anm document

"Consigne des Lorrys" (Bamako, July 19, 1907)
in ANM K 14 fonds anciens

© 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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This is a schedule and set of regulations for a lorry service that operated between the train station, the hospital and the governor's section in Kayes. Aparently, it used a special road along the railroad tracks, because there is a complex set of regulations based on position relative to the railroad track to determine who has the right of way. It also mentions other lorrys in Kayes that weren't part of the service, so I assume that some of the commercial houses had their own. There were six trips in each direction between the station and the government each day, and four from the station to the hospital.

NOTE: Another report in this folder dated August 1907 says that the Senegal River didn't rise high enough to allow ships to bring construction materials to Kayes, so they were unloaded further downstream in Bakel.