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:
|Locomotive 645 - Built in 1902 by Nielson, Reid & Co|
|The 46 tonner "Roos" was built by Emil Kessler Maschinenefabrik, Esslinger, Germany in 1893. She worked mainly on the Pretoria-Komatipoort line|
|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|
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Address: 2 Mission Street, George, South Africa
Phone no: +27 44 801 8288
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
(Not a sponsored post)