Zimbabwe has long been known as the land of the Beyer-Garratt steam locomotives and it is the last country to still use these articulated locomotives for revenue service. On this day, NRZ Class 15... (more)
Zimbabwe has long been known as the land of the Beyer-Garratt steam locomotives and it is the last country to still use these articulated locomotives for revenue service. On a sunny winter day, NR... (more)
Zimbabwe Hwange coal mine 19D n 3
Dust, smoke back light and nice atmosphere in Hwange mine with Garratt 395
Dust and smoke in Hwange mine with Garratt 414, 395 and 11 (ex 423)
4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratts 392 and 381 are seen on shed at Thomson Junction in 1990. Both locos date from the late 1940s.
Zimbabwe Railways 15th class Garratt 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 no. 395 leads 16th class 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 no. 611 with a mixed goods train.
Hwange Colliery's Class 15 Garratt 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 No. 11 hauls a train of empty coal wagons up a steep incline, into the colliery.
Two 15th class 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratts stand in the shed at Hwange Colliery. No. 11 belongs to the mine and is used to haul coal trains, the other (395) has hauled our enthusiasts' train from Bulaw... (more)
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.
NRZ main line garrett No 613 storms across the bridge just adjacent to Lokozi Siding. This location is within Hwange National Park and Elephants are often to be seen beneath the bridge.
Having just taken water, No 395 departs Matetsi Station with a train bound for Victoria Falls.
Weighing 180 tons in working order and delivered in 1952 No 613 moves her passenger charter northwards, bound for Matetsi.