East African Railways and Harbours

Marine Division

Marine Safari in 1947

Busy scenes at Mwanza (top); Kenya & Uganda Railways locomotive number 183 at the quayside, Kisumu (left)."

PHOTOs - Ron Bullock

The launch mv MURCHISON (above) which was operated by the then KUR&H - Kenya and Uganda Railways & Harbours between Butiaba and Murchison Falls.

The scout (left) with the KUR&H shirt was armed to protect passengers who had to leave the launch and walk some three miles to the falls.

Game was plentiful - and dangerous - and two scouts were provided by the railways for each excursion.

PHOTOs - Ron Bullock

The EAR&H paddle steamer Lugard II at Rhino Camp.

PHOTO (colour) EAR&H Magazine

Rhino Camp on the River Nile was an important cotton port. Stern wheel paddle steamers of the East African Railways and Harbours - in a manner reminiscent of the great US river steam boats - propelled lighters laden with raw cotton from other ports on the Albert Nile to the ginnery at Rhino Camp.

PHOTOS (black and white) - Ron Bullock

Laropi on the Albert Nile. An isolated outpost that was a port of call for BOAC's Solent flying boat service from Southampton to Durban. The flying boat would touch down at Laropi for a lunch stop before flying on to Port Bell where the passengers would disembark to spend the night in Kampala before flying on the next morning to Kisumu and/or Naivasha.

PHOTOs (left) - Ron Bullock; (right) Imperial War Museum

East African Railways and Harbours