My book on the history of modern Egypt and its extensive and historic railway network was originally published in 2002. It is still available as a downloadable PDF priced at £4.95 (text only) and £7.95 (illustrated).
I created Cairo to the Coast as a companion work to Steel in the Sand. Originally this was a 67-minute video covering all aspects of Egypt’s railway network between Cairo, the Nile Delta and the Mediterranean Coast.
During 2013 I created a website to showcase Egyptian Railways (not an official website). As I did so, Egypt went through huge political changes so these blog posts chronicle this aspect of Egyptian life during 6 months of extraordinary stress.
My travels by train in Egypt in the early 1990s were on a railway system little-changed since its creation in the 19th century. I collected nearly 2000 Edmonson tickets from village stations all over Egypt and show a few here.