RT class members in their new home in South Africa
After distinguished service in London, on to a new life in South Africa.
The original prints of these photos are dated November, 1973: Aussie photographer unknown
RTW 96 (CA 6669) stands waiting to start a day's work in the
South African sun, somewhat naked, stripped of guard rails, wheel trims and "dustbin
lids" and offering to the world a meagre destination blind and an 'orrible
"ducky" little bumper bar!
.... while under cover, roof box RT ?? (CA 30953) and RTL 1346 (CA 80843) quietly rest in their new and final home.
From all accounts, most of these exports to South Africa had hard lives,
and literally fell to pieces in service.
Thanks to David Munton, Cape Town, for the fleet number information!
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