Mulobezi Railway 1923

Mulobezi, Western Province, Zambia

The Mulobezi Railway was constructed to carry timber from Mulobezi to Livingstone in the Southern Province of Zambia. The first railway had been built in the country in 1904-5, but it wasn't until the Zambezi Sawmills company was founded in 1916, and they expanded into the north of the country in about 1923, that a branch line to Mulobezi was required. From 1930 to the late 1960s there was a single train each day operating between Mulobezi and Livingston. Today (2008) Zambia Railways operates the line, however they only run one train per week.