How Zambia's steam trains are surviving the pandemic

In good times past, tourists would book to ride a coal-powered steam train from Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and watching the sun set over the Victoria Falls bridge in Zimbabwe.

Before the pandemic, the number of tourists visiting Zambia was on the rise.

"There was a lot of expansion planned across the whole industry," Mike McNamara, general manager of Bushtracks Africa Group told the BBC. "Obviously these large-scale projects have been put on hold."

Now the steam trains are being repurposed as transport for medical supplies to help Zambia's doctors combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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