Swazis prepare to go west

first_imgSWAZILAND Railways has unveiled plans to build a western link into South Africa, to provide a direct route to Johannesburg and the Gauteng region. Chief Executive Officer Gideon Mahlalela said in Mbabane on May 29 that he hoped the line would be open within five years.The new link would use part of the dismantled route from Matsapha to Kadake, before swinging west along the Usutu river valley to Lothair, in the South African region of Mpumalanga. Here it would connect with an existing Spoornet branch from Ermelo on the Richards Bay heavy-haul coal corridor.SR has already started rehabilitation work on its east-west corridor from Matsapha to the Mozambique border at Goba, following the renovation of CFM’s Goba – Maputo line in an Italian-funded project three years ago. Mahlalela hopes to be able to launch a Matsapha – Maputo passenger service within four years. He expects the service to Johannesburg via Lothair to follow about a year later. SR also plans to launch a luxury tourist train before the end of this year, using the north-south corridor linking Komatipoort and Golela. olast_img read more

Timothy Walston

first_imgFuneral services for Timothy will be at 7 PM Wednesday November 15, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church 9901 Central Ave. Dillsboro, In 47018 with Rev Richard Kolaskey officiating.    Visitation will also be Wednesday 4-7PM at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Trinity Lutheran Church.   Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with arrangements. Timothy B. Walston, 58 of Versailles passed away November 12, 2017 at Mercy Health-West, Cincinnati.  Timothy was born Friday April 3, 1959 the son of Donald and Wilma (Bushman) Walston. He married Rebecca (Swango) Walston on March 8, 1980 and she survives.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro. He belonged to the Carpenters Local Union 758 in Indianapolis, and later 1142 in Lawrenceburg, and he retired from Community Mental Health as a maintenance supervisor.   He enjoyed fishing, gardening, riding his “Harley” and riding his John Deere tractor around.  He enjoyed his family the most; spending time with his two grandchildren.Timothy is survived by wife: Becky Walston of Versailles; sons: Travis (Renee) Walston of Evansville, IN; daughter: Amber (Billy) Meyer of Milan; brother Jay (Melissa) Walston of Dillsboro. 2 Grandchildren:  Zoey Maria Meyer and Jackson William Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Steven M. Walstonlast_img read more