Millsite

What can I say about Millsite? I did not see it in the glory days of steam, neither did I see it before the big cutting that occurred, for that matter I never saw it in good weather either! I visited at least 4 times and each time it was really hit and miss whether I would get in or not; it really depended on the security guards. The locos that I saw were mostly in a semi derelict state, and most were missing their bearings and any metal bits that could be carried away in a Checkers trolley.  Because I am not a loco ID fundi I have had to rely on various people who have been able to ID locos for me, or I have managed through a process of elimination to put a class and number to a sleeping behemoth.

Unless something is done these locos will slip into history forever,  IMHO it is too late, and we will probably loose them as we did Sanrasm. There is talk of a museum, but I am afraid these are way too far gone for a museum.  These images were taken in 2009 and 2010 and are of the identified locos, the electrics and coaches I will load in a separate page.

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Update: Feb 2015. It appears as if Millsite is being cleared, with a number of locos being taken by road to Bloemfontein. Unfortunately a lot of the locos are also being sold for scrap, and from what I can see this includes 8DW-1197, 10C 772/776,  14R-1733/1759, 24/3645, GM-2292, 15AR-1820, 15BR-1979, 15CA-2040/2041/2039/2077, 15A-2803, 15CA-2820/2825/2833/2836/2853/2060, 16R-794, 16CR-840 16DA-870, 19A-685,   15F-2902/2908/2913/2929/2934/2936/2940/3001/3075/3079/3098/3103. GEA-4022, 19D-2540/2709,  S-360, S2-3765, and 4E-E219

Update: 19 June 2016. Condensor 25-3451 and 19D 2540 were moved from Millsite to Reefsteamers in Germiston. Also due to be moved to Reefsteamers are a 3BR (1474?) and 14CBR. 6A-462 has been moved to Kimberley Mine Museum.  The derelict District Surgeons coach has been moved to Sandstone.  Two of the electrics (ES-E511 and 1E-01 were both moved to Bloemfontein, 4E-E219 was probably scrapped. 

10C-772

10C-772

15CA-2803

15CA-2803 (15A?)

16CR-840

16CR-840

10C-776

10C-776

10C-776

10C-776

10C-776

10C-776

15F-2913

15F-2913

15F-2913

15F-2913

15F-2934

15F-2934

GEA-4022

GEA-4022

GEA-4022

GEA-4022

15F-3001

15F-3001

15F-3001

15F-3001

19D-2709

19D-2709

19D-2540

19D-2540

15F-2908

15F-2908

S-360

S-360

S-360

S-360

8DW-1197

8DW-1197

8DW-1197

8DW-1197

15CA-2039

15CA-2039

 
15A-2803

15A-2803

 
   

Possible Survivors (nothing confirmed as yet)

3BR-1474

3BR-1474

4AR-1555

4AR-1555

4AR-1555

4AR-1555

6A-462

6A-462

6A-462

6A-462

6A-462

6A-462

5B-723

5B-723

5B-723

5B-723

12A-1211

12A-1211

19-1366

19-1366

25-3451 (Condenser)

25-3451 (Condenser)

ge-2260

GE-2260

25-3451 (Condenser)

25-3451 (Condenser)

25-3451 (Condenser)

25-3451 (Condenser)

A-103

A-103

A-103

A-103

GE-2260

GE-2260

GE-2260

GE-2260

S1-375

S1-375

GCA-2199

GCA-2199

S1-375

S1-375

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