has posted a fabulous link in MAPS! which has let me update the maps to include the railline (map may date from 1954 but better than any we have had!)
He also gave us these coordinates:
Managed to match up the train 'station' (1°49'41"W 12°17'52"N) and the town of Bingo (1°49'55"W 12°18'00"N) on Google Earth with this map, but I'm still a little helpless with the rest of the locations. Looks like the building at 1°49'59"W 12°18'11"N is the only one long enough to be the school (the trees kind of match up), so I'm thinking the milking was on the south side of the track and the Pit Stop on the north side?
Could one of you GE wizards give me some pretty pictures for MAPS! with these??
He also found this link to the Commune of Bingo
which is a goldmine of information! (in French but I can just get the essentials!)
Some tidbits from the site:
The road from Ouagadougou to Bingo has been resurfaced and is now "suitable for all seasons".
The govt of Taiwan has helped finance this new clinic, maternity clinic, and Youth center, and latrines-- just dedicated in October:
They are seeking funding for a new ambulance of this type:
A photo gallery of the town council--was trying to find the judges/greeter: MMe Zongo maybe??
Or the regional council: Mmme Lamoussa maybe?
The population is about 2100, and the school has 70 students with 36 boys and 34 girls. They are asking for funding at a cost of 600F to help send a child to school.
There is an "Agricultural School" in Bingo as well--could this be one of those "long" buildings you are seeing in GE?