Category Archives: West Rand

34-099 and 34-466

One fine day in Magaliesburg, while waiting for the Reefsteamers train to leave, a pair of diesels arrived with cement trucks which they stacked in lines next to the train before being decoupled. It appeared as if 34-466 had broken … Continue reading

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Private Saloon Wesvaal

The Private Saloon Wesvaal, was originally built for the CGR in 1897. By some strange quirk of fate she managed to survive over the years and eventually ended up at Sanrasm where she was slowly deteriorating, but in a better … Continue reading

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Lichfield Garden of Remembrance

I was quite surprised to find the Garden of Remembrance in Lichfield, considering I was not looking for it in the first place. The War Memorial was designed by Charles Edward Bateman, and the garden was opened on 20 October … Continue reading

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Royal Artillery Memorial

In the area where Wellington Arch is, there are a number of War Memorials, one of which is the Royal Artillery Memorial. I did not see this memorial at its best, in fact it was looking decidedly green when I … Continue reading

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3 Class Balcony Coach 6086

One of the reach gems at Sanrasm North Site was the 3 class balcony coach 6086, she was unique, she is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd class vehicle and very worthy of preservation because she was probably the only one … Continue reading

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The South African Constabulary Reserved Coach on the West Rand

Its very rare to find an old classic like this, especially in such a good condition. This beauty was built in 1893 by Brown Marshalls & Co. England, and saw service in the Boer War. According to a plaque on … Continue reading

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Derelict C13 Balcony Coach 7936

I spotted this faded and derelict beauty while I was visiting Millsite, and kept on coming back to her because she had so much character, and even with all the water damage and years of neglect her leather and woodwork … Continue reading

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Jameson Raid Memorial and Graves, Krugersdorp

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REGM Military Cemetery

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David Reginald Younger VC

Capt. David Reginald Younger was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his deeds during an attack near Krugersdorp on 11 July 1900, during the Anglo Boer War.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 August 1902, Issue: 27462, Page: 5085 … Continue reading

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