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!
It's a long time since a genuine "stimela" (steam train or steam loco) has passed this way and Umgeni Steam Railway's GF No 2380 really attracts interest as she passes through typical rural countr... (more)
GF Garratt 2380 crosses the 3 arch bridge as it leaves Deepdale for Donnybrook, 1/6/06.
3 Zulu Women watch as GF Garratt 2380 storms into Riverside with a charter passenger from Creighton, 31/5/06. ©www.railphotoprints.co.uk - John Chalcraft
A GF class Garratt darkens the sky with its exhaust on the gruelling climb from Deepdale to Donnybrook.
The rolling hills of Natal posed a challenge to the railroad builders in South Africa. GF Garratt 2380 works hard climbing the 3% grade (1 in 33) between Arnold's Hill and Baynesfield with a shor... (more)
While the large GMA Garratt's worked the main lines in Natal, the branch lines were served by the smaller GF class Garratt. No. 2380 climbs out of the sugar cane fields just before Arnold's Hill.
As the sun sets, GF class Garratt No. 2380 crosses the bridge at Bafac before starting the steep climb to Thornville, in this recreation of a typical Natal branchline mixed train from 35 years ago... (more)
GF class Garratt No. 2380 arrives at Baynesfield station on the Richmond line, in this recreation of a typical Natal branchline mixed train from 35 years ago.
Sometimes you can have just a little too much exhaust... Two young boys stand bemused by the activities at the exit from the Ngwangwane gorge.
A GF class Garratt blackens the sky over some traditional rondavels as it climbs from Deepdale to Donnybrook.
Late evening, mixed train climbing to SIZANENJANA
CROSSING STONE BRIDGE WITH MIXED TRAIN