The Economist's team used the railway from Nairobi to Mombasa and took them almost 24hrs
Before RVR came in we used to have luxury steam trains. Thank goodness they're still in good condition since they'd just need oiling and restarting of the fireboxes and they're back. proofI wish we could have something like this in Kenya but not exactly the same coz the blue train is a bit pricy with the equivalent price of Ksh 25,000 from Nairobi to Mombasa. We could have a mixture of different types of railcars to run on a version of a luxury train service on the MGR (Provided of course you have an investor to revamp the railway).
You're right. If they can bring back steam trains on the old line just for tourism like the Nairobi-Nanyuki section where one would get to start at the Fairmont Mt.Kenya Safari Club would be amazing.I find it hard to conceptualize the meter gauge being sustainable, especially through tourism alone. Thanks for the links. I was reminded of my childhood when I used those steam trains mostly from Elburgon to Koru at the start and end of school. It took the day train five hours to cover 84 kilometers with a stop at every station which required the topping of the water tank. Those were the days when most little towns, especially along the railway line, had running water.
You're right. If they can bring back steam trains on the old line just for tourism like the Nairobi-Nanyuki section where one would get to start at the Fairmont Mt.Kenya Safari Club would be amazing.
But also have the counties living along these lines have something to export like having goods get to market faster in Nairobi.( With the use of diesel trains of course)
^^Boss, how old are you.. if you don't mind me asking??