Friends of the Rails branch line locomotives double-head the Diamond Express excursion train into Cullinan. This working formed part of the annual photographic weekend.
The sun rises on Friends of the Rails stalwart Class 19D at the start of the annual photographic weekend.
An accurate re-enactment of branch-line operations in the days of steam traction. The vehicle behind the locomotive is a vintage milk van, cooled by water from the roof tanks trickling through th... (more)
Friends of the Rails Class 24 pilots sister engine Class 19D No 2650 towards Rayton on the old Pretoria-Delagoa Bay mainline. At the end of our photographic weekend the mixed train and the excurs... (more)
The standard light branch line engine of the SAR on a short mixed train during the recent photographic weekend.
Friends of the Rails Class 19D moves towards the ash pits during a recent photographic weekend.
There were elephant footprints in the river sand as one of the last remaining working Garrets on the NRZ works her train of empties bound for Thompson Junction.
No 613 works her coal train past Class 15A No 395 with a train bound for Old Hangwe Station.
Coal was always the most important commodity moved by rail both eastbound and westbound from Thompson Junction.
The Engineman on No 395 make eye contact with the photographer as he awaits orders at the eastern side of Thompson Junction Exchange Yard
NRZ Garrett No 395 moves her coal train westbound towards Victoria Falls. South Africa used Garret engines on mountain railways, NRZ used them on the main line.
This is the view of the bridge from the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. The Victoria Falls Hotel on the Zimbabwean side is to be seen in the background. The rainbow is more-or-less permanent ... (more)
A mixed goods and passenger train crosses the Kraai River Bridge on the last leg of the journey to Barclay East. Sadly, three years after this picture was taken the line was closed permanently.
The GMAM was the usual motive power on the line until the end of Steam in the early 1970s.
Sunrise on the Deka River Bridge. Winter is the in Southern Hemisphere. This is one of the last few NZR garret locomotives still in service.