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african freights

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by suburbian bum, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    I was reading my world studies text book last night and i saw a picture of this freight yard in Africa. They had different kind of cars but they looked simular to our ridged box cars here in america. Im guessing these probably have never been hit but i still found it interesting. It would be even cooler if these things ran the whole continent of Africa.
     
  2. BIG T

    BIG T Member

    Joined: Sep 20, 2000 Messages: 976 Likes Received: 1
    well go get 'em tiger.... just be careful not to get eaten by some wild life or run over by an elephant...:D
     
  3. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    I don't have any facts. But I suspect that Africa lacks a wide-ranging rail network. Too many despotic governments changing hands, wars, disorganization, etc. for an evenly funded system. No doubt a handful of countries have their own systems, with the focus being on getting goods to the nearest coast for export.
     
  4. Boring Bastard

    Boring Bastard Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 3,784 Likes Received: 1
    I had read an old article about 5 years ago in an old "UP" mag from Sweden or somewhere in the Scandinavian part of the world............It was about this kid from Africa who painted out there (in Africa) and he had a really crafty little clean style and all.........he was talking about how their yards out there are guarded with fences and razorwire and armed guards and dogs if I remember correctly?!?! He said that too many people steal shit off the trains down there for parts on their own homemade transportation vehicles so the yards stay heavily guarded for that reason!:eek:
     
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    . Guest

    africa does have a freight system indeed, its smaller and not all countries are connected, alot are but alot arent. theyre older trains, and engines, as far as ive seem they havent been hit, well when i visited anyways. the trackwork is pretty shotty and not really up to standard. in some countries in northern africa you can talk to some shady people and get a ticket to "hop" the frieghts from country to country. ill look for some older images of mine and see what i can post up. this brings back memories.
     
  6. NATO

    NATO Guest

    i bet the buff aint to active out there.
     
  7. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,577 Likes Received: 2
    they probably shoot first and ask questions later
     
  8. NATO

    NATO Guest

    i think life is pretty cheap in some places, i wouldnt risk getting my head blown off over graffiti.
     
  9. kinkosnerd

    kinkosnerd Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2001 Messages: 128 Likes Received: 0
  10. C-O-K PBScru

    C-O-K PBScru Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 339 Likes Received: 0
    THE MOTHER LAND!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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