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Tunnel and cogwheel section Waterval Onder end, I.M.Ry Transvl., 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y305J/127

Scope and Contents

206 x 148 mm. A view looking down on a curving section of track climbing the side of a steep hill on the Laurenco Marques line near Waterval Onder. The tunnel in the sheer cliff face can be seen in the background. The line here features a central rack meshed into cogs on the underside of the locomotive to provide purchase on the steep gradient. The only rack railway in South Africa, it became obsolete with the advent of more powerful engines.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1910


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Related Materials

Refer to prints Y305J/128 - Y305J/129 for similar views.



Date information

DateText: The date is approximate.

Finding aid date

2002-10-25 10:42:22+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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