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Building of the Kenya-Uganda Railway famously known as the Lunatic Express commenced in 1896 at the port of Mombasa , Kenya and a year later the line had reached Voi town ( mile 100 ) .
Voi town served as a significant transit point between Mombasa and Nairobi and also served as the junction for the feeder railway that went on to Taveta then further down to Tanzania. The growth of the town can also be greatly attributed to the railway as in 1932 the borders of Voi Township, were drawn with the center point being the railway station.
The station is an exquisite, antique structure that proudly stands in defiance of time and age, as do most railway stations around the country that are sadly, currently wasting away and very poorly maintained.
Voi Railway Station is the first part in a photo essay/ collection dabbed Save The Railway that aims to show the need and urgency to preserve monuments such as this before it’s too late.
Some of these structures have survived for nearly a century or so it’s no guarantee that they will do so, for much longer.
Voi Railway Station as of August 2013
More railway stations coming your way soon .. 🙂