The first section is operational of the Beira Railway in Portuguese Mozambique. The rail line is being built inland from Beira’s port to Mashonaland (Zimbabwe). Africans are allowed to sit on top of passenger cars, but risk being swept off by overhanging branches. Inside, white passengers sit on long benches running the length of the cars, and they are burned by sparks from the engine that enter windows that must be kept open due to the oppressive heat. When passengers smell burning clothing, an alarm is raised to see who is on fire.