anm document

"Rapport Rougier au sujet de l'Exploitation
de la ligne Kayes-Toukoto-Koulikoro et des
travaux executés pendant l'année 1904"
(Kayes, March 8, 1905)
in ANM K 12 fonds anciens

© 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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(p4) The rails reached Bamako on May 19, 1904. The report mentions the use of the "system Paindavoine" for constructing buildings using metal frames.

(p5) This table shows the stations that opened in 1904.

Station Distance from Kayes
(kilometers)
date opened
Nafadie 403 Jan 29
Baoule 413 Feb 12
Négala 435 Mar 18
Guinina 448 Apr 08
Dio 459 Apr 29
Kati 481 Jun 10
Bamako 509 Jul 29
Moribabougou 519 Nov 01
Tiénfala 526 Nov 01
Massala 543 Nov 20
Koulikoro 553 Dec 10

(p6) This table shows the number of each type of railroad worker employed by the railroad on new construction during each month of 1904.

Type of worker Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Masons (bridges) 661 586 643 702 461 556 480 313 353 409 398 181
Masons (Bamako) n/a n/a n/a n/a 200 310 340 350 230 240 313 359
Masons (Koulikoro) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 360 380
Blacksmiths 264 271 219 200 201 202 243 238 230 228 228 103
Carpenters 15 15 14 14 13 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Equipe speciale 66 71 70 66 71 71 77 78 77 77 71 70
Tracklayers 688 617 581 759 725 752 721 723 870 772 474 n/a
Maintenance 87 101 116 120 162 173 167 214 334 478 516 1461
Transport 370 313 294 257 301 282 270 229 120 114 n/a n/a
TOTAL 2151 1974 1937 2118 2134 2361 2313 2160 2229 2333 2375 2569

(p7) Section de Voie : This table shows the average number of workers employed on track work in each quarter from the last quarter of 1903 to the last quarter of 1904. These figures includes the people who worked in the brick ovens, the chalk factories, the oil plant, workshops, etc.

4th qtr 1903 1st qtr 1904 2nd qtr 1904 3rd qtr 1904 4th qtr 1894
522 511 570 559 560