Soul of A Railway ©

by Les Pivnic, Charlie Lewis, Bruno Martin and Andrew Deacon

We are working together on this project to convey to future generations the essence of a once magnificent transport network in South Africa - the South African Railways - or simply the SAR.


In the steam era the SAR was divided into nine systems as follows:

Many others make contributions in telling the story of steam in South Africa. We are especially grateful to all those who have contributed photos and information. Particular thanks to Bruno Martin for providing the beautiful and informative maps accompanying each chapter. Finally, thanks to Robert Wilson of Melbourne for inspiring us to attempt something similar to his FAPs with "the other SAR".