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Senussi Cave Railway
Train in front of the Senussi Cave
Train in front of the Senussi Cave
Narrow gauge train above a wadi at the eastern side of Tobruk harbour
Narrow gauge train above a wadi
at the eastern side of Tobruk harbour
Line length:400 yards (366 m)
Track gauge:2 ft (610 mm)

The Senussi Cave Railway was a 400 yard (366 m) long 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway, which was built in 1941 during the Siege of Tobruk at the Senussi Cave near Tobruk, Libya.[1]

History[]

The Senussi Cave Railway lead from a military road that was blasted into the mountains on 28 August 1941 above a wadi east of Tobruk harbour to the Senussi Cave.[2][3]

The Senussi Cave had been reinforced during World War II by Italian troops with a concrete arch. It was captured by British and Australian troops in the summer of 1941 and prepared to be used as a field hospital named "Senussi Hospital" cave. However, eventually it was used as bomb proof stores.[4] Up to 300 t of ammunition and goods could be securely store there.[5]

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Rolling stock[]

  • 2 diesel locos
  • 6 wagons

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