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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Tanzania » 16 Dec 2017 11:47

Your references point to the countries Togo and Cameroun.

In Togo the French Mandate Government completed the Lomé–Atakpamé railway to Blitta.
Only after 1922 did the rail network receive its French language name: Chemins de fer de Togo (CFT).
http://www.fahrplancenter.com/Togo.html
https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Railway_stations_in_Togo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_o ... rt_in_Togo
https://togo-herrmann.de.tl/CHRONOLOGIE ... 14-k2-.htm
https://ave4kids.ch/wp-content/uploads/ ... uelle2.jpg


Also in Cameroun some railways are completed: Chemins de fer de Cameroun (CFC),
http://www.fahrplancenter.com/KamerunEntry04.html
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schienenv ... in_Kamerun
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ys_map.svg


Sorry, but I didn´t find really any indication in the net for the train station building which you posted.

Cheers Holger
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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by GregSingh » 17 Dec 2017 07:45

Hi, building in question was in Jaunde, later called Yaoundé.

Here is a full list of railroads in Cameroon as of 1939.
ddbk14.jpg
Both a photo and a list are from 1940 work of Dr. Ing. Remy from Köln - Die Verkehrsentwicklung in den deutsch-afrikanischen Kolonien
unter der Mandatsherrschaft.

I also found a small scan of a postcard showing the same building.
Yaoundé.jpg
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If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: The official AHF German Colonies quiz thread

Post by Tanzania » 17 Dec 2017 08:10

Good morning GregSingh,
Thank you for your interesting question and the solution. I have learned something.
I really did not find any photo of the Yaoundé railway station from the French period.
It´s again your turn.

Cheers Holger
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palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984

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