Today, 114 years ago, Railway line between Cape Town and Beira in Mozambique was completed

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A 3200km long railway line between the city of Cape Town and Beira in Mozambique was completed on 6 October 1902.

The construction of the Beira railway to Umtali was completed in February 1989, just before the South African War (Formerly known as the Anglo-Boer War).

The first regular freight service soon began.

After its completion to Umtali, the Beira Railway was leased for operation to Pauling & Co., its constructors.

Source: South African History Online

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