Building a railroad from scratch in Nigeria, circa 1970
A VHS video transfer from a 16mm film of the construction of a railroad to Nimba in Liberia, circa 1962. NIMBA was a huge mountain of almost solid iron ore that was so much in demand that a 160 mile railroad and associated facilities were carved out of the African jungle.
The film runs around 40 minutes + about 5-10 minutes of out takes which are mostly the railroad, including the Swedish rail car used in the opening ceremonies. Locomotives on the railroad include ex-L&NE Alco RS-2's, EMD SW's, SD 40's(?) and other export model EMD's. While this is mainly a documentary of the construction of this project, some train movements are included.
The program features clearing the jungle, building the highway and railroad, building the harbor and all related facilities, towns, mine, and associated projects. It has scenes of President Tubman and other dignitaries at the opening ceremonies. The program was written and narrated (in English) by Ralph E. Morse, a CBS reporter who also interviewed President Tubman for a Voice of America program. Filming and editing was by Charles Hegyes who was an employee of Raymond International, a major contractor of the project. Several trips were made to Liberia to film the show.
European and non-USA customers please note:
The video is in VHS NTSC format - that is, it is made for US video machines, but will work on most modern European video machines. Check your manuals for NTSC compatibility!
This program is not part of our regular stock of videos and will be run as-ordered. Please allow extra time for shipment. All tapes are FOB Tampa, Florida with shipment via US Mail unless otherwise requested.
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