In continuous service since she was delivered in 1950, No 395 catches the first warm rays of the Zimbabwean sunrise on the first photo runby of the day.
One of the few remaining operating steam locomotives on the NRZ has just emerged from the only tunnel on the entire Zimbabwean Railway System. Geoffs Trains runs a photographic safari to Zimbabwe... (more)
A busy scene on the southern end of Thompson Junction Shunting Yard. Charter by Geoff's Trains.
South Africa used Garratt locomotives for mountain railways, Zimbabwe used them for mainline operations. One of the last working 15As poses on Deka River Bridge for photographers. Charter by Geo... (more)
Hauling empty coal wagons, one of the larger NRZ Garratt locomotives round the curve below Baobab Hotel with a Baobab tree visible on the left.
Running more then 7 hours late because a locomotive break down, the daily Bulawayo to Victoria Falls overnight passenger train of the NRZ with GT22LC-2 # 1051 (EMD 1982) is entering Hwange station... (more)
Garratt # 12 of the Hwange Colliery, the former 15A 370 of National Railways of Zimbabwe (Beyer Peacock 1948), with a coal train in front of the impressive industrial complex of the mine.
A pair of DE10 GMs pass beneath the Baobab Hotel at Hwange. I remember being quite annoyed that there wasn`t a Garratt steam loco heading this train.
A Garratt loco, with a train from Victoria Falls, is seen against a rapidly setting sun. This was taken from the garden of the Baobab Hotel where I was sat with a cool beer!
Crossing the dried out Deka river while steaming towards Victoria Falls.
NRZ 15A in the beautifull African morning light
NRZ 424 + 416 steaming between the tunnel and the Baobab Hill
NRZ 15A 416 has just left the tunnel between New Hwange station and Old Hwange station