KOPPIES

The Vereeniging to Kroonstad section of the Free State main line from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein still features a number of stations with lever frames and semaphore signals, including Koppies station in the small town of the same name, situated 60 kms north of Kroonstad and 139 kms south of Johannesburg. This pictures shows starter signals for northbound trains at Koppies in the early evening sun, shot taken just after 18h00, temperature 32 degrees (Celsius)! Picture taken by Eugene Armer on 15 December 2006.

Here is 15F Engine 3156 at Koppies during the 1989 Kei Explorer. Picture by Richard Niven.

Also taken by Richard Niven, here is Class 23 3300 at Koppies for the 1986 Cape Venturer.
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