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Outeniqua Transport Museum

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The Outeniqua Transport Museum is a railway museum located in George, South Africa. The Outeniqua Railway Museum is one of Transnet Heritage Foundation museums. Situated in the former PX-goods shed in George, the museum opened on 24 September 1998. The museum collection consists of a 21 steam locomotives and 22 coaches among other vehicles. Model trains Captain John Baxter Captain John Baxter was born in Natal, son of a Natal Government Railways/South African Railways station master whose last station was Sarnia on the old main line. From school Baxter went to the General Botha naval training ship in Simonstown and served in the South African Navy in World War II. After the war he joined Clan Line and was master of one of its ships when he took early retirement in 1967 and returned to South Africa with his English wife, June, and children Nigel and Debbie. Baxter had a substantial British-prototype layout in his loft at Poole but he never lost his love of SAR tr
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