Talk:Camel train

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would it be out of place to add facts about camels in this article?Tortinshaar (talk) 15:45, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Probably it would be out of place, unless they are specifically of interest to camel trains. There's a [camel]] article, though; check that out. - DavidWBrooks 18:48, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Lattimore's journey[edit]

His 1926 journey resulted in his account of the experiences: The Desert Road to Turkestan. London : Methuen & Co., 1928 (or London : Methuen, [1928]); Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1929. The UK ed. seems to have preceded the US one.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 11:44, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Camels as travelling libraries[edit]

The probably does not belong in the article but it has elements in common

A Camel Library Service in Kenya. This service which is funded by the Kenyan government and as a charity in Garissa and Wajir near the border with Somalia. The service started with three camels in October 1996 and had twelve in 2006 delivering 7000 books,[1] daily in English, Somali and Swahili[2] This service has been used as a background for the novel The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton.

--Felix folio secundus 08:30, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

I think it does belong in the article, at the bottom as a related subsection - it's very interesting! You should add it. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 12:10, 24 June 2010 (UTC)


This article would benefit from a brief discussion of average distances traveled per day by camel trains under various conditions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:10, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

There already a discussion of this under "Camel caravan organization " / "Speed", based on Owen Lattimore's account (as experienced in Inner Mongolia in the 1920s). The main point is that you travel at a pedestrian's walking speed. -- Vmenkov (talk) 14:54, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Excellent point. I have slightly expanded the introduction, which was too brief, and mentioned this fact, which isn't immediately obvious. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 15:06, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Caravan is under discussion, see talk:travel trailer -- (talk) 05:15, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

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