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Mr Hendersons Railway

In the late 19th Century British officers, garrisoned at Gibraltar, enjoyed the campo and travelled as far as Gaucin but the roads were narrow with potholes and craters and the carriages often had to navigate around boulders fallen on the road from the hillsides above. It took many hours, sometimes days, to even reach Gaucin. In 1890 a British engineer, John Morrison, with the backing of his friend, Sir Alexander Henderson, later Lord Faringdon, proposed a single-track rail line between Algeciras and Bobadilla where it would meet the mainline to Madrid. The pair had previously been responsible for building railways through atrocious country in South America so had little difficulty in Spain.

A Guide to Mr Henderson's Railway

Mr Henderson's Railway, the line from Algeciras to Ronda, was built by British engineers in the 19th century. It is a great feat ... Read the complete article >>


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Algeciras

Algeciras, during the early 20th century was the Riviera of the Mediterranean, a new winter resort. Now a busy industrial port an ... Read the complete article >>


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Cortes de la Frontera

Cortes de la Frontera is on the edge of the Sierra de Grazalema Parque Natural, overlooking the spectacular valley of the Rio Gua ... Read the complete article >>


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El Colmenar

El Colmenar or Estación de Gaucin, is a station on the Algeciras to Ronda railway line at the foot of the Buitreras Canyon ... Read the complete article >>


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Ronda

Ronda, location of the famous Tajo bridge and gorge, home of bullfighting and bandoleros ... Read the complete article >>


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San Roque

San Roque in Cadiz province, is known as Gibraltar in the Fields of San Roque ... Read the complete article >>


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