The Tazara train from Dar es Salaam to (almost) Lusaka, Zambia takes about 43 hours–give or take some hours–and covers a distance of about 2000 kilometers (1200 miles).
Along the track and across the green landscape life teems with energy, rural peasant life,
curious children, aggressive vendors and even a wedding (photos 58-63).
The track was originally laid down in the 1970’s by the Chinese who sought to bring copper out of Zambia.
The passenger carriages and engines were built about the same time and have not been upgraded much since.