05 December 2007

T is for Trains



The main route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town has by-passed the city of George for many years now and it has been a long time since we stopped in at George. When you are going from point A to point B the inconvenience of stopping to smell the roses sometimes does not seem worth the extra travel time.





On our last trip to Cape Town we spontaneously decided to do the detour through George and what a well worth while decision that was. As we were leaving the city, we saw a sign to the right proclaiming the Railway Museum. Some quick and fancy maneuvering in the traffic got us to where we wanted to be.






When we arived we were told the Museum was closed as the facilities were being used for a decor expo as the stall holders were busy setting up their stands. After a little persuasion we were let in at no charge.


17 comments:

tenforty said...

Such interesting photos! You must have had the whole museum to yourselves when you visited, and enjoyed the trains greatly :)

Deb

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great series. They almost look like toy trains. Hope your recovery is coming along well.

mrsnesbitt said...

Aw! Hubby would enjoy this place. His dad worked on the railways and so the family got free first class travel for many many years..which they made the most of.

Great stuff
Denise

Mike said...

Some great photos there Max. Very interesting.

kml said...

Glad they let you in - great photos!

Andrea said...

WOW, those are some beautiful pictures of the train. Very interesting post.

sam said...

hehe, can you see Max has been in training to get back to his blogging? :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great train post all nice a new looking

Jim Baker said...

hey...

man, this post makes me reminesce about my father. I remember having a great obsession with train layouts when I was younger and my dad and I had great plans, but then I lost interest. I think it broke my fathers heart but I was just a kid that was growing up. Maybe one day I can build a train layout with my dad and my son if I ever have one, I would really like that...

i'm new to the whole ABC world so I'm just trying to stop by and say hello to those involved.

you can see my post here

jim baker

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've always liked Steam trains so this post is a creaker for me to see.

dot said...

Any train lover would have been in heaven at that museum and your pictures are really nice. Thanks for an interesting post. Hope you are feeling better.

Anna said...

Max these are cool photos of the train, I really like the old ones too. Visited some in Canada, just one wagon display, but was cool to see how robust they were. Hope all is well, Anna :)

living is detail said...

Fantastic train photos Max. I have a bit of a train thing because my father is very fond of them. I will have to show him this post.

One Little Detail

Firefly said...

The Outeniqua Railway Museum is outstanding. I used to be a tourist guide and the museum was one of my stops on the Garden Route tour as my starting or ending point for the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe steam train. The tourists always love walking through the museum and each person finds something else that is their highlight to the miseum. Being it the Royal train, the steam engins, the vintage car exhibit or just having coffee or lunch in the carrage at the restaurant. Well worth the R5 entrance fee!

Peter M said...

These beauties make great photos externally and internally, wish we still had them here, well actually we do but mainly run by enthusiasts

photowannabe said...

Great shots for the T posting. You must have been very persuasive to be admitted to the closed museum. Good for you.
Hope you are recuperating and will be back to your old self soon.

Oswegan said...

A very beautiful T. Nicely done Max.

~Oswegan