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Re: End Of The Line ~ The last Trains at CDM
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2010, 07:57:46 PM »
"In 1950 a railway line with a 30kv overhead transmission line was constructed to connect Mittag in the North to Oranjemund, some 54km apart.

On a daily basis the trains transported some 860 people to their place of work, supplies to the hostels and workshops, and 1500 cubic metres of gravel to the screening plants."


Source:"Treasures of the Diamond Coast ~ A Century of Diamond Mining in Namibia by Gabi Schneider"

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Re: End Of The Line ~ The last Trains at CDM
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2010, 08:00:19 PM »
There is a lot more to the book, facts about the number and types of carriages and engines on these historical rails, but I think you will have to buy this book to read more...

As stated on another topic, I initially thought that the price of the book was quite steep, but now I am going to ask Michele to buy me my own copy..... well worth it......

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Re: End Of The Line ~ The last Trains at CDM
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2010, 01:39:43 PM »
Mike bought my copy of Treasures of the Diamond Coast from
NETBOOKS CC
Milnerton, Cape Town
Tel. 021 551 4248
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Email. books@netbooks.co.za
The Price was R265 including vat.
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Re: End Of The Line ~ The last Trains at CDM
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2010, 05:51:18 PM »
Thanks for that Gordon, On their site, they claim the book is going for R499.

Think you were lucky to get the  book at the price you did, they must have slipped up....   grab(1)

I took the library book back this morning, the nice lady extended the due date till next year, seeing that the library is so quiet....
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Re: End Of The Line ~ The last Trains at CDM
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2010, 07:58:24 AM »
Dear Mike, I still have NETBOOK'S Tax Invoice made out for R232.46 plus VAT of R32.54.
Can forward a copy if you like for onward dispatch to NETBOOKS as proof they were selling Treasures of the Diamond Coast for R265.Worth a try!
Merry Xmas to you and your family
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Re: End Of The Line ~ The last Trains at CDM
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2010, 11:20:16 PM »
I contacted NETBooks in Milnerton while in CT No Stock will order going for R400

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Re: End Of The Line ~ The last Trains at CDM
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2019, 12:09:36 PM »
Compliments of Tuys De Wet, one can see the rail lines west of the mine store....

Not sure if this is late 60's or early 70's......
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