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Communications in East Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30468M

Scope and Contents

Collection of loose prints, 240 x 195 mm., showing various aspects of transport and communications, taken by staff photographers. The captions have been used as titles and have been recorded as found.


  • Creation: 1950 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

The East African Railways and Harbours Corporation evolved from the Uganda Railway in Kenya and Uganda and the railways of Tanganyika (later Tanzania) during the First World War. It dissolved in 1977.


33 item(s) (33 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All photographs are in good condition unless otherwise stated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Royal Commonwealth Society by East African Railways and Harbours in January 1967.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 94-95


This collection level description was entered from the original typescript catalogue by WS and MJC.

Date information

DateText: The dates are approximate..


East African Railways and Harbours Corporation

Includes index.
2006-08-15 12:35:15+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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