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The Railways and Tramways of Aden

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Roger Farnworth, Sep 18, 2022.

  1. Roger Farnworth

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    The port of Aden came up as an incidental link in another search for information. I thought it might be worth some research. This article and the associated images are the result ...

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/08/21/the-aden-state-railway-metre-gauge/
     
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    When my father served in Aden 1964-65 the Aden Salt Works was closed. We took a look one day: all sorts of paperwork in the office, such as a commercial code book and unused headed notepaper which we took for my sister (then 6 years old) to draw on! In a shed was a narrow gauge diesel. I remember it as being in good shape; for some reason it is fixed in my mind that it was Japanese. (I was only 12 so didn't look too deeply, or deeply enough, perhaps.)
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    Interesting, Pat. The salt works grabbed my attention when I saw pictures of trams/wagons being drawn by camels. I have recently finished a second article about Aden which includes the salt works. I did not pick up on the loco you mention.
    I did find information about another line which was at Elephant's Bay quarry, and of course, the Port tramway. I will share it soon.
     
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