Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Train grave yard

The narrow gauge Humewood Station has been in the news lately because of its rundown state. Although it always have had a bit of "character", it has deteriorated of late and fell into disrepair. Spoornet has now decided to demolish all the old structures on the property and to clean it up. I don't know if they have any plans to redevelop another station (for the Apple Express to use), but anything will look beter than what its been like. I've been wanting to go there for a photo shoot but just haven't had the time. If I don't get there soon I may never get the chance. This pic of the old rusty engines and rolling stock was taken from the sidewalk along Beach Road and is probably the closest I have been to it all.


  1. What great rusty skeletons. Seems a shame they can't be left as museum pieces.

  2. It is sad, as Gaelyn said. The Humewood line eventually ends up in Avontuur in the Langkloof, and an interesting titbit is that this line cuts through our farm outside Joubertina. The line was in planning for some time but poverty after the Boer War sped things up a bit. This is surely a cause for which spoornet can donate as part of their Social Corporate Developement - less striking, maybe?