Other Rail LAccording to the Ottoman
State Year Books and "Stations on the Most Exalted Pilgrimage"
the stations along the route from Maan to Madawera where almost
all simple water holes and caravan camping sites devoid of permanent
settlement where local nomads were recorded as to congregate
during the Pilgrimage season to barter for food and other goods
with the pilgrims. It was only natural that most of the railway
outposts / fuel depots should be built at such locations where
water was present.