oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Pieter Hendrik Louw - for the love of rails and people

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... EDUCATION After various transfers and appointments, the family settled in Ladysmith, KwaZulu- Natal, where Pieter started school at Egerton Primary School. Pieter frequently accompanied his father on trolley inspections of the rail tracks during the school holidays. The trolley was a converted canvas-hood Morris Oxford car fitted with flanged wheels. The steering wheel was used to operate the brakes mechanically with their cast-iron brake shoes. They lived and slept in a wooden construction caboose. It was a great thrill for Pieter to be handed the heavy train staff used for train control at the stations! Pieter remembers travelling to Durban ..

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