The Hejaz Railway

Greetings, loyal minions. Your Maximum Leader saw an interesting article on the Reuters news wire this morning.

It seems the Hejaz Railway is nearing its end. This is the famed Damascus to Amman route that, as the article says, was the target of many of Col. T.E. Lawrence’s raids during the Great War.

This is yet another case of the train being killed by the car and highway. Although sometimes a romantic where trains are concerned, your Maximum Leader understands that they are not always an economical way to move people.

Your Maximum Leader seems to remember some portion of an Alfred Thiesger travelogue that detailed a journey he took along the Hejaz railway. He’ll have to go through his library and see if he can find it…

Carry on.

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