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 Post subject: SELATI RAILWAY LINE
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:59 pm 
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Does anyone know of a book or magazine where I can read more about this line, preferably the history of the line?

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 Post subject: Re: SELATI RAILWAY LINE
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:37 pm 
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Here is something to begin with :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: SELATI RAILWAY LINE
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:07 pm 
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Thanks very much Micetta. Now I am really interested to find out more. Sounds like, if there is a book detailing the history of this line, could be as good as a suspense thriller.

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Location: Milano (Italy) - IT ALL STARTED WITH A FOOTSTEP!
Micetta, thanks too for the link. Some very interesting reading.
steamtrainfan, for the past 5-6 years I've been working in/on the historical archive of the Italian railways company and I've come to like steam trains a lot. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: SELATI RAILWAY LINE
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:24 pm 
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This is a nice one :D


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 Post subject: Re: SELATI RAILWAY LINE
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Location: Daar waar die bobbejane hul borshare kam
Fever was so rife it was said a man died for every sleeper laid in the first 112 km.
Lorry-loads of alcohol were consumed and tens of thousands of antelope shot to provide rations.
Work on the line was resumed in 1909 and it was completed in 1912.


I agree with STF, the death of the cook, the above, etc etc are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous suspense thriller. :thumbs_up:

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