Gillian Everett

Gillian Everett

Posted on 08/18/2013

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Trans Karoo

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Trans Karoo Train

Trans Karoo Train
Between Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa

The Trans Karoo Express, or simply Trans Karoo, was a South African express passenger train service which travelled an approximately 1,600-kilometre (990 mi) journey between Johannesburg and Cape Town. It operated daily in each direction, meaning that there were in fact two Trans Karoos - they passed each other during the night, heading in opposite directions. The service was operated by Spoornet, the national railway company.

The Trans Karoo was named from the Great Karoo scrubland, one of the most extensive geographical features of southern Africa, across which the train operated...

The service is now incorporated into the Shosholoza Meyl network of operations, a sub-division of the national passenger train operator, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa. Although the title of Trans Karoo has officially ended, it is still used colloquially..

Scanned original taken in 1982

Archive Airings AA48 Passenger Transportation

An interesting historical shot and also perspective of the countryside.
4 years ago.
Gillian Everett has replied to tiabunna
Thanks George.
4 years ago.