This detailed account of the birth of narrow gauge railways in South West Africa (Namibia) their struggle against geography and the tribulations of War, and in some cases their supplanting by lines of a wide gauge, is the result of some twenty years of research by the joint authors.
Much of what is told survives in written form nowhere else, for documentation of the narrow gauge in Africa, unlike Britain, has never been strong. Probably the world will never see again a situation where the narrow gauge train was the only means of movement, for carrying water, for funeral, for weekend picnic, for the Government’s Officers to do their business. These lines which spread through the deep gorges and across the drifting sands had a character all of their own.
Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 2nd. 2nd edition. Dust jacket is edge worn, have some small edge tears,but covered in a protective cellophane (no sticky tape). Boards are clean.However, it is in in very good condition, excellent binding and intact. Second Edition