Narrow Gauge by the Sudanese Red Sea Coast, by Henry Gunston, subtitled 'The Tokar-Trinikitat Light Railway and other Small Railways'
Book published by Plateway Press in 2001, 70 pages. Softback (N3811)
From the rear side cover: This book is a remarkable collection of photographs and notes by members of the Ellis family form the core of this book, in addition to further research by the author and writings and photographs from former Sudan railwaymen.
This book charts the history of in particular, two railways from Trinkitat, the first an l8in gauge line which ran to water wells at El Tib, built in 1896 under Egyptian military supervision, later abandoned and the Tokar-Trinkitat Light Railway a 600mm gauge line primarily used for the export of the cotton crop from Tokar, built in 1921/22 by contractors, using ex-War Department Light Railways rolling stock and Simplex locomotives, effectively absorbed by Sudan Railways in 1933 and closed in 1952. Chapters include:
- Some Sudanese History
- The 18-Inch Gauge Military Railways at Suakin, 1884/85
- The 18-Inch Gauge Military Railway to the Wells at El Teb
- Cotton, Camels, Sambuks & Sir Felix J C Pole
- The Tokar - Trinkitat Light Railway
- Along the Route from Trinkitat to Tokar
- A Riddle of the Sands – The Tokar Sand Clearance, 1937/38
- Narrow Gauge in the Docks at Port Sudan
- 18-Inch Gauge Locomotives and Rolling Stock
- Locomotives and Rolling Stock on the Tokar-Trinkitat Light Railway
- Locomotives and Rolling Stock on the Tokar Sand Clearance
- Alternative Links from Tokar to the Red Sea Coast