20 February 2012

Outeniqua Transport Museum

This is my first post on my first blog.  Don’t know what I am doing yet, but I have to start somewhere.

2012 started peacefully after spending the Christmas holidays at home with family.  On Thursday 5 January 2012 we went to visit the Outeniqua Transport Museum and took a ride on the Outeniqua Power Van.  I have done this once before and wanted to share it with my fiancé.  It was his first time.

The Outeniqua Transport museum displays a variety of steam locomotives, vintage cars and other exhibits about transport.  I don't know a lot about trains but enjoyed walking around while Mr Fiancé got excited about all the technical details.

Some photos of the trains:

Outeniqua Transport Museum
Locomotive 645 - Built in 1902 by Nielson, Reid & Co
 

Outeniqua Transport Museum
The 46 tonner "Roos" was built by Emil Kessler Maschinenefabrik, Esslinger, Germany in 1893.  She worked mainly on the Pretoria-Komatipoort line



Outeniqua Transport Museum
The coach used as private lounge by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother), during their tour of South Africa in Feb to April 1947
 
USEFUL INFORMATION:
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Address:                       2 Mission Street, George, South Africa
Website:                        http://www.outeniquachootjoe.co.za/museum.htm
Phone no:                     +27 44 801 8288
Visiting Hours:              
     Summer Season (1 Sep - 30 Apr)             Daily 08:00 - 17:00
     Off Peak Season (1 May - 31 Aug)           Monday – Friday: 08:00 - 16:00
                                                                  Saturday: 08:00 - 14:00
                                                                  Sunday: Closed           

(Not a sponsored post)

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