Ashford, H. Norman
Introduction
H. Norman ASHFORD
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Photographic Material
(a) Albums
(b) Loose photographs and negatives
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Ashford, H. Norman
Dates of creation: 1924-1953
Extent: 130 photographs
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

H. Norman ASHFORD

1916-1918 In Egypt
1924-1953 Employee of the Sudan Plantations Syndicate Ltd
1936-1948 Engineer-in-charge, Gezira Light Railway, based in Wad Shafi, Mechanical Engineering Division


Arrangement

1. Photographic Material

Catalogue
1. Photographic Material
(a) Albums
SAD.302/3/1-58
1925-1929
Album of photographs of the Gezira Light Railway including:
SAD.302/3/1
1929 Dec
Offloading diesel locos nos. 17-19
SAD.302/3/2
1925
Offloading simplex locos, with `Abd Allah Muhammad Khayr
SAD.302/3/3-4
1930 Feb
Derailment no. 19
SAD.302/3/5-6
Diesel Kerr-Stuart loco no. 16, with Harry McLaren (see also 302/10/17)
SAD.302/3/7-8
400 Saudi labourers on train near Abiadani bridge
SAD.302/3/9-10
1927 Sep 9
Bad washout, Meringau
SAD.302/3/11
`Abd al-Aziz bridge, old and replaced track
SAD.302/3/12
Mesellemiya Bridge before relaying (another copy 302/10/9)
SAD.302/3/13
Car with man
SAD.302/3/14-16, 37
Warak bridge with `Awadallah
SAD.302/3/17-18
KM99 temporary bridge
SAD.302/3/19-20
1929
Track north of Kemir station
SAD.302/3/21-22, 24
1929
Abd al-Hafiz in rains, with `Abd Sa`id Ahmad
SAD.302/3/23
1929
Moharram drain near Kemir
SAD.302/3/25
Abiadani bridge before laying track
SAD.302/3/26-27, 48
Derailment
SAD.302/3/28-29
Abiadani bridge
SAD.302/3/30-31, 39
Track maintenance work
SAD.302/3/32-33
Sets of wheels at Wad Shaf`i depot
SAD.302/3/34
F. Jacobs and a Howard waggon
SAD.302/3/35
Cotton train at KM21
SAD.302/3/36
Approach to Mesellemiya station
SAD.302/3/38
Track laying (another copy 302/10/16)
SAD.302/3/40
`Awadallah Muhammad Taha
SAD.302/3/41-42
Construction work on railway
SAD.302/3/43
Temporary bridge building with Rais `Awadallah
SAD.302/3/44
Mr. Reeve of Sudan Government Railways
SAD.302/3/45
No. 10 Loco with driver Muhammad `Umar Hasan
SAD.302/3/46
Ashford's old box car with `Awadallah Muhammad Taha at the wheel
SAD.302/3/47
Fadl and Ashford's trolley at Moharram in flood
SAD.302/3/48
Derailment on points
SAD.302/3/49-50
Seepage on old Gamusiya line and the result
SAD.302/3/51
Relaying curve on main line at KM99
SAD.302/3/52
Cotton train at KM21 (Kumor)
SAD.302/3/53-54
Bad loading and subsequent derailment, KM99 Junction
SAD.302/3/55-56
1929
Washout in Moharram drainage line, Loco No. 10
SAD.302/3/57-58
1925
Enloading new simplex locos
SAD.302/2/1-37
[c. 1927]
Album of photographs of the Gezira Light Railway including:
SAD.302/2/1-3; 302/2/20-22
No. 17 diesel derailed through water broken out of cotton near Rametheb
SAD.302/2/4-7
1927
Track men at work on line at Wad Shaf`i
SAD.302/2/8
New turnout at Meringau factories
SAD.302/2/9
Cotton trains in Wad Shaf`i station
SAD.302/2/10
Fadl `Umar Hasan sitting and `Umar Senkury with Ashford's trolley, Wad Shaf`i
SAD.302/2/11
Inspection pit, Wad Shaf`i with Ashford's first office? in tukl
SAD.302/2/12
Steel sided wagon (6 capacity), supplied by Robert Hudson Ltd
SAD.302/2/13
Temporary line work, Ashford's old box car in background
SAD.302/2/14
Temporary line work
SAD.302/2/16
1953
Well bore at Wad Shaf`i main depot, (another copy 302/10/15)
SAD.302/12/19
Derailment near Hag en Nur
SAD.302/2/23
Kamlin station
SAD.302/2/24
KM99 junction
SAD.302/2/25
CME (Boni) and Mr. Reeve (Sudan Railways) with trolley
SAD.302/2/26
`Uthman Ahmad and 20 HP Simplex loco, (another copy 302/10/8)
SAD.302/2/27-28
Cotton train, Wad Shaf`i, `Awadallah Muhammad Taha on point
SAD.302/2/29, 37
Hunslet 0-8-0 in Sudan Railways wagon
SAD.302/2/31-36
[1950]
Construction of bridges; cranes, bulldozers and cars in use
(b) Loose photographs and negatives
SAD.302/10/1
Mosque on Artal island, 515 years old, built from materials of old Christian church
SAD.302/10/2-3
[n.d.]
Factory diesel engines in a ginning factory, Meringau
SAD.302/10/4
1924
Foundations of Sennar Dam, Makwar
SAD.302/10/5
1925
Arrival of new 40HP Simplex locos (No. 7 and 8) at Mesellemiya, with A.W. Wagner (mounted) and Ashford.
SAD.302/10/6
1925
Offloading truck at Mesellemiya, chief mechanical engineer, J.R. Bonface
SAD.302/10/7
Arrival at Barakat of a new 120 HP 0-8-0 Hunslet Loco (see also 302/2/29, 37)
SAD.302/10/8
Another copy of 302/2/26
SAD.302/10/9
Another copy of 302/3/12
SAD.302/10/10
Another copy of 302/3/23
SAD.302/10/11
Another copy of 302/3/54
SAD.302/10/12
Another copy of 302/3/42
SAD.302/10/13
1953
Similar to 302/2/35, showing Muhammad `Umar Hasan`, chief Sudanese at G.L.R.
SAD.302/10/14
[c. 1953]
Similar to 302/2/31. Last bridge constructed by Sudan Irrigation Department before Ashford's departure, crossing main canal near Sheneib
SAD.302/10/15
1953
Another copy of 302/2/16
SAD.302/10/16
1950s
Track laying. Putting down heavier line, Abd al-Rahman line
SAD.302/10/17
Another copy of 302/3/5
SAD.302/10/18
G.L.R. train with two diesel locos
SAD.302/10/19
1952
Completed line over main canal, Sheneib, Kab el Gidad line
SAD.302/10/20-22
‘Buckeye' digging Abu Eshreen (A/20) irrigation channels
SAD.302/10/23
‘Buckeye' on the move with men's kit on roof
SAD.302/10/24
1924
Bed of main canal, being dug near Wad el Haddad, S.J. Fraser walking in it
SAD.302/10/25
Sudan Government Railways loco at Barakat station and 20 HP Simplex G.L.R. loco
SAD.302/10/26
Cotton train coming through ‘forest' near Wad Hussein
SAD.302/10/27
n.d.
Hunslet 120 HP 0-8-0 loco, G.L.R.
SAD.302/10/28
1952-53
Formation from main canal bridge for northern extension to Kab el Gidad
SAD.302/10/29
[c. 1950s]
Working on ramp formation at main canal bridge, Sheneib for Kab el Gidad line
SAD.302/10/30
G.L.R. cotton train at a station, many cotton sacks
SAD.302/10/31
John Alcock beside the G.L.R. track
SAD.302/10/32-33
Cotton train, negatives
SAD.302/10/34-35
[n.d.]
18 ground frame levers, with interlocking at main depot, Wad Shaf`i, negatives