at the TransNamib Museum (PO Box 13204, Windhoek, Namibia, phone +264 61 298 2186)
or online at shops like the Namibiana Buchdepot.

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Keetmanshoop station..... .....platform. Commemorative sign. TransNamib diesel engine.....
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.....number 207..... .....awaiting next duties. Passenger coaches. Tank cars.
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Former South African Railways..... .....engine n 1011 on static display @ Keetmanshoop. Level..... .....crossing.
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Railway bridge. Tank car. Stop in the middle of nowhere. Water tower.
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Goods train @ Swakopmund. Engines close-up. Goods cars. Engine n 40 built 1912 by Henschel.....
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.....on static display @ Usakos. Old passenger coaches parked at Usakos. New tracks are being laid..... .....north of Tsumeb.....
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.....parallel to the B1. Engine 460 awaiting duties..... .....at Grootfontein. Windhoek station.
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An 'Illing' steam engine..... .....(one half of a 'Zwilling' twin engine)..... .....on static display. More static displays.
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Motorised work..... .....trolleys..... .....and handcars. Station building.
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Former S.A.R. armoured..... .....cars to protect track workers..... .....and passenger trains during the liberation wars. Former S.A.R. engine.....
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.....n 32-001 on display. All vehicles on static display outside are part of the..... .....TransNamib Museum on 1st floor inside the station building. It was surprising to learn that the Germans built a private electric railway line on the diamond fields before WWI as there was no water for steam engines in the desert.


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Last update: 05-Oct-2004