Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Top of Table Mountain

This little steam locomotive can be found in a museum on the top of Table Mountain. It was used for the construction of the dams up there, which were built to supply the growing city of Cape Town with water. This old photo in the museum shows the Woodhead Reservoir under construction with the Black Watch Scottish regiment pipers at the laying of the foundation stone of the dam in 1894.

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  1. What a delightful post. I adore old photo's and this is a classic.

  2. an interesting history
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. That must be a fascinating museum Caroline, and in such a brilliant location, my Dad was in the Black Watch so that was great to see.

  4. It a pity more people don't get to see the museum, but I imaging its a interesting and rewarding stop when you do the trail to the dams.