centurion, on 19 April 2011 - 10:45 PM, said:
From the Allied and the German side
The top image is familiar but I cannot find the source.
It was possibly taken from a position in a siding (3’-6” gauge) close to Fort Wynyard which is very near to the Cape Town stadium built for the 2010 World Cup™ ® © on Green Point Common. This siding would have been connected to the Sea Point suburban line. Green Point Common was also used during the Anglo Boer War. http://www.flickr.co...oda/3895843195/
The South African Heavy Artillery had moved their Depot from Rondebosch Common to Green Point Common at the end of 1916 or beginning of 1917 embarking from old Monument Station on the now long gone Sea Point suburban line. See http://mikes.railhis...n.net/r025.html
for more information on the Sea Point line
Pool has a list of the wagon numbers used on 3’-6” gauge lines in GSWA with the series 5000-6000 being allocated to live stock trucks.
1. The GWSA rolling stock was marked “D S W A E”
2. South African (“Union”) rolling stock was marked “SAR”
3. South African wagons seem generally to have higher sides.
Here is an interesting article on the field artillery giving some more detail
http://www.sacktrick...in the lake.htm
The equipments shown seem too “heavy” for field artillery. The BL 5-inch (“cow”) guns used heavy wheels similar to the wheels on these guns but then were not used in GSWA; the bore of the barrels looks too small, the length of the tube too short; without a view of the carriages these guns will require a real expert for identification.