10 years ago this month, I had my first submission accepted on RP. What a photographic journey it has been since then! This is the same locomotive that was in that first photo 10 years ago, ex- So... (more)
A Friends of the Rail day excursion to the diamond mining town of Cullinan, east of Pretoria, works up the grade from Hercules to Capital Park behind ex- SAR class 24 2-8-4 no. 3664.
After waiting patiently for the rising sun to reach the tracks, Friends of the Rail's class 24 # 3664 performs the first runby of the day on a beautifully cold and clear winter morning with a typi... (more)
Although the old Abattoir outside the town of Cullinan no longer exists, the local railfan community still refers to this location by that name. On its way to Cullinan with a Friends of the Rail p... (more)
Friends of the Rail's (FOTR) ex-South African Railways class 24 no.3664 is silhouetted against the rising sun on a cold, clear winter morning, as it heads out of the small FOTR yard at Capital Par... (more)
Sunrise on a beautiful crisp, clear winter morning finds Friends of the Rail's (FOTR) ex-South African Railways class 24 no.3664 making a spirited departure from the small FOTR yard at Capital Par... (more)
24 3664 of the "Friends of the Rail" with a mixed train in front of the Rooiwal Power Station near Pretoria. The 1963 built power station burns coal which is grinded to powder first. There is no v... (more)
Capital Park depot Pretoria at night. 24 3664 "JO-ANNA" of association "Friends of the Rail" gets treatment by Peter Odell after a day out on the line to Rooiwal power station. The locomotive with... (more)
Smoke and steam on a cold morning, a photographer's delight.
In late afternoon sun, Friends of the Rail’s ex-SAR class 24 performs a runpast on the coal stage track at Capital Park, for a Geoff’s Trains tour group.
This is the last operational coal stage in South Africa and is used by Friends of the Rail (FOTR) and Rovos Rail locomotives. FOTR's ex-SAR class 24 poses on top of the stage with two loaded hoppe... (more)
Fireman John Ashworth is enveloped in steam as he rakes the fire of class 24 3664, after a day of photography for a Geoff's Trains photo charter.
Friends of the Rail's class 24 moves off shed, shortly before sunrise on a cold winter morning.
The east end of the Capital Park depot has a branch line feel about it. Here Friends of the Rail's ex-SAR class 24 2-8-4 3664 moves a couple of coal wagons to the coalstage.
On a cold sunny winter morning, Friends of the Rail's ex-SAR class 24 2-8-4 moves off shed to do some shunting in the yard.