On a Saturday morning when the weather really could not decide if it should be rain or shine, the 07:05 Metrorail service from Fish Hoek to Cape Town is leaving St James station. On the beach belo... (more)
South Africa’s first purpose-built rapid transit system commenced operations on 8th June 2010, just in time for the soccer World Cup which opened on 11th June. One of the 4-car Electrostar trainse... (more)
Three of the class 6E1's allocated for use on passenger trains, E1397, E1464 and E1654, were repainted at Koedoespoort workshops in the Shosholoza Meyl livery and released back into service this w... (more)
Red Devil 25 nc 3450+3454+3441 Kimberly station
South African passenger services went into a decline in the 1990's but are now on the rebound! Several luxury trains, marketed under the name "Premiere Class", run betwen major cities. Here the Ca... (more)
An Atlantic Rail train runs towards the harbour in the distance where the loco will run around and the train will come back this way for the passengers to enjoy the sunset.
A special train of David Rodgers Steam Loco Safari tours, run early morning in a frezee country of Free State.
The Beyer Garratt Class GMAM was one of many classes of this type designed for service in South Africa. This locomotive has just hauled the Cape Town - Port Elizabeth passenger train over the tor... (more)
The sun is setting, the glint is fading and it's time to call it a day! 15F 3016 catches the last light from the setting sun near Vailima.
The first shot of the day would often be at Slabberts, as the eastbound overnight passenger would arrive just about at sunrise. It's still true 20 years later, although today the train is westbou... (more)
Arranged at very short notice due to high fire risk on the Montagu Pass, GEA 4023 crosses the Malgaarten river between George and Mossel Bay.
14CRB No. 1882, built by Montreal Locomotive Works, cruises by Stompdrift Reservoir, on the way to Oudtshoorn.
A rare 14CRB class 4-8-2 passes the Red Wall at Rooikrans in late afternoon light. Light only strikes the wall in January, so today it's black!
The GEA has been working flat out for most of the 25km at 1 in 36 gradient, lifting the train some 1600 feet from George to the summit at Topping, journey time around 48mins. Stack talk, out of th... (more)
Locomotive experienced a broken rod between Kimberely and Orange river.