SAR-Garratt GMAM 4074 on a special train from Creighton to Riverside.
SAR-Garratt GMAM 4074 on a special train from Creighton to Riverside passes some NATAL-typical roundhouses.
SAR-Garratt GMAM 4074 on a special train from Creighton arrives at Riverside. Some lokal people come to see the steam train, the line is closed for regular service, only some special-trains are ru... (more)
The last running SAR-Garratt GMAM 4074 on a special train from Riverside to Creighton in the afternoon-light
Phototrain from Creighton - Riverside (Natal)
Sisonke 19D 2669 & GMAM 4074 double head with a train to Riverside during the Aloe Festival
This was the last run of the Aloe Festival Special between Creighton and Riverside on the only section of this railway that is still in operation.
The sun rises on Class 19D No 2669 the classic SAR branch line locomotive pilots Sizonke Stimela's Class GMAM on the climb to Donnyrook.
Once the regular motive power on this line, one of the last working Garratt locomotives in South Africa is lit by the last of the South African sun. This tour was plagued by serious operational p... (more)
Tender-first working was typical for Garratt locomotives on mountainous lines in South Africa.
The GMAM was the usual motive power on the line until the end of Steam in the early 1970s.
One tends to pick their path very carefully when walking to a photo spot here. The Cape Natal line into and out of Creighton was a wonderful venue for charters with this engine, but sadly Transne... (more)
SAR 19D #2669 is ready for departure in the Creighton station.
Ingew Municipalities Class 19D works a short passenger train towards Riverside. The aloes, for which this area is famous have just started to bloom.