Category Archives: Johannesburg

Rand Revolt Casualty List

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C22- Articulated Saloon.

This classic C22 Articulated Saloon is staged at Reefsteamers in Germiston. The idea is that she will be restored to a point that she can be used to house overnight visitors at the depot. Her interior has been changed considerably … Continue reading

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GMAM Garratt No.4079 “Lyndie Lou”

Update 15 December 2019:  it was announced that the Board of Directors voted that Reefsteamers be placed into voluntary liquidation, with the depot closing on 16 December 2019. When I was young, a Garratt was something you only read about, … Continue reading

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Class 25NC -3472 “Elize”

Update 15 December 2019:  it was announced that the Board of Directors voted that Reefsteamers be placed into voluntary liquidation, with the depot closing on 16 December 2019. “Elize” was the first steam locomotive I had been behind since 1981, … Continue reading

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Class 15F – 3046 “Janine”

Update 15 December 2019:  it was announced that the Board of Directors voted that Reefsteamers be placed into voluntary liquidation, with the depot closing on 16 December 2019.  Class 15F 3046 was put back into steam in May 2010 after … Continue reading

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Oswald Austin Reid VC.

Oswald Austin Reid (02/11/1893 – 27/10/1920) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions On 7 March 1917 at the Battle of Diyalah River, Mesopotamia, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 June 1917, Supplement: 30122, Page: 5702, reads: “Capt. Oswald Austin … Continue reading

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Jameson Raid Memorial and Graves, Krugersdorp

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REGM Military Cemetery

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The Titanic Grave in South Africa

In fond memory of Hymie Alper (+ 12/11/1993), a kind and gentle soul. On a busy corner of Johannesburg, right next to the Smit Street on-ramp of the M1 North highway, we find the only memorial to the Titanic in … Continue reading

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Plinthed Locomotives

There are quite a few plinthed locos in South Africa, but they are really an endangered species if the current rate of scrap metal theft is anything to go by. A number of people contributed to this page, and I … Continue reading

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