My first shot of 2015 produced an unexpected surprise in the form of a late running local freight from Kroonstad to Sasolburg, departing Rooiwal early on a beautiful summer morning. A pair of Kroo... (more)
A late running local freight from Kroonstad to Sasolburg provided this rare opportunity to capture a freight at my favourite location north of Rooiwal station, passing the outer home and distant s... (more)
The luxury Blue Train operated a private charter from Pretoria to Bloemfontein for the Macufe Festival (Macufe = Mangaung African Cultural Festival). Northbound on the return journey to Pretoria, ... (more)
Strong southerly winds from an advancing cold front have blown plenty of dust into the air, weakening the light from the setting sun on a dry winter afternoon at Rooiwal, where Shosholoza Meyl's "... (more)
As another year draws to a close, the semaphore signals at five of the stations on the Free State main line remain operational, despite rumours of their replacement. Late on a Sunday afternoon, th... (more)
While the setting sun desperately tries to break through distant storm clouds, the distant and outer home signals stand guard over the Free State main line at Rooiwal.
One of my favourite locations on the Free State main line, Rooiwal (red embankment) is one of the few remaining examples of a reasonably well maintained South African country station, with its gra... (more)