The 25 members of the South African Railways Class GO Garratt Locomotive spent most of their lives hauling chrome ore trains up the escarpment from Steelpoort to Lydenberg in the Eastern part of t... (more)
Reefsteamers runs these popular steam hauled excursion from the Johannesburg area to the town of Magaliesburg. No 3046 was on her first revenue-earning outing since restoration. The 15F was the ... (more)
The sun has just risen on this mixed freight train from Bloemfontein to Kimberley. These modern 4-8-4 engines were the standard motive power during Steam Days.
Newly restored No 88 catches the last rays of the autumn sun. She last worked on the now defunct Alfred County Railway on the South Coast and is painted in the colours of that late lamented railw... (more)
The Class 15F was the standard mainline steam locomotive on the South African Railways. No 3046 has just been brought back into service by Reefsteamers, and poses in front of the large Germiston ... (more)
South Africn Railways Class 15F No. 3016 pilots Class 25NC No 3472 upgrade towards Slabberts in the last rays of the setting sun. The locomotives are maintained and operated by Reefsteamers.
Double-headed garratts were the order of the day in Steam Days. GF No 2380 pilots GMAM 4074 upgrade to Taylors Halt. That is two steam engines and four engine units!
In the early 1970s 20 of these little GE locomotives took over from the Class NGG16 Garratt steam locomotives, and worked alongside the NG15 Steam locomotives until the late 1980s. Here, NG15 No ... (more)
Looking for all the world like one of her sister locomotives that were the regular motive power in steam days (which lasted until the late 1980s) No 3472, operated by Reefsteamers for Steam Loco S... (more)
For obvious reasons this locomotive is known as The Red Devil. She was an experimental locomotive with a gas-producing firebox and a double Kylchap exhaust. She was more efficient than the Class... (more)
No 4074 was once a member of a class of 119, the most numerous Garratt class in the world. It has recently been restored by the local government of the area to haul their new luxury train known a... (more)