2016年10月8日 星期六

China takes on mammoth task of rebuilding ‘lunatic line’

非洲的鐵路,一向被人民用來作為抗議的對象。烏干達鐵路在維多利亞時代素有「瘋狂鐵路線」(the Lunatic Line)的暱稱,因為該線建設成本不斷加碼,再加上鐵道員工遭到獅群攻擊,導致誤點嚴重。興建肯亞鐵路線的工人在 1910 年發動了該國首度的罷工事件,一千名工人延著鐵道步行到奈洛比抗議薪水太少。


China takes on mammoth task of rebuilding ‘lunatic line’

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The Uganda Railway, colloquially known as the Lunatic Express or the Lunatic Line, is a railway system and former railway company dating to the colonial ...

More than 2,000 lives were lost during the construction of the narrow gauge railway, which still carves a path through modern day Kenya Getty


Jerome Starkey Nairobi
Last updated at 12:01AM, November 29 2013



When British imperialists with dreams of linking the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to the source of the Nile in Uganda began forging a railway inland from the coast, its spiralling costs and staggering human toll soon led critics to call it the “lunatic line.”

Building the 600 miles of narrow gauge railway, which still carves a path through modern day Kenya, claimed more than 2,000 lives between 1895 and 1901 as legions of indentured labourers grappled with malarial swamps and man-eating lions at the height of Europe’s scramble for Africa.

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