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L-14-D Drivers Coach

This long lived drivers coach was superficially in a poor condition, however her interior was surprisingly intact and she would be used on the driving end of a suburban train for short trips. She did not have a motor or … Continue reading

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Drakensberg SB van at Sanrasm

This SB van was one of the few remaining identifiable remnants of the former Drakensberg express. Superficially she was in a good condition, but her body had been damaged by trees and general lack of maintenance at Sanrasm. There was … 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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Dining Saloon Shashi 229

Yet another classic dining saloon that rotted while under the “care” of Sanrasm in Randfontein. Shashi (229), has had major water damage to her interior from a leaking roof and a broken window and it seemed as if would become … 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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Half balcony dining saloon Phantom Pass (161)

Phantom Pass (161) is, or should I say was, a gem. She is a “pure” wooden, half balcony dining saloon with her own kitchen. She is not a pillared dining saloon though, but stands out in her own right as … Continue reading

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2nd Class E-13 Coach 2123

2nd Class coach 2123 is an E-13 built in 1938 in Bloemfontein. She is the way I remember coaches in my early days of rail travel. Wood, leather, a solid feel about her, and a smell of her own. Sadly, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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