Hans Hylkema follows the, in some places overgrown, in others flooded, track of De Goudlijn, the train that ran from Paramaribo to the gold mining region of Lawa from the early twentieth century to 1987. During the civil war in 1986, this section, a project of then governor and later constructor of the Dutch Afsluitdijk, Ir. C. Lely, permanently fell into disuse.