Soul of A Railway©
by Les Pivnic and Charlie Lewis
Les and Charlie 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:
Charlie is doing systems 1 to 4 while Les, with contributions from Harry Ostrofsky, is doing systems 5 to 8. Many others have made contributions in telling the story of steam in South Africa. Thanks to those who have supplied photos, in particular to Pierre de Wet with whom we shall be collaborating in the distilling of this series for eventual publication, to Bruno Martin for the maps and to Robert Wilson of Melbourne for inspiring us to attempt something similar to his FAPs with "the other SAR".