Decline and desolation are unfortunately the key words here, as in many rural locations. This is Van Reenen, on the Kroonstad-Ladysmith main-line, on the border of the provinces of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Free State and the top of the scenic pass that this line makes down the Drakensberg mountains. The line has been controlled by CTC from Danskraal, near Ladysmith, since the 1980s. These 2010 pictures by Greg Hart show what is left of the statio building these days.

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