All prices quoted are in South African Rand (ZAR) and exclude postage.


Railways South Africa - 2019 - Fabulous 15ths. A tribute to the amazing 15th class locos of Southern Africa.
16 page A4 calendar with 32 great pictures.
Features SAR and NRZ steam class 15s, and also Transnet class 15E.
R80.00 plus R10.00 local postage. Add R60.00 for overseas airmail (please see regular order form for payment details)

NEW
HD DVD!

SOUTHERN AFRICAN
RAILWAY ROUNDABOUT
IN HD, 2007 & 2013/14

NEW
HD DVD
STEAM SPECTACULAR
SOUTH AFRICA
Botswana & Zimbabwe


Product code: VR90
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Product code: FD123
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Product code: VR95
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Product code: VR81
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NEW BOOK
THE STEAM KYALAMI
The Great Steam Racetrack thru the KAROO
by Paul Hloben (2017)
Product code: VB7

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If you are an enthusiast of Railway Operations, or just enjoy something different, then this website is for you. It contains information about railway related videos (DVDs) and books, with the emphasis on South African Steam Train operations, that are available for your viewing and or reading pleasure. The videos can be ordered by simply sending an e-mail or letter to Vidrail. See details on the Contact Us page.

Also featured is a selection of Railway DVDs from overseas, use the menu above to select the continent for a list of the videos available.

The producer of the South African Related videos is Jean Dulez who grew up in South Africa in the late 1950s and has amassed a wonderful collection of photographs and video footage of South African Railways steam and modern traction operations since he was a youngster. Jean has compiled his collection of video footage into superbly produced videos and all are "a must have" for the enthusiast and collector. The videos are beautifully assembled with detailed commentary and the evocative sounds that only steam trains can make.

On the
Links page you will find mention of a number of Steam Train preservation organisations in South Africa that have brought back to life a variety of Steam Engines that are available for Steam Train Safaris and Tours throughout South Africa. The majority of these Steam Engines and carriages saw service with South African Railways and today ply their trade in a more leisurely fashion giving railway enthusiasts and the general public alike an opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era of Steam Trains by way of open days, daily excursions or holiday adventures of a lifetime.

We hope you enjoy browsing through this website and look forward to any comments, contributions or suggestions you may have.

Product code: VB7

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NEW BOOK 
SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS
MAINLINE COACH DRAWINGS 
1892-1957
by Leith Paxton (2017)

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Well known graphic designer and railway historian Leith Paxton has a printed new drawing book - this consists of 166 drawings of SAR Mainline coaches from types A (Dining Saloons) to H (Baggage Vans) from the period 1892 when the first corridor coaches arrived for the CGR to 1957 when the last of the Watson wooden body coaches were built.

The drawings depicted them in their "as built" condition and in many cases no photographs of some of the coaches exist. Private coaches are also included, of which many were used on the various Royal Tours. Although the drawings are intended for modellers, they are equally of interest to the SAR historians, as well as the arm chair railway enthusiast.

The book is A4 soft cover.
Price R400.00 + R50.00 P&P registered postage (SA only). Postnet counter to counter or Aramax direct delivery is R100.00.

Product code: VB8
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