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NZASM Eastern Line Railway Station - Elandshoek
Elandshoek, Mpumalanga

NZASM: Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij: Architect

Type:Railway Station


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25°30'15.01" S 30°42'02.01" E

According to old photographs, the old Elandshoek station building was built of wood and corrugated iron. It was considered that this structure should be replaced by a more permanent building, and 1897 can be assumed to be the date that the present building was completed. Elandshoek Station is a very good example of the typical station buildings built by the Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij for the Lowveld station crossings. Since 1897 the station has served the railway uninterruptedly.(Richardson 2001)

This could be said by Richardson in 2001 but since then, as can be seen from recent photographs, the building has been – and is still being - ransacked for materials. The photographs by Francois Erasmus were taken in 2002 and those by Marius Bakkes are 2012.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

De Jong, RC, Van der Waal, GM & Heydenrych, DH. 1988. NZASM 100 : 1887-1899, the buildings, steam engines and structures of the Netherlands South African Railway Company. Pretoria: C. Van Rensburg Publications on behalf of the Human Sciences Research Council. pg 115, 119, 131, 155
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 252