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Re: RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

André Kritzinger
 

This is Andre Jr, the colonel son
 
Our father André Kritzinger passed away this morning at about (ETA for the SALM friends). This is now the saddest day of my life. He died peacefully whilst André E Kritzinger was bathing him. I will inform you all of the funeral arrangements
 
https://www.facebook.com/annemarie.kritzinger.14/posts/319444495232263 (post by my sister earlier today)
 
My dad always talked about the all the online groups and I know he was well woven into the community, I wish to thank you all within the community, my dad really enjoyed getting advice and providing it on the odd occasion.  He asked me to reply to all the groups and I’m using the last email list.  Please forward to the people in the community as I don’t have the full lists unfortunately.
 
Andre E Kritzinger
 

Sent: 02 February, 2018 16:19
Subject: Re: [sar-l] RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER
 
This is very unexpected and so sad. My condolences to the family. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but I know that we lost a great man.
Best regards,
Dawie Kuyler.
 
On 02 Feb 2018 16:06, "du Preez" <ldupr@...> wrote:

Our father André Kritzinger passed away this morning at about (ETA for the SALM friends). This is now the saddest day of my life. He died peacefully whilst André E Kritzinger was bathing him. I will inform you all of the funeral arrangements.
 

Re: RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

Dave Richardson
 

May I add my condolences and those of Sandstone Heritage Trust at the passing of Andre. I never met him but did correspond occasionally. His SAR loco classes on Wikipedia was a magnum opus and a valuable knowledge base for years to come. RIP Andre.

 

Kind Regards

 

Dave Richardson

 


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Re: RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

Richard Gillatt
 

My condolences to Andres family.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Richard

 

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Subject: Re: [sar-l] RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

 

May I add my condolences and those of Sandstone Heritage Trust at the passing of Andre. I never met him but did correspond occasionally. His SAR loco classes on Wikipedia was a magnum opus and a valuable knowledge base for years to come. RIP Andre.

 

Kind Regards

 

Dave Richardson

 

 

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Re: RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

Eddie_Barnes <eddie_barnes@...>
 

André's meticulous documentation of South Africa's railways is appreciated well beyond his native shores. Condolences from England to his family and friends.

Re: RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

J. Stuart Grossert
 

On Fri, 2 Feb 2018, Pierre And Corry wrote:
....

I too must add my condolences to the family. Andre has left a
wonderful legacy in the mammoth amount of work that did so well to
document SAR locomotives.

I can only echo Pierre's words, below and add that I always
admired his command of language and how he could write just a few
words to express his thoughts completely clearly.

May he rest in peace, Stuart


}André was a feisty personality with a great sense of humour and
}always a true gentleman. He will be sorely missed on this forum
}where he added such value through many years of contribution.
}I’ll miss seeing his name cropping up here time and again and
}always with something worth reading. May he rest n peace and may
}his family find peace too after their loss.
}
}In sympathy, and respect,
}
}Pierre de Wet
}

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J. Stuart Grossert, HALIFAX, NS, Canada
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Re: RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

William Smith
 

We have lost the most senior military officer on our list - my condolences to the family.
Is there any others on list who held citizen force military rank?
I managed to obtain the rank of Sergeant Major (WO2) in the citizen force
Bill

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 2:52 AM, J. Stuart Grossert <grossert@...> wrote:
On Fri, 2 Feb 2018, Pierre And Corry wrote:
....

I too must add my condolences to the family.  Andre has left a
wonderful legacy in the mammoth amount of work that did so well to
document SAR locomotives.

I can only echo Pierre's words, below and add that I always
admired his command of language and how he could write just a few
words to express his thoughts completely clearly.

May he rest in peace,           Stuart


}André was a feisty personality with a great sense of humour and
}always a true gentleman. He will be sorely missed on this forum
}where he added such value through many years of contribution.
}I’ll miss seeing his name cropping up here time and again and
}always with something worth reading. May he rest n peace and may
}his family find peace too after their loss.
}
}In  sympathy, and respect,
}
}Pierre de Wet
}

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J. Stuart Grossert, HALIFAX, NS, Canada
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Re: SABIE RIVER BRIDGE - SKUKUZA

Richard Gillatt
 

To all those who replied to my request a huge thank you from myself and that Africa Wild group for the valuable input.

 

Kind Regards

 

Richard.

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ralph Timmermann
Sent: 02 February 2018 01:18 PM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sar-l] SABIE RIVER BRIDGE - SKUKUZA

 

[X]  Great idea - I'm in!    (as a paying guest that is)

 

Seriously,

Ralph

 

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Betreff: Re: [sar-l] SABIE RIVER BRIDGE - SKUKUZA

What would be a better idea is

Use a rail trolley (Wickham) to take guests over the bridge to view game from the other bank
Stewart

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashley Peter via Groups.Io
Sent: 01 February 2018 05:39 PM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sar-l] SABIE RIVER BRIDGE - SKUKUZA

 

I tend to agree Pierre - having a set of carriages standing permanently on that bridge would definitely detract from the serenity of the area, especially with people hanging out of windows and no doubt wandering around.

 

Regards 

 

 

Ashley 

 

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 17:16, Pierre And Corry

Hi Richard,

 

One presumes that the organisers of this realise the logistics involved in bringing in more coaches and only after these have been bought and refurbished by someone like Rovos for instance, so expensive it will be.

I think that the idea could work but I would leave the old bridge uncluttered. If a train was actually seen passing over the bridge and moving on as they did, then fine but I'm not so sure about a train full of people in the game reserve parked there on a permanent basis. The less commercial clutter in the Kruger the better. Yes, even stationary railway coaches. Within the station precincts, then fine and more genuine in a sense too.

 

Thanks for asking our opinion.

 

Pierre


On 31 Jan 2018, at 22:39, Ashley Peter via Groups.Io <ashley.peter@...> wrote:

There coaches currently at Skukuza?  When I was there in July there was only one lounge coach and the Class 24 steam loco.

 

Regards 

 

 

Ashley 

 

 

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 22:22, Richard Gillatt

Good evening all,

 

I have been asked by my Africa Wild group to post this article here and get opinions from the real railway enthusiasts who have more knowledge of the costs and technical feasability of such an undertaking from a railway viewpoint and not that of a Kruger Park enthusiast. I feel that the Africa Wild listees might just be a bit biased.

 

I did post another article on this in October 2016 and received some very interesting replies.

 

I would appreciate it if I could receive some responses be they technical, financial or personal or any other viewpoints.

 

Please

 

Re: Selati Bridge

Postby Lisbeth » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:27 pm

 

Choo choo! New train-themed accommodation to be built on Selati Bridge in Kruger

 

2018-01-27 10:57 - Gabi Zietsman

 

Train and railway history buffs will be very excited about South African National Parks (SANParks) latest plans for the defunct Selati Railway Bridge in Kruger National Park.

 

The conservation authority announced its plans to develop an upmarket tourism facility on the old bridge, complete in the style of a train to reflect the heritage value of the long-gone Selati Railway Line.

 

It will be able to accommodate 48 guests and made up of 12 railway carriages, plus a lounge carriage, and will be an extension of the current Selati restaurant near Skukuza Rest Camp.

 

Other new facilities will include edutainment and interpretive areas for the general public as well as a reception area for guests of the new facility.

 

"To the north of the bridge it is proposed that a stationary box carriage be positioned on the existing railway tracks to serve as storage and backdrop for bush diner functions and the departure/return of game drives," says SANParks.

 

History of the Selati Line

 

The Selati Railway Line was first built in 1912, connecting Komatipoort with Tzaneen during the gold rush heydays. It cut through South Africa's first private nature reserve, Sabie Game Reserve, which in time became part of the Kruger National Park.

 

In 1923 South African Railways took over and started a nine-day tour through the Lowveld, with a stopover at Sabie Bridge, today called Skukuza, where passengers had to sleep on the train. It became very popular for its game viewing, and Kruger was established as a national park in 1926.

 

Trains still ran through the park up until 1973 after which most of the tracks have been removed, leaving the bridge as is and part of the Skukuza scenery.

 

A few years later a steam engine was donated to the now defunct station for display, and today three of its coaches serve as the Selati Station Grill House. It boasts pictures and posters from the station's heydays, highlighting the unique game viewing experiences people had back then.

 

Request for public participation

 

SANParks, through Kruger Selati (Pty) Ltd, is in the process of applying for environmental authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs, and they are inviting Interested and Affected Parties to register with the assigned Environmental Assessment Practitioner from Emross Consulting, before 26 February. Once this is approved they can move on to start developing the project.

 

A Heritage Impact Assessment is also being made by Archaetnos CC, and interested parties can also submit their comments with them.

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I look forward to receiving some honest and unbiased comments.

 

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Richard.

 

 

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Re: Old Park station article + photos (1930's Park stn)

johnfaulkner53
 

According to Google Earth, the old South Station building is still standing and the old concourse inside it is NOT "buried" under the new station! It should be quite easy to access it without climbing through a secret entrance! The roofs are rather rusty as might be expected after tears of neglect. Also, why refer to the old station as "infamous"? It was a much nicer place than the dreary dungeon that replaced it!
 
John Faulkner


Re: Old Park station article + photos (1930's Park stn)

Robert Maidment-Wilson
 

Quite right, John and well said!
 
Robert.
 

Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2018 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Old Park station article + photos (1930's Park stn)
 
According to Google Earth, the old South Station building is still standing and the old concourse inside it is NOT "buried" under the new station! It should be quite easy to access it without climbing through a secret entrance! The roofs are rather rusty as might be expected after tears of neglect. Also, why refer to the old station as "infamous"? It was a much nicer place than the dreary dungeon that replaced it!
 
John Faulkner


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Re: RIP -ANDRE KRITZINGER

John Middleton
 

I would just like to add my condolences to the family of Andre Kritzinger. We worked together on many of his pages and the effort and devotion was amazing, I sometimes wish I could match his level of energy. His passing is a great loss to the enthusiast fraternity in South Africa. May he rest in peace.

John Middleton

Washington, DC, USA

 

 

 

 

Re: Nrz steam

Les Smith
 


Thanks for the good news Chas.
 
Cheers,
 
Les Smith.

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Fw: Technical Workshop Invitation: 07-08 February 2018

Les Smith
 

 
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Sent: Monday, February 05, 2018 2:31 PM
Subject: Technical Workshop Invitation: 07-08 February 2018

 

 

Dear Fedrail SA member,

 

The Railway Safety Regulator has advised us of a change of date for its proposed technical workshop that was to be held on 7/8 February 2018.

 

The State Of The Nation Address (SONA) will be taking place on the 08th February 2018. As a result of this, delegates seem to have a challenge, securing  accommodation around Cape Town.

 

Kindly be advised that, because of the above mentioned reason,  the Railway Safety Regulator has decided to reschedule the Technical Workshop, scheduled for the Western Cape Region on the 07th-08th February 2018, as follows:

 

 

·         Date:  27th -28th February 2018.

·         Venue: RSR Offices Cape Town

·         Standards: Please see attached documents

 

 

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