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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 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, 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 is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.
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The Taff Vale Railway (TVR) was a standard gauge railway in South Wales, built to serve the iron and coal industries around Merthyr Tydfil, and to connect them with docks in Cardiff. It was opened in stages in 1840 and 1841.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hwange is a suffragan diocese in the city of Hwange in the ecclesiastical province of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.
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The Nambya people are an ethnic group of about 100,000 people, based in the north-west of Zimbabwe. They are clustered around the coal mining town of Hwange, formally Wankie, named after a revered local chief called Hwange. They speak the Nambya language.
The Hwange Thermal Power Station is the biggest power plant in Zimbabwe with an installed capacity of 920 MW. It is owned and driven by the national electricity company ZESA Holdings (Pvt) LTD.
The South African Railways Class 16DA 4-6-2 of 1928 was a steam locomotive.
The Wankie coal mine disaster took place on 6 June 1972 when a series of underground explosions occurred at the Wankie No.2 colliery in Rhodesia. With 426 fatalities, it remains the deadliest mine accident to date in the country's history.
Hwange District is an administrative district in northwestern Zimbabwe, in southern Africa.
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