Thursday, 17 March 2016

Railway over the mountains from George to Oudtshoorn

The building of the railway line from George to Oudtshoorn started in December 1908 from the George side and 1911 from the Oudtshoorn side. There were 2500 workers on the line.  7 tunnels were excavated and was completed in April 1913. The cost was 465 000 Pounds. It was officially opened on 6 August 1913 by Sir David de Villiers Graaff.


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