Cabinet 9: Africa
South African Railway News, January 1965.
In March 1965, H. Lincoln-Harrison, a US member of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, received a letter from Ernie Webber: Meantime glad to hear you personally have done African railway systems – an area which as yet I have not managed in covering.... Although Webber had an invitation to visit from Mr Schooman, the Minister of South African Railways, it seems he never made it to Africa. If he had, he would have enjoyed the Uganda Railway, known colloquially as The Lunatic Express, with construction at one stage hampered by the killings of workers by a pair of male lions; the 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauged South African rail system; or the Mozambique rail system, which in the past was a frequent target for sabotage. Like many collectors who face the tyranny of distance, Webber relied on correspondence and in-coming catalogues to fill noticeable collection gaps.
Rede de Transportes de Moçambique, 1964.
Breve Notíca Sobre Os Transportes de Moçambique, August 1956.