Coaches

I admit that I really love coaches. The all pervading memory I have of them is of polished wood, leather, and the smell that an old wooden coach had. Sadly they are usually overlooked in our quest to photograph steam engines, and the advent of the formica clad steel bodied saloon meant that those wonderful oldies would be lost forever.

I was fortunate to be able to encounter a few oldies still around, namely at Sanrasm and Heidelberg Transport Museum, strangely enough that feint smell was still there, even over the smell of dust and decay. This is my tribute to some of the beauts I have seen. Initially these pages will point off site to my website, but as I move pages they will remain within  the blog area. Please be patient though, this page is still under construction.

Derelict Sleeper Millsite

Derelict Sleeper
Millsite

District Surgeons coach Millsite

District Surgeons coach
Millsite

C-13 Balcony coach 7936 Millsite

C-13 Balcony coach 7936
Millsite

Kango. Catering coach AC-1 127 Corridor side Reefsteamers

Kango. Catering coach
AC-1 127 Corridor side Reefsteamers

Kango. Kitchen coach AC-1 127 Corridor side Reefsteamers

Kango. Catering coach
AC-1 127 service side Reefsteamers

"The Nigel Coach" Sleeper Reefsteamers

8628 “The Nigel Coach” Sleeper. Reefsteamers

BJ's Branded Dining Saloon Germiston

BJ’s Branded Dining Saloon
Germiston

Shosholoza Meyl Sitter Germiston

Shosholoza Meyl Sitter
Germiston

Shosholoza Meyl mainline train. Germiston

Shosholoza Meyl mainline train. Germiston

Derelict 2nd class saloon Reefsteamers

Derelict 2nd class saloon
Reefsteamers

Regional Managers Saloon 83. Reefsteamers

Regional Managers Saloon 83. Reefsteamers

Slamdoor sub Friends of the Rail

Slamdoor sub
Friends of the Rail

Slamdoor sub Friends of the Rail

Slamdoor sub
Friends of the Rail

Slamdoor sub Friends of the Rail

Slamdoor sub
Friends of the Rail

Vintage Coach (1893) Florida

Vintage Coach (1893)
Florida

Engineers Caboose (Before) Sanrasm South

Engineers Caboose (Before)
Sanrasm South

Engineers Caboose (After) Sanrasm South

Engineers Caboose
(After)
Sanrasm South

2nd Class Coach 2123. Before SANRASM South

2nd Class Coach 2123.
Before
SANRASM South

2nd Class Coach 2123. after SANRASM South

2nd Class Coach 2123.
after
SANRASM South

CGR Private Saloon 15. "Wes-Vaal " SANRASM South

CGR Private Saloon 15. “Wes-Vaal “
SANRASM South

Kitchen Car 282 Corridor side (after) SANRASM South

Kitchen Car 282
Corridor side (after)
SANRASM South

Kitchen Car 282 Working side (after) SANRASM South

Kitchen Car 282
Working side (after)
SANRASM South

Dining Saloon 161 Phantom Pass (before) SANRASM South

Dining Saloon 161
Phantom Pass (before)
SANRASM South

Dining Saloon 161 Phantom Pass (After) SANRASM South

Dining Saloon 161
Phantom Pass (After)
SANRASM South

Compo Guards/Passenger coach. SANRASM South

Compo Guards/Passenger coach. SANRASM South

2nd Class E-16 Coach 8868. SANRASM North

2nd Class E-16 Coach 8868.
SANRASM North

Derelict balcony 1/2/3class 6086 SANRASM North

Derelict balcony
1/2/3class 6086
SANRASM North

Derelict slamdoor sub SANRASM South

Derelict slamdoor sub
SANRASM South

Dining Saloon Shashi 229. SANRASM South

Dining Saloon Shashi 229.
SANRASM South

Drakensberg Express SB van 2295 SANRASM North

Drakensberg Express
SB van 2295
SANRASM North

L-14-Drivers coach SANRASM South

L-14-Drivers coach
SANRASM South

L-14-Drivers coach SANRASM South

L-14-Drivers coach
SANRASM South

Articulated saloon C-22 Reefsteamers

Articulated saloon C-22
Reefsteamers

Sleeper coach Reefsteamers

Sleeper coach
Reefsteamers

Derelict refreshment coaches AC-1: 120 ans 128 Reefsteamers

Derelict refreshment coaches AC-1: 120 and 128 Reefsteamers

Southern Cross Sleeper Reefsteamers

Southern Cross Sleeper
Reefsteamers

Southern Cross Sleeper Reefsteamers

Southern Cross Sleeper Reefsteamers

Southern Cross SB Van Reefsteamers

Southern Cross SB Van Reefsteamers

SB and power van Reefsteamers

SB and power van
Reefsteamers

Day Sitter Reefsteamers

Day Sitter
Reefsteamers

Braamfontein Yards

Braamfontein Yards

Braamfontein Yards

Braamfontein Yards

Vapour Clarksons Braamfontein Yards

Vapour Clarksons
Braamfontein Yards

Braamfontein Yards

Braamfontein Yards

Braamfontein Yards

Braamfontein Yards

Derelict E-13 Saloon 14161 Braamfontein

Derelict E-13 Saloon 14161
Braamfontein

Derelict E-13 Saloon 14160 Braamfontein

Derelict E-13 Saloon 14160
Braamfontein

Reused sitter Fordsburg Square

Reused sitter
Fordsburg Square

Breakdown Train Millsite

Breakdown Train
Millsite

Breakdown Train Millsite

Breakdown Train
Millsite

Breakdown Train Millsite

Breakdown Train
Millsite

Mainline saloons Pretoria

Mainline saloons
Pretoria

Premiere Klasse Randfontein

Premiere Klasse
Randfontein

Breakdown Train Germiston

Breakdown Train
Germiston

     

Many people have helped contribute to this page, but special thanks must go to Carlos Das Neves Vieira for help in identifying some of these old beauties.

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