Category Archives: West Rand

Live Steamers

Before I came to the UK I lived very close to the Rand Society of Model Engineers that meets at Len Rutter Park in Florida. I used to do a quick look around whenever I saw they were open and … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Trains

Trains spotted here and there in South Africa, often loco’s and sometimes oddities and peculiarities. Special thanks to Ronnie Lovemore for images of the Class 91 Diesels. © DRW 2009-2018. Moved to blog 17/08/2014

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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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The Jameson Raid Vlakfontein Monument: Doornkop

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The Jameson Raid Surrender Memorial: Doornkop

There are a number of memorials associated with the ill fated Jameson Raid of 1896, and I have decided to split them as opposed to keeping them all together like they were before. My knowledge of these events is small, … Continue reading

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The Paardekraal Monument in Krugersdorp

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