These five joined ten sister engines (class 10A) supplied in 1910 and built on the design of the earlier 1904 original CSAR 10th class.In the 1930's, thirteen of these locomotives were given a new lease on life by fitting new standard boilers, the "R" signifying the new boiler. Looking at the Entrance signboard did not help much to open the museum! So we had to content ourselves by walking around the perimeter and see as much as we could.RIGHT: Cape 4th-Class 4-6-0T locomotive (top page 33 Holland's Vol 1).These more powerful locomotives were first introduced in 1880 to cope with the increasing traffic and heavier loads to the interior.I was most positively assured that the Museum will definitely be open.As we drove by, in the street where the (main) Drosdy Museum is located, I noted that the museum door was closed , was that the museum staff member who looked after the station museum, had fell ill for 3 working days.Photos & text about mostly plinthed (on static display) and forgotten South African Steam Locomotives found all over South Africa - These pages seek to promote awareness and appreciation for these once living machines - Main source used to supply the text: Locomotives of the South African Railways published by Struik in 1985 - Authors: Leith Paxton & David Bourne. Please contact me if your photo is not credited correctly.
Ask about their 2nd floor party room, available for special events.Altogether there were 92 of these locomotives ordered for the Cape Government Railways (CGR), making them the most numerous single class.Some were built by Neilson and the others by Stephenson. We now continue with a few more pictures taken in August 2009: Close-up 1 (below more info about 3rd class coach(es) on the left) In the late 1980's a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the late Mr. Human, got hold of This project (of the then Board of Trustees, tasked with raising funds for the museum) however never got any further, due to a lack of funds and the inability to raise more funds to execute the planned conversion.It has a two locos, and about 5-6 coaches / dining cars.