This Steam and Safaris Charter train has just completed the climb from Tierkranz via 8th and 7th Reverses. 8th Reverse is clearly seen in the middle distance on the right. The line was closed in... (more)
The sun has just risen on Friends of the Rails Berkshire, heading a photographic charter train. The tones in the winter veldt match the tones in the steam plume.
One of the Class 19Ds stationed at Bloemfontein, does an accurate re-enactment of steam operations on this remote branch line. Regular steam operations ended in 1978.
The climb to Cumbres is almost over for D&RGW 2-8-2 485 and her short train as she loops through Tanglefoot Curve. After passing by, the train will loop behind the photographer and end up on the s... (more)
Climbing the hill. Cumbres & Toltec 2-8-2 489 was disguised at "Denver & Rio Grande Western 485" last September for a Lerro Productions photo freight charter. The 485 works hard to lift the... (more)
A Steam and Safaris Charter train heads north for Kimberley with an old-style SAR passenger train. No 3454 was a modified member of her class - her double lempor exaust is aparrent in this view.
It's hard to believe this was my first day using a DSLR with interchangeable lenses, Canon XT (350D) and even harder to believe that it was over 6 years ago. New Hope & Ivyland dressed up #40 into... (more)
A railroad employee gives Extra 765 an all-clear at Carland just after sunset on a Saturday evening. A Lerro Productions photo charter.
Steamscape - Los Pinos Valley. A Denver & Rio Grande Western K-36 hauls a string of stock cars and mixed freight up the Los Pinos Valley, on the westbound run to Cumbres Pass. The train i... (more)
Reefsteamers Class 25NC, with a steam plume as long as her train approaches Sheridan siding with a train bound for Ficksburg. Just the way it was in steam days.
Fauresmith is the only town in South Africa where the railway runs down the middle of the main street. Regular steam had ended some years before this picture was taken, but the cars, coincidental... (more)
Friends of the Rails 1947-built berkshire departs from Cullinan on a cold, clear winter morning.
One of the early batch of the standard mixed traffic main line steam locomotives of the South African Railways departs from Koornburg with a mixed train bound for Malmesbury.
The Rio Grande never sleeps. The D&RGW Chama night hostlers position a K-36 helper locomotive for a drink at the yard's dual-spouted water tank, in preparation for a heavy sunrise freight t... (more)
Cumbres after dark. After watering their locomotive, the crew of a late-night, Rio Grande freight hold at Cumbres Station, awaiting their orders to proceed down the 4% grade to their final ... (more)