Protecting Railways From Windblown Sand

Railway safety and serviceability must be ensured along arid regions prone to windblown sand Supplied by Luca Bruno | SMaRT project coordinatorRailways Across The DesertHistorically, the first railways along deserts were built in Africa: the military railway from Wadi Halfa to Abu Hamed (1897–1899) over the Nubian desert in Sudan; the railway form Mecheria to Ain Sefra (1887) across the northern part of the Kenadsa desert in Algeria, further extended to Beni Ounif (1903), and to Colomb-Bechar (1


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