NZASM Volksrust Railways Precinct

Because Volksrust was the border town to the then Natal Colony, Charlestown being its nearby equivalent there, the arrival of the NZASM rail lent impetus to its importance and development. It was given a substantial station to which the ZAR Government added a Customs House. All were once declared National Monuments (now Provincial Heritage Resources in the Mpumalanga Province), but, alas, now ruinous. Across the tracks lay the NZASM Railway village of a row of Type C semi-detached cottages all facing across the lines to the station. These were served by a school and recreation hall, still extant, though expanded and altered. The entire village is in a somewhat parlous state of dereliction although still inhabited, doing duty as housing.

NZASM: Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij

Artefacts (accessed 28 April 2016).