Ride, the beloved steam train

As Alan Paton memorably said, this is a part of the country lovely beyond any singing of it. And what better way to admire it than from the coaches of a train. Paul Ash reports on a project to alleviate poverty by combining steam trains with a chapter from SA’s literary past

06 December 2020 - 00:00 By paul ash

There is a little railway that climbs from the valley of the Umzimkulu River and weaves its way across rippling cane fields to Carisbrooke, then plunges down through wattle plantations to Ixopo...

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