Sunday, October 31, 2010

British Troop Train


On the way up the hill to Fort Klapperkop and the SA National Defence Force Memorial outside Pretoria stand an old steam locomotive.  This specific locomotive was amongst others used over 100 years ago during the Anglo Boer War (1899 - 1902) to carry British troops and supplies from the coast to where the war was taking place in the interior of South Africa.

3 comments:

  1. Very cool train. Like the closeup shots.

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  2. I like the line of bolts. Reminds me of various machines I've worked on at the shop.

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  3. I wish some of these old trains were still running, they were such fun to ride on.

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