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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2011, 08:24:11 pm »
Ja,ja....,make it a Station to Station of Southern Africa Tour, then we can take over at the orange river and take it all the way up to Grootfontein.
The Railway Relay.... O0

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2011, 11:08:29 pm »
A pity some of these old stations can't be recycled into WD overnight spots !
Local job creation?

I know an artist who dropped out to live in an Assistant Stationmaster's Assistant's house on a defunct station in the Karroo for ten years.  She paid a monthly rental of R50 - water included but no electricity.  She would rise and retire with the sun and only ate veggies from her own garden.  Very cheap living.
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2011, 12:17:43 am »
 

minder praat en meer fotos. ek hou van die stasie oorslaap plan  :thumleft:

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2011, 12:10:13 pm »
It is depressing to see how the infrustruture is just abondonded and left to crumble. Surely rail travel is the way to go to relieve our overcrowded roads.
I enjoy exploring these stations though.
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2011, 12:14:40 pm »
Some amazing pictures of a bygone era. Yes it is a pity that the infrastructure was allowed to crumble like this.
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2011, 12:35:26 pm »
This allows for some superb photo oportunities but gee wizz, this is depressing.
 

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2011, 08:25:37 pm »
Barandas station, near De Rust. There is not a crack in any of the buildings.
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2011, 10:54:15 pm »
Found this one on the weekend. 
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2011, 07:39:57 am »
WOW, it still has stuff inside! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2011, 08:03:19 am »
WOW, it still has stuff inside! :thumleft:

Only because it was too big to fit on the bike!  >:D
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2011, 08:04:43 am »
The Theescombe one in PE - mind you, I was 11 when I took the pic and I only had a trapfiets, not a proper bike yet :biggrin:

The concrete block is all that remains of it

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2011, 08:15:35 am »
wow jughead, that station is something! i recall filming in a station near Heidelberg, in the veld once...for Danish cornetto commercial...i think this will be a reason to get my bike out and try and find it....

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2011, 02:10:59 pm »
Net die naambord - geen gebou nie

 

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2011, 12:19:22 am »
wow jughead, that station is something! i recall filming in a station near Heidelberg, in the veld once...for Danish cornetto commercial...i think this will be a reason to get my bike out and try and find it....

Just say when Laurika.  We'll make up a group and go pay it a longer visit.
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2011, 12:33:19 am »
wow jughead, that station is something! i recall filming in a station near Heidelberg, in the veld once...for Danish cornetto commercial...i think this will be a reason to get my bike out and try and find it....

Just say when Laurika.  We'll make up a group and go pay it a longer visit.
its a long way for you to go...you decide.. ::)

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2011, 12:36:34 pm »
I really like these old buildings, let those pics come :thumleft:
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2011, 09:08:07 am »
the reason that many of these stations have been "left to rot" is there is no real use for them. today it is cheaper to send everything by road freight, so why pay for the up keep on a disused rail line and station. Should oil become massivly expensive or the counrty be in a state of war then i guess we would use the rails again, but until then, its all by road.

i do love rail travel and wish the government would allow private people to start up there own rail companies, then you would see it all open again, that would be great! imagine taking a train through the karoo for a weekend!

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2011, 10:59:11 am »
the reason that many of these stations have been "left to rot" is there is no real use for them. today it is cheaper to send everything by road freight, so why pay for the up keep on a disused rail line and station. Should oil become massivly expensive or the counrty be in a state of war then i guess we would use the rails again, but until then, its all by road.

i do love rail travel and wish the government would allow private people to start up there own rail companies, then you would see it all open again, that would be great! imagine taking a train through the karoo for a weekend!

awesome.

Yip, would be awesome.  Planning a bike/train/bike-on-a-train Trans-Siberia trip for 2015!  :biggrin:
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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2011, 08:53:06 pm »
Patensie

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Re: Stations... Our Glorious Past
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2011, 07:21:42 am »
So 'n paar fotos wat ek by 'n klein 'siding' net buite Uitenhage geneem het.



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