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Outiniqua Transport Museum  
Until relatively recently it would have been possible to take a tourist train - usually hauled by a steam locomotive - from Knysna over the famous Kaaimans River Bridge and on to George.  In 2011 the only train ride possible was from George to Camfer in adapted inspection cars forming a three car consist.
Knysna Lagoon Rail Bridge Knysna Lagoon Rail Bridge

Rail bridge across Knysna Lagoon seen under a threatening sky - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Wilderness Wildernis Wildernis Wilderness
On the N2 passing Wilderness (Wildernis) where P W Botha lived until his death in 2006 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
P W Botha onthou plaat by Kaaimansrivier Kaaimans River
Stop at Kaaimans River where this plaque commemorates the opening of the George-Knysna section of the N2 by P W Botha - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Kaaimans River Bridge by Tim Giddings

In the days of the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe:  a South African Railways (Suid Afrikaanse SpoorweŽ) 19D heads a train from George to Knysna over the famous bridge - PHOTO Tim Giddings

Kaaimans River Rail Bridge Kaaimansrivier Trein Brug
The Kaaimans River rail bridge with the waves of the Indian Ocean breaking under the piers in October 2010 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
N2 at Kaaimans River N2 by Kaaimansrivier
Knysna to George road opened in 1988 by P W Botha - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Outeniqua Transport Museum Outeniqua Vervoer Museum
Outeniqua Transport Museum with GO Class Garratt built by Henschel in 1954 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Beyer Garratt of South African Railways Beyer Garratt van Suid Afrikaanse Spurwee
Beyer Peacock-built No 4023 GEA Class Garratt 4-8-2+2-8-4 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Garratt Locomotives at Outeniqua Transport Museum Garratt Locomotives at Outeniqua Transport Museum

Beyer Garratt locomotives: Henschel-built No 2575 GO Class 4-8-2+2-8-4 (left) and Hanomag-built GF Class  (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Diesel Locomotive at Outeniqua Transport Museum Diesel Locomotive at Outeniqua Transport Museum
Transnet diesel Class 35-400 No 35-415 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Garratt Loco number plate Garratt Locomotives at Outeniqua Transport Museum
Locomotives stored outside are in generally poor condition. Like with so many museums this is due to lack of funds, but the locos stored inside the museum, like this GMAM Class, are very well maintained - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

GMAM Class Garratt locomotive at the head of a train with an SAS/SAR Sitkamerwa (Saloon Car).  The GMAMs were built by three manufacturers:  Henschel, Beyer Peacock and North British - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

White Train Wit Trein GL Garratt Princess Alice
GL Class Garratt No 2351 heads the White Train (Wit Trein) which was used by the President of the Republic and accordingly took precedence over all other trains - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
White Train Coach GL Garratt Princess Alice
The President's coach from the White Train "hauled" by GL Class Garratt 2351, "Princess Alice" - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Canadian Brill Car of  the South African Railways Road Services Canadian Brill Car van die Pad Vervoerdiens Suid Afrikaanse Spoorwee
Canadian Brill Cars of the Pad Vervoerdiens Suid Afrikaanse SpoorweŽ - South African Railways Road Services - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
1950s Rover Saloon, Outeniqua Transport Museum 1950s Jaguar Saloon, Outeniqua Transport Museum
Rover saloon (left) and Jaguar saloon (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Leaving George for Camfer Leaving George for Camfer
After departing from the Museum platform the train of former inspection cars reverses - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Houses by the railway at George Huise deur die spoorlyn by George
Many South African dorps have houses built across from the railway like here in George - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Outeniqua Mountains Outeniqua Berge
Starting the climb into the Outeniqua Mountains - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Outeniqua Mountains Outeniqua Mountains

High in the Outeniquas en route for Camfer - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Outeniqua Berge Outeniqua Berge

High in the Outeniquas en route for Camfer - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Approaching one of several tunnels as the train hugs the mountainside  - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Outeniqua Berge Outeniqua Berge
Both rail and road hug the mountainside - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Approaching Camfer Inspection Car train at Camfer
Nearing the end of the journey at Camfer where there was time to look at the train made up of converted inspection cars - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Camfer, Outeniqua Mountains Camfer, Outeniqua Mountains
Camfer in the Outeniqua Mountains - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
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