Friends of the Rails little Berkshire catches the last rays of the setting sun.
This was the first of the ex South African Railways Narrow-gauge Garratt locomotives that was restored to working order by the Sandstone Heritage Trust.
Transport in Africa a century ago, the train and oxwagon, recreated at Sandstone Estates. Built by Brush in 1895 for the Beira/Umtali railway.
Built by Brush in 1895 for the Beira/Umtali railway, she worked on many other railways, being stored for almost 50 years, Sandstone Estates brought her back to life. The winds that have blown the ... (more)
Engine 106 leads sister engine 97 just before sunrise on a freezing winter morning on their way to the station at Hoekfontein on the Sandstone Estates narrow gauge (2 foot) railway
Narrow gauge Garratt, NGG 16 number 153 works hard, leaving Vialima siding climbing to the summit before descending to Hoekfontein station at sunset
The first of this class of South African Railways two foot gauge locomotives is preserved in working order by the Sandstone Heritage Trust.
Narrow gauge Garratt, NGG 16 number 153 rounding the baloon at Grootdraai on the Sandstone narrow gauge railway. The flowers are "Cosmos", a wild flower that blooms at the beginning of winter.
Narrow-gauge "Mikado" NG15 No.17 on the private 24-inch-gauge Sandstone Estates railroad
One of the preserved Class 19Ds, then stationed at Bloemfontein Shed pilots preserved Class 23 No 3300 over the longest road-rail bridge in South Africa (1.3 Kilometers)
The oldest working steam locomotives in South Africa climb from Hoekfontein to Grootdraai with an SAR - era goods train on a pristine winter morning.
Both of the preserved Lawley locomotives in the care of the Sandstone Heritage Trust double head a train into Hoekfontein. These locomotives are over 100 years old and spent much of their working... (more)
One of Sandstone Heritage Trust's preserved ex South African Railways 2 foot guage garratts meanders through the maize fields on a beautiful late summer morning.
NG15 number 17 is catching the last rays of sun on the Sandstone Estates Railway.
The two narrow gauge Garratt's steam locomotives NGG13 number 49 and NGG 16 number 153 are double heading a freight train on the Sandstone Estates Railway.