Museums, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens

ID #1716

Outeniqua Railway Museum, George, Garden Route, Western Cape.

Visit the Transnet National Railway Museum and travel back in time to the last millennium.  The museum covers 25000m2 (all under cover) and depicts the development of railways in South Africa.  Locomotives and rolling stock are exhibited on railway lines running into the museum. Some of the items on display include:

•    Road motor vehicles used for auxiliary services, such as the 1947 Canadian Brill Bus (Passenger), the 1929 Thornycroft Lorry (goods) and the 1948 “Bantam” Karrier (cartage).
•    Replica of a typical railway station and signal cabin
•    Signal and track equipment
•    Fire fighting equipment
•    Horse-drawn vehicles
•    Engines (pumps)
•    Catering equipment (silverware and crockery)
•    Furniture and models
•    Steam locomotives built in the late 1800’s for NZASM and used during the Anglo-Boer War – e.g. Emil Kessler (Rand Tram), NZASM 46 ton (Roos) as well as the 6J, 7A, 7B, 16B, GB and H2 classes
•    Various coaches (dining cars, mainline coaches, and private saloons) as well as the White Train coaches built in Britain and used by the royal family during their 1947  tour.

See the Photo Gallery for several photographs. Open on weekdays from 09h00 to 17h00, and on Saturdays and public holidays (except Christmas Day) from 09h00 to 14h00.

#2 Mission Street, off Knysna Road, George, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N12. BFOutrail

Contct:            +27 (44) 801 8223 telephone
+27 (44) 801 8224 fax
e-mail: kennethj@transnet.co.za



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