RailPictures.Net Photo: 3 South African Railways Steam 4-8-2 at Umkomaas, South Africa by Paul Ash
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South African Railways (more..)
Steam 4-8-2 (more..)
paper mill (more..)
Umkomaas, South Africa (more..)
July 16, 2015
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Sappi Saiccor's No.3 hisses away peacefully the cacophony of the paper mill while the fitters try solve a problem with the reverser. The worker on the right is lost in the magic of his cell phone - maybe he doesn't know that it is five minutes to midnight for South Africa's last two steam engines in daily, revenue-earning service. There are just weeks to go before No.3's fires are dropped for the last time. And then ... who knows? Picture taken with permission.
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The Saiccor Steam Locomotives (Umkomaas)

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Ex South African Railway Class 19D locomotives No. 2697 (Saiccor No. 1 - built by Borsig in 1938), No. 2633 (Saiccor No. 2 - built by Skoda in 1938) and No. 2767 (Saiccor No. 3 - built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns in 1945).
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