geschrieben von: HGG
Datum: 18.01.12 19:09
geschrieben von: 52 2006
Datum: 18.01.12 20:10
geschrieben von: DR01
Datum: 19.01.12 18:35
geschrieben von: Christian Hansen
Datum: 19.01.12 22:04
Those wonderful photos of De Aar brought back many memories of my work there as well as the great plans that we had for our SAR Museum.
Unfortunately, those plans never materialised and all our efforts to build a world-class railway museum collapsed.
As Pierre de Wet said recently on the List, there is not much left except for the Museum in George and a few private preservation groups who keep steam alive in certain parts of the Country.
Even in De Aar which I personally selected as the main storage area for our National Collection, we suffered a lot of vandalism especially to our coaches that I stored in the Bridge Yard south of the Loco Depot. We lost priceless coaches to vandalism - ripped leather seats - smashed windows - stolen wash-basins - the list goes on............!
Yes, those were great days but eventually and largely due to political changes in South Africa, it all but collapsed! The George Museum is but a shadow of what we had planned. Even in George Museum (OTM) today, there are no knowledgeable staff and they don't even have a workshop to maintain exhibits!
Thanks again for the lovely photos! Please pass on my thanks to the photographer who took those photos.
geschrieben von: Reinhard Gumbert
Datum: 24.01.12 01:24
geschrieben von: Rainer Schnell
Datum: 24.01.12 16:42