The railway line from Sir Lowry’s Pass to Caledon, passing by the Elgin Station, was opened in 1902. This line connected Cape Town with the rich farming area of the Overberg. At 51 miles from Elgin to Cape Town, the rail journey now took mere hours compared to the days required to do the trip by ox wagon. This facilitated the growth of the fruit industry in the early days of the 20th century and made for a spectacular train ride for the passengers of that era.
Made by Wintersdrift in Elgin South Africa.