Notes on the Geography of Zimbabwe: Harare: Photo 4
The deserted railway station. The track arrived in Harare, then called Salisbury, in 1899. It came from Beira, on the coast of Mozambique, via Umtali, now Mutare. Until the track's arrival, the freight charges on a ton of cargo from England had been £42, of which three were the cost as far as Beira. "Simply ludicrous," exclaimed a correspondent in 1894 (Quoted in George Kay and Michael Smout, Salisbury: A Geographical Survey of the Capital of Rhodesia (1977), p. 94).
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