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Blue Train Cape Town - Pretoria on the Karoo 2004 (WS)

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"Few phrases have become so familiar to the ear as from the 'Cape to Cairo. It is a phrase that has made history, though perhaps not so rapidly as his creator anticipated. When Cecil Rhodes first cast his eyes from North to South, and conceived the idea of binding the two extreme points of the African continent together, there is no indication that he experienced great difficulty in finding a title for his undertaking. There was Cairo in the north and Cape Town in the south. He aspired to join the two by rail".

Frederick Talbot
The Railway Conquest of the World, 1911