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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Thursday 3 June Avontuur line Day 3

This was a cloudy day and photographic opportunities were limited.
Loerie was an important railway centre with banking engines once stationed there in steam days to assist trains on their way towards Port Elizabeth. This housing was typical of that provided for railway employees in the 1950s.

This also appears to be railway housing at Mondplaas, 13 kilometres beyond Loerie, presumably built for African labourers who maintained the track.

Our journey took us close to the sea, at the famous surfing centre of Jeffreys Bay.

There is a taxing 7 kilometre climb to gain 86 metres in height from Kabeljouwsrivier up to Jeffries Bay station.
Lunch was taken at Humansdorp, 41 kilometres from Loerie
and on our journey through to Assegaaibos we halted at Howley and the Dieprivier crossing, 62 kilometres out of Loerie.

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