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Old SAR road transport bus

I can remember travelling from Saldanha to Cape Town on one of these as a youngster. It took nearly four hours to complete the journey travelling through the towns of Vredenburg, Hopefield, Darling and on to Cape Town. New roads and modern motorised transportation has reduced this trip to just over an hour.

This specimen brought back memories. It was actually owned by one of our neighbours in Saldanha who collected vintage vehicles and as children we used to pretend it was our stage coach when playing cowboys and indians!

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  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2007 at 3:52 AM

    Another nice place but no 'palace' here! The golf looks good though!...

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 1:56 PM

    We went on the Outeniqua Choo Choo train on our honeymoon! Was a super outing :)

  • Dec 21, 2004 at 11:43 PM

    Many many happy returns of the day. Wishing you a happy birthday and great time. Greetings from India. Also wishing you and family a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 1:09 AM

    So there are two rail tracks? Or both trains stop in the middle and people swap places? You can explain that in Transportation tip. Or Warnings/Dangers maybe?

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