Category Archives: West Rand

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

There are a number of Jameson Raid remnants to be found in Burgershoop Cemetery in Krugersdorp. The dominant one is the memorial erected in 1917, where 5 Burghers are remembered. There are also the graves of 3 Jameson raiders with … Continue reading

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REGM Military Cemetery

The Randfontein Estates Gold Mine Military Cemetery is somewhat of a misnomer, the reality is that it is a collection of graves related to the Jameson Raid next to a railway line. The graves are of Troopers William Charles Beatty-Powell, … Continue reading

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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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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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SANRASM South Site (Prior to 10/2010)

I spent a lot of time trying to find Sanrasm. The signage at Millsite was old, and it pointed in a nebulous direction, but there was no real road to follow. And, when it was almost in my grasp I … Continue reading

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SANRASM North Site (Prior to 10/2010)

I had not even been aware of North Site when I had first visited Sanrasm, and only picked up on it existing by accident. I added it to my list and grabbed my camera and headed out there. Like South … Continue reading

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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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