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August 29, 2008


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Noel Maurer

Fascinating stuff.

One point: narrow gauge isn't a problem. The colonial powers were building RRs on the cheap, of course, but narrow gauge railroads can be and have been upgraded to handle heavy trains and large cargo loads. South Africa is all narrow gauge, as is most of Brazil, most of Central America, and large chunks of Europe.


Really interesting stuff. Thanks for teaching me about Burundi. I'm enjoying your posts from there.

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