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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 13, 1976, High Point, North Carolina J y # # u / v re 4 a r i to Cape town to Cairo a by rail railing through Africa map traces the route of the new african Railroad linking the two ends of the continent from Cape town to Cairo dream Railroad spanning Africa almost reality my Lammy Heinzerling am muted press writer Cape town. South Africa api a the old Empire builders dreamed of a Railroad carved through the heart of Africa linking the two ends of the continent from Cape town to Cairo it would climb mountains Cut through Jungles swampland and deserts for 6.000 Miles a the railway was the Empire builders grand vision a Symbol of Quot Progress and civilization Quot today most of the colonial rulers have gone but the railway they dreamed of is near completion More than too years Atter Cecil John Rhodes proposed tis creation with the exception of about two mile of pending rail links Between Egypt and Sudan and Between i Ganda and Sudan it is now possible to travel virtually the entire Cape to Cairo route by train but the Railroad that slices through Africa has not emerged As the vehicle of Imperial Conquest envisaged by the Man for whom Rhodesia was named it is a Patch of work of seven National railways that cuts through South Africa Botswana Rhodesia. Zambia. Tanzania. Kenya. I Ganda. Sudan and Egypt the completion of the 1.200-mile Tan Zuni that links Tanzania s port of liar is Salaam on the Indian Ocean to Zambia s Copper Belt last year was a major step in bringing the dream closer to reality the railway built by 25.000 chinese at a Cost of 1450 million is regarded As China s foreign Aid show piece in Africa political differences however particularly Between White ruled South Africa and Rhodesia and the Black ruled states to the North make the railway less of a cohesive project Titan it might be a passenger would find it difficult to Board a train in Cape town and expect to travel the entire length of the line without difficulty besides political differences the rail line passing through the nations touched by the Cape to Cairo route Are often incompatible in track Width or gauge meaning passengers or cargo would have to be switched from one rail system to an other several times along the journey. The Quot missing links Are Between Khalial in Southern Egypt South of Aswan and Wadi Haifa in Northern Sudan and Between Wau in Southern Sudan and Pacach in Northern Uganda egyptian and sudanese officials blame their former British masters for never linking the two Nile River countries by rail an egyptian railway expert say a rail link is impossible because the track gauge in the Sudan is narrower than in Egypt even though the British built both railways a joint ministerial committee has been conducting feasibility studies to find a Way to join the two lines Quot even then a huge amount of Money will be needed to execute the project a the egyptian excerpt said i Hie reason Sudan and i Ganda Are not linked is the 17-year-old rebellion in Southern Sudan which would have made construction impossible now that the revolt has ended. Sudan is against talking about extending its railway to the South although no firm plans have been formulated the route from Wau to Juba Over 400 Miles poses no technical problems because the land is Flat but would have to skirt the Western Edge of the sudd. Sudan s great papyrus swamp from Juba to Paw act in i Ganda Iso to 200 Miles of track would have to be Laid and presents no major problems of that Section construction of 75 Miles from Pak Wach to Arua the Home of president Idi Amin of Uganda has been agreed to in principle although there has been no planning for the Arua Juba stretch Pak Wach the westernmost Poult of the Northern rail line in Uganda is on the West Bank of the Nile River and therefore on the right Side for a Juba Wau link Pak Wach is a steamy settlement of mud and Wattle hit by Over three feet of ram a year and has one dispensary one police station one mosque. 40 shops and one Gas station Many rail buildings used in extending the line about to years ago have been abandoned and infested with bats an alternative plan being considered would be to extend the rail line i Kenya northward from near a uru to Kalowa South of Lake Turk Ana i Rudolf from Kalowa. The line could be extended into Sudan bypassing Uganda and crossing the Nile at Juba. Observers in Kenya note there is no sense of a grand Cape a it a Airo route except perhaps in the Heads of rail planners some of whom Are leftovers from the colonial period worlds fathers with dad s special Day coming up soon you be probably been Busy thinking of the appropriate gift to let him know How much you care. This year Why not add something with extra meaning something which is uniquely from you to him. On father s Day june 20, there will be a special feature in the classified Section of this newspaper a Quot world s greatest father Quot award. You can have your father s name included for Only a i of take advantage of this unusual Opportunity to Tell dad How much he Means to you. He will be pleased and surprised on father s Day this year. Personal messages can also appear on the same Page for a slight additional charge. 00 i Ltd a. 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Or Noa did i Joi to 0 it Lucky Lon via in Ordo a do dad in la o. At it to i Check one a your father s name on Quot world s greatest fathers award Loo de personal message if you choose a personal message your father s name will automatically be placed on award at no additional charge. Message Cost is shown at end of last line used. 2.00 2.50 3.00 3.50 4.00 print message clearly write one word per space skip every other line and Well use larger Type. Father s name the below must be filled in completely your name fill in the Coupon at loft and mail along with chock or Money order to classified advertising the High Point Enterprise dept. Fra . Box \0c9 High Point n c. 27261 must arrive at our office no later than thursday june 17th. A

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