Video: Hammanskraal man builds himself a train the first in Africa
A self-taught engineering artist and designer built himself a train in Hammanskraal Pretoria and uploaded it on social media a video that went viral.
Known for his skills in building small vehicle toys to haulage trucks, he has totally gone beyond imagination and built himself a train that has a carrying capacity of 115 passengers.
Twitter users tipped the man to be the next big innovator in South Africa and encouraged the government to give him necessary funding as the road train will help many rural kids with transport to school.
Video: Hammanskraal man builds himself a train and impressed South Africa
Regulators were also tagged to the twitter post to play their part in helping the Hammanskraal to realise his dream and help with required regulation process.
Is this the solution to the delapidated PRASA infrustructure?
The self made train has been tipped to replace PRASA trains which in the past months have encountered increased cases of vandilism.
Congrats chief, this is awesome and can help a lot of kids get to school safely and quicker. Can also work as transportation to hospitals and clinics, better than those mehlolo the government paid for during lockdown. Start a fundraiser on GoFundMe so we donate to build more.
Those with ideas, talent and abilities have no space to make a difference to people’s lives! But those with nothing to offer except to take from us as if we owe them our lives, are all over our lives daily, hogging the headlines and occupying space! Sad!
A bit of “fine tuning” and you may just have the aswer to very good travelling between villages and small towns. Keep working on it. Make SA proud.
@MYANC if your people can take R250million for imaginary asbestos roofs removal etc. You surely should make a plan to support Hendrick. This is much better than those scooters from Eastern Cape you were willing pay R10million for.