The organisation’s coach stock, dating back to the 1960s, has been restored to prime condition to serve the interests of the general public and rail community.Every two months (on a Sunday morning), a Friends of the Rail-managed steam locomotive, complete with crew and train management, takes passengers on a day trip to Cullinan and back.Wine, beer, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase or feel free to bring your own.May 27th David Dee & The Hot Tracks Band June 17th Soulard Blues Band July 22nd Patti & The Hitmen August 26th The Jeremiah Johnson Band The Soulard Restoration Group (SRG) is excited to announce the 2017 Soulard Art in the Garden Tour.The locomotive departs from the Friends of the Rail station in Hermanstad, in the west of Tshwane, where passengers are advised to leave their cars for the day.A small, corner café-style shop at the station is stocked with souvenirs and light refreshments, should passengers wish to buy snacks for the two-hour journey to Cullinan, but be advised – the food and drinks coach is open throughout the round trip.Written records of serial numbers are not generally available.Some have suggested that Cooey did not use serial numbers, but many pre-1961 model 84s are stamped with serial numbers on the receiver, barrel (under the fore stock) and under the butt plate/shoulder stock.
A fashionable way to enjoy a day tour of the region is offered by Friends of the Rail, a not-for-profit organisation tasked with preserving South Africa’s steam train and coach heritage.
Cullinan is world famous for its own “big hole” – the mine excavation site that yielded the world’s largest rough gem-quality diamond.
Found by Frederick Wells, the surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company, on January 26, 1905, the diamond weighed in at some 3 106.75 carats (or 621.35g).
These show ‘London General’ [example shown to the right]. Absolutely delightful pieces of London’s Transport History. These lovely linen-backed maps from would have been shown inside Green Park Station, Southgate, Arnos Grove, Bounds Green, Wood Green, Turnpike Lane & Manor House stations.
One or two pre-date London Transport which was formed in 1933, others through the decades. Another classic example of how my poor photography does something absolutely delightful no favours at all.