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Heritage, Info and History

 
 

The SAR Class 24 locomotive
General information about our Class 24 No. 3655, christened 'Jenny'. Specifications and a bit of her operational history.


 

The SAR Class 16DA locomotive
Specifications and history of the Class 16DA as well as the story of how No. 879,once named Theodora, came to be at Atlantic Rail and why she was re-christened 'Katie'.


 

Coaches in use by Atlantic Rail
Line drawings and some basic specifications on the coaches, where and when they were built and what their capacity is. With time, all the scans of the engineering drawings will be linked up here too.


History of the Stations on the Cape Town to Simon's Town Line
Originally published by the Cape Town Heritage Trust in 1990 to commemorate the centenary of the completion of the line to Simon's Town, this text lookes at the stations of the Cape Town - Simons Town Railway. The transcribed text is not a 100% replication of the original text asit has been changed to reflect the current reality. A scan of the source article is available at the top of the page.


Founding of the Simon's Town Station and the line up to Kalk Bay
This transcript is a copy of an article written by DM Rhind and printed in the November 1990 edition of SA Rail. All photographs have been reproduced and the accompanying map has been accurately traced and redrawn, althogh now in a colourised version.


Map of Cape Town 1891
This is a map of 1884, revised and corrected under the superintendance of the City Engineer, T.W. Cairncross, Esq., A.M.I.C.E. and lithographed and published by W.A. Richards & Sons of Castle Street, Cape Town in March 1891

This image is from a set of historic out-of-copyright maps originally sourced from the library of the Trigonometrical Survey Office (Trig. Surveys) and what is now known as the Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information (CD:NGI).


Map of the Cape Peninsula 1909
This is a map of teh Cape Peninsula with a specific focus on communication and transportation infrastructure in relation to the topographical relief. It was created Geographical section of the General staff and published by the War Office in July, 1909.

This image is from a set of historic out-of-copyright maps originally sourced from the library of the Trigonometrical Survey Office (Trig. Surveys) and what is now known as the Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information (CD:NGI).

 
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