idea of construction of railroad in Sudan began
in the epoch of Mohammed Ali Basha governor of
Sudan in the beginning of the 19th.
century The first trial of construction of
railroad began in the Khediev Ismail .
line was constructed from Wadi Halfa and reched
Umbacall to a distance of 266 kilometers in
April 1875. As a result of the existence of huge
rocks in the passage of the line the work was
stopped and equipment for cracking of rocks were
ordered from abroad. Work had been resumed
henceafter in the construction of the line till
it reched Saras in the year 1877. The arrival of
the line to Saras was completed in the epoch of
Grodoon Pasha who for the bad financial
situation stopped the construction of the
railroad in Saras.
1884 the military strategy necessitated
continuation in the extension of the railway
line which had stopped in Saras . The work began
in 1884 and the line reachd Ukasha ( 141 kms )
in August 1885.