East African Railways and Harbours
From Graces Guide
The East African Railway System covered 3 countries - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
The railways in Kenya and Uganda were developed under British rule; the Tanzanian system was developed by Germany before WWI.
1948 The systems in the 3 countries were amalgamated as East African Railways. Most of the equipment had been sourced in Britain
By 1976 the system had in effect split into 3 national systems due to problems with the individual countries financing the trans-national organization. The re-equipment of the system did not involve Britain because of lack of aid finance.
Sources of Information
- The Times Sep 24, 1976