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
On a cold winters day Reefsteamers class 25NC enjoy's a bit of sunshine on their anual open day. This was the last new steam locomotive design for the South African Railways
Narrow gauge Garratt, NGG 16 number 153 works hard, leaving Vialima siding climbing to the summit before descending to Hoekfontein station at sunset
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.
4-8-2 Class 15F 3046 creating a cloud of coal smoke, working hard, moving four dead steam locomotives and eight goods trucks from Ficksburg to Kommando nek. Class 25NC number3472 is ready at the b... (more)
Class 15F 3046 leading 25 class 3472 as they drift into Slabert's on there way to Ficksburg for the Cherry festival.
NG15 at groot draai on the Sandstone estates narrow gauge railway, heading a mixed train
NGG-16 Garratt number 153 negotiates the curve at groot draai on the Sandstone estates narrow gauge railway, on a mixed train
David Shepard's 15F class 3052 ready to head a enthusiasts special from Bethlehem to Ficksburg for tha anual Cherrie festival
Wild Cosmos flowers signal the start of winter in South Africa. Patrick Ackerman inspects them with Kerr Stuart Wrenn
Garret 153 leads two other Garratt's at Mooihoek, on its way to Vailima station
David Shepard's 15F "Avril" number 3052 passing Vailima siding on the Bethlehem - Ficksburg line. Train was operated by Steam in action and Reef steamers, as an enthusiasts special.
Resently restored NG 4 number 16, in the early morning sunlight at Pandora, on its way to Vailima