• The Stinkwood Railway, Knysna, South Africa

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by rogerfarnworth
 
The April 1951 edition of The Railway Magazine carried a short article about a 2ft-gauge logging line in South Africa. The article was entitled, The Stinkwood Line. It drew my attention and I thought that it was worth investigation.

It turns out that the article was not as accurate as it might have been and it also failed to let magazine readers know that by the time of publication the line had been closed for at least 18 months.

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  by george matthews
 
In 1970 or thereabouts I took the train from Port Elizabeth to George and stayed the night there. I remember seeing a less than Cape Gauge railway there. I don't think there were any passenger services on it but I am sure it was still active.