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3. Garub railway station

The station in a sandstorm.

The Garub station was constructed in the early 1900s when the railway line between Lüderitz and Keetmanshoop was being built. South African forces used it as a military base during World War I.

After the war, the building was abandoned and fell into disrepair over the years. Today, all that remains next to the railway tracks are the signboard and the ruin of the house that was once the residence of the station master who oversaw the railway and watering stations.

We passed it on the way to Kolmanskop. I managed to get this shot while a sandstorm blasted the vehicle.

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