Railways of Southern Africa & Railways of Northern Africa (2 vol set)


Arthur Baker Limited - 1963 & 1964

Totalling 288 pages, these two books give a good overview of the railways of Africa in the early 1960s, at a time when the bigger systems were modernising and diesel and electric power was arriving.

Sadly, in the nearly sixty years since these books were written, conflict and politics have overtaken a fair few of the railways descfribed, but they live on in these readable tomes.

Both books are reasonably illustrated with B&W photos and maps and are smaller format hardbacks with dust jackets.

CONDITION: good for their age. Both dust jackets frayed at the edges.