A relative short ore train from the normal ones which are close to 4km in length runs west with 3 class 15E locos up front between Loop 4 and 5 north of Vanrhynsdorp.
With only minutes of sunlight left 3 class 35s grind up the grade with a load from the Namaqua Sands plant which they will drop off at Loop 4 of the Sishen - Saldanha ore line.
The full moon is slowly rising in the east as a loaded ore train is being passed by the Namaqua Sands train in Loop 1 while the driver's assistant gives a rollby.
The Blue Train leaves Wellington behind on a beautiful winters morning with 20032 leading for the trip back north.
43082 and 43083 lead empties towards Loop 7 where it will cross a loaded ore train that is heading to Saldanha.
E1468 and E1474 lead a special Premier Classe into the Hex River valley at Sandhills back north to Johannesburg.
35043 waits at the head end of an empty steel coil train at Bergrivier just as the last wagon of an empty coal train pass on the loop line.
Two class 18Es in TFR red and Spoornet blue lead a special Blue Train north through Malan in the late afternoon.
A special Premier Classe trip to Spier for the day waits here in the loop at Vlottenberg before returning to Cape Town later the day.
Two class 35s with a shunter wagon roll through Moravia where a cement wagon seems to have been forgotten in the loop.
Three class 35s with 2 in TFR red and 1 in Spoornet blue waits at Karringmelk with the train from Worcester for the arrival of the Voorbaai to Worcester train.
Having just departed from the Voorbaai yard after locos were changed, 3 class 35s are working hard pulling a Rovos train up the long grade towards Kleinberg.
15053 is at the front of a loaded ore train waiting behind a red signal to proceed in the last light of the day as an empty train is busy leaving on the left with E9018 at the back.
E9018 sits at the back of an empty ore train in Loop 1 as the train awaits the arrival of a loaded train from the front.
Three class 35s lead a Rovos train up the grade through an overgrown Kleinberg as a local snaps a photo on her phone as well.