Maureen is the oldest Cape Gauge Locomotive still in nominal working order. She is operated by Umgeni Steam Railways and should soon be working trains again. This railway is a part of the origin... (more)
These were the last two steam locomotive classes to see service on the South African Railways 2 foot gauge lines, and this is the only place to see them still working. The next opportunity to wit... (more)
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 only operational Class 15F (one of a class of 255) makes her usual spirited climb from Battery Siding on the climb to Krugersdorp.
All of the Friends-of-the-Rails passenger stock and both of their preserved branch line locomotives seen on the heavily-subscribed excursion on the first day of the Southern Hemisphere Spring.
First photo runby of the morning with the preserved water-cooled milk van, a DZ and a swing-door surburban coach making up an authentic SAR Steam-Era mixed branch line train.
Approaching Zanguga Siding with a train for Victoria Falls
A coal train seen in the remote and unspoiled landscape of Western Zimbabwe and hauled by one of the last revenue-earning garrets in the world.
Taken during one of the last Steam Charters on this remote line that runs through the foothills of the great Eastern Escarpment of South Africa. Regular steam operations ceased in 1978.
The locomotive was built in 1944 and the Boeing 747 on the approach to O R Tambo International Airport was likely built at least 60 years later. Taken during the first photo runby of Reefsteamers... (more)
Friends of the Rails Class 19D shows of her classic lines on the climb to the Zonkolol level crossing on her first outing of the steam excursion season.
One day before the official start of the Southern Hemisphere Spring,. 1938 built No 2650 rounds the curve on the climb out of Cullinan Station.
Sandstone Heritage Trusts GMAM, in the care of Reefsteamers was steamed up for the annual Reefsteamers open day.