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November 3, 2013
Egypt’s skeleton train service continues amid tight security. There is little news, and I haven’t been able to find any photographs from the past week. The country seems to be holding its breath ahead of tomorrow’s trial of ousted President Morsi. It seems any further normalisation on Egyptian railways is a hostage of Morsi’s trial, mainly because...
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A 3rd class single ticket from el-Shuhuda to Etay el-Barud (via Dinshwai) dated 26th January 1995. (Author)
The spate of rail thefts continues, prompted by desperation among certain sections of society and easy access to the source, if a railway track runs through your village or district. This recalls the lazy decision last month by Cairo transport chiefs to simply bury miles of the Nuhas Street tram tracks under hardcore and tarmac. If salvaged and...
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The remnants of the Ismailiya - Bir el-Abd line in north Sinai. Photo: Ala el-Qamhawi from Al-Masry Al-Youm.
In response to a question from a reader about the Suez Canal bridge, I unearthed 2 recent reports here and here from el-Masry el-Youm, both dated 24th October 2013 and by Izzat Maghazi. They relate the sad fate of the Ismailiya-Rafah (Cairo-Jersusalem) line through its destruction and rebuilding more than once during the 20th century...
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