The Avontuur Railway

Richard Hay

A brand new look at the famous South African narrow guage railway from Port Elizabeth to Avontuur with exceptional photos.
Publication date:
January 2021
Publisher :
Mainline & Maritime
Series :
South African Two Foot Gauge Railways
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ISBN : 9781900340748

Dimensions : 297 X 210 mm
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A predominantly (but not exclusively) colour softback album taking the reader on an illustrated journey along this iconic South African narrow gauge railway from Port Elizabeth to Avontuur, including the branches to Patensie and the Eastern Province Cement Corporation. Garratts, NG15s and Class 91s all feature prominently. The photographs were taken in the period from 1969 to 2010, and showcase not just the modernisation and subsequent rundown of the railway in that period, but the stunning South African scenery through which it passed.