Simon's Town Station Goods Shed

Simon's Town Historical Society

Simon's Town Station Goods Shed

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The Goods Shed was built at the same time as the Station and was required because at that time most of the goods moving in and out of Simon's Town were conveyed by rail. Goods coming in included cattle for the Municipal Abattoir at Dido Valley and a cattle yard was situated at the northern end of the Goods Shed. With the decline of Simon's Town businesses activity after the forced removals and the winding down of activity in the Dockyard the railway goods traffic also declined and the Goods shed fell into disuse.
The building represents a relatively pristine example of architectural style as it applied to railway architecture in the late 1880s

This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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