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Postcard 001
Transnet Vintage Locomotives (1994)
Top left: Class 4E-258
Top right: Class 3E-201.
Bottom: Class 31 diesels at Krugersdorp.


Postcard 002
Modern South African Motive Power, 1994/5.
Top left: AMCOAL, SA Coal Estates, Landau Colliery, Class 38E No. 1 & 2, (Kromdraai Mine).
Bottom left: Spoornet Class 14E-001 Dual AC/DC locomotive, Sentra Rand.
Top right: Spoornet Class 38-050 Electro Diesel, Magaliesburg.
Bottom right: Spoornet Class 14E-101 Locomotive, Pyramid, Pretoria.


Postcard 003
Modern Trains.
Top left: Class 37 on the Sun City Express, Ravensklip, 1990.
Bottom left: Class 7Es on the Umfolozi River Bridge, Richards Bay Coal Line, 1992.
Top right: Class 5EI on the Trans Natal Express, Germiston, 1992.
Bottom right: Class 10E on Coal Train, Witbank Area, 1993.


Postcard 004
Class 15A No 387 heads a train passed the Baobab tree out from Thomson Junction en route to Victoria Falls


Postcard 005
20th Class No 741 with a Dete bound coal train on 'Christine's' Curve, outside Thomson Junction


Postcard 006
Class 15A No. 414 climbs out of Sawmills en route to Bulawayo with a string of coal wagons.


Postcard 007
Zambia Railway Museum Class 10 No. 156 heads the Victoria Falls Safari Express, a daily tourist excursion between Victoria Falls station and Livingstone, through the two Baobab
sentinals.


Postcard 008
Class 12 No. 190 and Class 16A No. 612 head a special passenger train out of Plumtree en route to Bulawayo.


Postcard 009
20th Class No. 740 with National Railways of Zimbabwe coaching stock on the Victoria Falls bridge.


Postcard 010
Class 9B No. 115 and 14A No. 525 at a service stop at Heany Junction with a Rail Safaris tour train prior to a run down the branch to Colleen Bawn.


Postcard 011
Class 16A No. 612 is pictured slogging passed 'Baobab' Hill near Thomson Junction en route to Dete with a lengthy consist of empty wagons, an out-of-steam Class 15A in tow adding
considerably to the total load.


Postcard 012
National Railways of Zimbabwe Class 15A No. 406 crosses the Lukosi River with the Union Limited Zambezi tour train on the line between Dete and Thomson Junction.


Postcard 013
Chinese Railway Class JS Nos 5898, 5735, 5768, head a freight back to Tonghua from Hungjiang, Jilin Province, March 1996


Postcard 014
Restored 1947 Douglas DC-4 Skymaster ZS-BMH 'Lebombo' over Johannesburg.


Postcard 015
Restored 1943 Douglas DC-3 Dakota, ZS-BXF 'Klapperkop' over Cape Town.


Postcard 016
Class 24 No. 3693 and 19D No. 2698 at Redwall with a Union Limited tour train. This scenic location is on the line between Oudtshoorn and Willowmore with the Swartberg range
dominating this part of the route.


Postcard 017
Class 15AR No 1850 and Class 15E No 2878 double head the Union Limited 'Maluti' into Ficksburg


Postcard 018
The Union Limited "MALUTI" long distance winter tour en route from Kimberley to Bloemfontein, near Emmaus behind Class 23 No. 3300.


Postcard 019
Classes 16DA No. 876 and 16E No. 857 on a Union Limited long distance tour crossing the Modder River bridge between Bloemfontein and Kimberley.


Postcard 020
At Wilderness Station Class 24, No. 3635, steams through en route for George with its passenger train, pleasantly lost amidst the masses of flowering aloes. May 2002


Postcard 021
Class 19D No. 3324 at full pace through Goukamma Station; a steep climb out of the valley for this train lies ahead. April 2003


Postcard 022
On the climb between Brenton and Keytersnek, a Class 19D, No. 2749, passes through Belvedere with the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe passenger train. April 2003


Postcard 023
Class 26 No. 3450 ('Red Devil') with a Union Limited tour train at Houtkraal Station on the De Aar-Kimberley line, prior to electrification. July 1999


Postcard 024
Class GMA No. 4122 pilots Class GL No. 2351 on the Union Limited out of Camfer bound for George.


Postcard 025
Doubled headed Garratts traverse the Gouritz River bridge on the line between Hartenbos and Albertinia. The motive power for this Union Limited tour comprises ex NRZ Class 16A No. 615 
and GEA No. 4023.  


Postcard 026
Class GEA No. 4023 hauls a special passenger train up from Camfer en route Montagu Pass, August 1996.


Postcard 027
Class GMA No. 4122 pulls a Union Limited tour train through the spectacular Toorwaterpoort. Here the line follows the course of the Traka River through the Swartberg Mountain range.


Postcard 028
Class 24 No. 3635 and Class 19D No. 2698 head away from Elliot on the Sterkstroom - Maclear Branch with a mixed enthusiast special, the Southern Drakensberg forming a typical 
backdrop. 


Postcard 029
The Union Limited "MALUTI" long distance tour train bound for Springfontein crosses the imposing bridge at Bethulie behind Class 19D No. 3323 and 23 No. 3300.


Postcard 030
Class 16E No 858 and Class 25  condenser No 3511 southbound on the De Aar to Kimberley line near Poupan


Postcard 031
Class 16D No. 860 and Class 15CA No. 2828 at a service stop at Oranje Rivier during the July 1991 Steam Festival on the Kimberley to De Aar line.


Postcard 032
Classes 19D No. 2683 and GEA No. 4023 blast out of tunnel 5 on the Montagu Pass with an Oudtshoorn bound Union Limited train.


Postcard 033
Class GMA No. 4122 enters Oudtshoorn on a frosty winter morning with a special safari tour train; the station entry semaphore is fast becoming a rare sight on the rail system in South
Africa.


Postcard 034
The scenic climb out of Albert Falls on the line towards Pietermaritzburg is the setting for this special steam train excursion headed by Umgeni Railway Class GMA No. 4074. May 2003


Postcard 035
Two Class 24s, Nos. 3684 & 3627 cross the Swartvlei en route to Sedgefield with a special passenger train. May 1989


Postcard 036
Against the backdrop provided by Table Mountain, Class 15F No. 2916 departs Cape Town with a Union Limited tour train.


Postcard 037
The Saturday Johannesburg bound steam rostered Trans Karoo express, powered by Class 25NCs Nos 3404 and 3476, is seen here between Potchefstroom and Welverdiend.


Postcard 038
Rare Industrial Steam in Action.
Left: Class 10CR No. 771, one of a kind at Loraine Gold Mine, 1992.
Right: St. Helena Gold Mine, Welkom. Class 16CR Pacific (Ex SAR 821), 1993.
Bottom: Greenside Colliery, Witbank. Class 1 (Ex SAR 1277), 1994.


Postcard 039
Industrial Steam around the Rand.
Top left: Class 15BR (SAR No. 1990) Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1987.
Bottom left: Rand Water 'Nigerian' Class Tank locomotive, Swartkoppies, 1991.
Top right: Class 14R (SAR No. 1737) Grootvlei Proprietary Mine Springs, 1991.
Bottom right: East Rand Proprietary Mines, Boksburg, North British Tank locomotive No. 6, July 1990.


Postcard 040
Vintage Steam Power.
Top left: Class 24 No. 3650 Oudtshoorn, April 1991.
Bottom left: Rand Tram Centenary, March 1990. Ex ZAZM No. 1 and 61, Johannesburg.
Top right: Umgeni Steam Railway Class 19D No. 2685 Durban Harbour, April 1994.
Bottom right: Class S2 No. 3706 at Springs, June 1991.


Postcard 041
S.A. Transport Services Museum, Johannesburg. Circa 1980


Postcard 042
Suburban train with class 5M2 motor coach near Roodepoort. Old SAR livery.
Photo: H.L. Pivnic.


Postcard 043
A Japanese prototype suburban train being tried in South Africa. Series 8M.


Postcard 044
Class 31 diesel-electric locomotives in the original colour-scheme. An historical scene.
Photo: H.L. Pivnic.


Postcard 045
Class 34 diesel-electric locomotives at Santa, Eastern Transvaal.
Photo: A F. Clarke


Postcard 046
The old Blue Train hauled by a class 3E electric locomotive on the East Rand.
Photo: South African Transport Services