“Lunatic” they named the line
Yet it had infinitely more sense
Than their descendants
Who remain imprisoned
By their “sanity“
Inspired by this tweet
Lunatic Line reference:
When I remember Kenya, I will think of trains. Not because I saw so many of them and not because I travelled in one. But the Kenya the world knows today would not exist except for a rail line that, during its design and construction, was considered such a bad idea it was dubbed the Lunatic Line.
Maybe it was crazy and maybe it was not.~ A Train Called the Lunatic Express
Read more about the Lunatic Line and the mythical figure Seyyid Baghali in
The Mystic of Mackinnon Road which I am delighted to note is my most popular post to date.
[It was very difficult to write, happy that I made the effort]