HOUTKRAAL

The legendary "Steel Kyalami" from De Aar to Kimberley was famous as a steam mainline until 1992, and also had semaphore signalling until the recent electrification in the early 2000s. Houtkraal was the first station north of De Aar, and you can see a number of home and starting signals in this 1987 shot by Richard Niven, featuring the 25NCs still working the line at that stage.


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