Category Archives: sanrasm

Inside South Site

I was lucky to be able to get inside Sanrasm when one of my friends managed to get himself a job cleaning up the place. That entailed cutting grass, trimming trees and vegetation, clearing up years of accumulated rubbish. It … Continue reading

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Inside North Site

North Site was fascinating. There were a lot of really interesting bits and pieces there, as well as a large collection of unanswered questions. Most of the very old coaches were very dangerous, woodwork was rotten, steelwork corroded, and not … Continue reading

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SIA Evaluation. South Site

On 10 September 2010 I was unofficially included in the team that went to Sanrasm to evaluate the collection and make recommendations. I will not go into the backdoor politics that had to happen to even get to this point, … Continue reading

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SIA Evaluation. North Site

On 10 September 2010 I was unofficially included in the team that went to Sanrasm to evaluate the collection and make recommendations. These are the images taken at North Site. The biggest obstacle that was faced was that North Site … Continue reading

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Rationalisation

It was decided that many of the derelict locos and assorted junk would be scrapped to raise funds to boost security and restore some of the more historically valuable or unique exhibits. There were no easy decisions to be made … Continue reading

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Resurrection and Preservation

Once the collection had been rationalised work was started on trying to preserve what was left. The irony is that a lot of damage had been done because simple things had never been seen to. Closing windows in coaches, fixing … Continue reading

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The Death of Chamdor (1)

I originally visited the Sanrasm locomotive site at Mclean Street, Chamdor. in 2007, and was amazed to even see that such a thing existed. Even as I arrived alarm bells went off. Who in their right mind would site locomotives … Continue reading

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Wardale modified Class 19D-2644

This locomotive, a 19D (2644) was modified by SAR Assistant Mechanical Engineer, David Wardale in 1979, and she was the precursor of the famous Class 26 “Red Devil“. Also known as “Spookie”, her days of service ended prematurely in 1984. … Continue reading

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