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All the bricks and tiles were made on site. The cement came from Joburg to the railhead. It was then carried 400km on the porters' heads to Shiwa.

It took 2 years for this engine to cover the 400km from the railhead to Shiwa. It could only travel in the dry season as it weighs 50 tons, and they had to make the road and bridges.

Charley Gore-Browne

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