Thomson Junction

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NRZ Garratt class 15 No 417 at Thomson Junction, July 1990 HGG-NRZ-15-417-ThomsonJunction.jpg
NRZ Garratt class 15 No 417 at Thomson Junction, July 1990
Signboard of Thomson Junction, Zimbabwe HGG-ThomsonJunctionSignboard.jpg
Signboard of Thomson Junction, Zimbabwe

Thomson Junction is a railway marshalling yard about four miles northwest of Hwange (formerly called Wankie), in the Zimbabwe coal fields area. Thomson Junction is named after A. R. Thomson Esq., General Manager of Wankie Colliery for many years.

Hwange Place in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. It lies approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi), by road, southeast of Victoria Falls, the nearest large city. The town lies on the railway line from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, to Victoria Falls. Hwange sits at an elevation of 770 metres (2,530 ft), above sea level.

Zimbabwe republic in southern Africa

Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly 16 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.

Hwange Colliery is the name of a company in Zimbabwe and of its associated coal mine. It was founded in 1899. Mining operations are located near Hwange in the province of Matabeleland North. The company's headquarters are in the capital, Harare, some 500 kilometers to the east of the actual colliery. Its stock is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and is a component of its stock index, the Zimbabwe Mining Index. It is also listed on the London Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Trains coming from the south and destined for Victoria Falls and further north into Zambia, and trains coming from the north going south to Bulawayo and onwards, are marshalled for their onward journeys at Thomson Junction marshalling yard.

Victoria Falls a waterfall in southern Africa

Victoria Falls is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Zambia republic in southern Africa

Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa. It neighbours the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, and it is located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, the core economic hubs of the country.

Coordinates: 18°20′20″S26°26′57″E / 18.33889°S 26.44917°E / -18.33889; 26.44917

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