Rhodesia Railways

In 1947 the Rhodesian Government took over the private company Rhodesia Railways Co. Ltd. which owned the whole Zimbabwe and Zambia railway system, and in 1949 became known as the public body Rhodesia Railways. In 1967 Zambia Railways took over the lines north of Victoria Falls Bridge, known as Northern Rhodesia, and Rhodesia Railways continued to maintain the lines south of the bridge in Southern Rhodesia. In 1979 Rhodesia Railways became Zimbabwe Rhodesia Railways.