A mobile South African National Monument, yes on wheels, is resting in the Museum railway yard at SANRASM, Krugersdorp. This Kitson locomotive was, in 1983, the oldest running steam engine in South Africa. She was doing so for more than 105 years! Kitson is on permanent loan from ESKOM to the South African National Railway And Steam Museum (SANRASM) in Krugersdorp. Unfortunately SANRASM seems to be unable to care for the monument in a way that the little workhorse deserves ...In 2008, the RSSA made a R5000 cash donation, to SANRASM, towards the cosmetic restoration of the Kitson and Hunslet, ex-ESKOM National Heritage Locomotives. This engine was manufactured in England in 1879 by the firm of Kitson and Co, of Leeds, and was exported to South Africa soon thereafter for service on the Natal Government Railway. It is the oldest working steam locomotive in the country, and was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 29 April 1983.
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