RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 143/21/5
DescriptionFolder of presscuttings, telex reports and other papers relating to the railways in Iraq, including an information sheet on UK company Transmark's contract in Iraq, news of the inauguration of Mosul's central railway stations (1990), a colour booklet on the new Baghdad-Kut-Um Qasr line, a photocopied report from MEED (1982) on rail links between Turkey and Iraq, with map, government resolutions from the Official Gazette (21 March 1990) on new committees to oversee Iraqi rail development on the Baghdad-Um Qasr line, an article from Iraq Today (May 1981) on 'Inter-Arab Rail Links: Computers will Run Iraqi Trains', a press release from the Swedish Railways Industry Group (SWERIG, 30 June 1982), three photocopied articles from the International Railway Journal (IRJ), one on railways in North Africa (July 1982, 18 pages) one on railways in Jordan and Syria (December 1981, 6 pages) and one on investment in railways around Turkey and the Middle East (August 1985, 14 pages), a single page from the IRJ(December 1982) on Transmark, two complete IRJ Issues for December 1981 and February 1982, a photocopy of an article on 'Opening up the east-west gateway' from IRJ (May 1982), two articles (Arab Times and Kuwait (?) Times) on the changing map of Middle Eastern railways (April and May 1982) discussing Transmark's plans for the Iraq-Oman link as well as wider developments amongst Arab countries, including an artist's impression of a high-speed train in Abu Dhabi, a photocopied article from Middle East Construction (February 1982) on 'Rail Links to the Arab World', another article from 'Middle East Industry and Transport' (July/August 1981) on how 'Middle East rail network fast becoming a reality' and several other cuttings and photocopied articles on related topics.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameCrusoe; Jonathan Richard Huthwaite (1953-1991); journalist and writer
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