Chaman, Bauchistan 1889

Chaman Bazaar Afghanistan

Fred Bremner, Quetta/Karachi

[Chaman became the terminal point of the what was once called the Kandahar State Railway, a British project to extend rail lines from Karachi to the southern Afghan city of Kandahar following the Second Afghan War in 1880. The objective was to be able to quickly move British troops to Kandahar. The newly installed Afghan Amir, Abdur Rehman, later refused the railway extension, and the project was renamed the Sind Peshin State Railway. It was very difficult to cross to the Afghan side, as the US photographer W.H. Jackson discovered in 1895. Chaman remains a border town, now between Afghanistan and Pakistan.]


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