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Vintage Locomotives (1994)
Top left: Class 4E-258
Top right: Class
Bottom: Class 31 diesels at
African Motive Power, 1994/5.
Top left: AMCOAL, SA Coal Estates, Landau
Colliery, Class 38E No. 1 & 2, (Kromdraai Mine).
Spoornet Class 14E-001 Dual AC/DC locomotive, Sentra Rand.
Spoornet Class 38-050 Electro Diesel, Magaliesburg.
Spoornet Class 14E-101 Locomotive, Pyramid, Pretoria.
Top left: Class 37 on the Sun City Express, Ravensklip,
Bottom left: Class 7Es on the Umfolozi River Bridge, Richards Bay
Coal Line, 1992.
Top right: Class 5EI on the Trans Natal Express,
Bottom right: Class 10E on Coal
Train, Witbank Area, 1993.
Class 15A No 387 heads a train passed the Baobab tree out
from Thomson Junction en route to Victoria Falls
20th Class No 741
with a Dete bound coal train on 'Christine's' Curve, outside Thomson
Class 15A No. 414
climbs out of Sawmills en route to Bulawayo with a string of coal
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
Class 12 No. 190 and
Class 16A No. 612 head a special passenger train out of Plumtree en route
20th Class No. 740
with National Railways of Zimbabwe coaching stock on the Victoria Falls
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
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
considerably to the total
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
Class JS Nos 5898, 5735, 5768, head a freight back to Tonghua from
Hungjiang, Jilin Province, March
Douglas DC-4 Skymaster ZS-BMH 'Lebombo' over
Douglas DC-3 Dakota, ZS-BXF 'Klapperkop' over Cape
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
dominating this part of the
Class 15AR No 1850
and Class 15E No 2878 double head the Union Limited 'Maluti' into
The Union Limited
"MALUTI" long distance winter tour en route from Kimberley to Bloemfontein,
near Emmaus behind Class 23 No.
Classes 16DA No. 876
and 16E No. 857 on a Union Limited long distance tour crossing the Modder
River bridge between Bloemfontein and
Station Class 24, No. 3635, steams through en route for George with its
passenger train, pleasantly lost amidst the masses of flowering aloes. May
Class 19D No. 3324 at full
pace through Goukamma Station; a steep climb out of the valley for this
train lies ahead. April 2003
On the climb between
Brenton and Keytersnek, a Class 19D, No. 2749, passes through Belvedere
with the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe passenger train. April 2003
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
Class GMA No. 4122
pilots Class GL No. 2351 on the Union Limited out of Camfer bound for
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
GEA No. 4023.
Class GEA No. 4023
hauls a special passenger train up from Camfer en route Montagu Pass,
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
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
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.
Class 16E No 858 and Class
25 condenser No 3511 southbound on the De Aar to Kimberley line near
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
Classes 19D No. 2683 and
GEA No. 4023 blast out of tunnel 5 on the Montagu Pass with an Oudtshoorn
bound Union Limited train.
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
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.
Two Class 24s, Nos.
3684 & 3627 cross the Swartvlei en route to Sedgefield with a special
passenger train. May 1989
Against the backdrop
provided by Table Mountain, Class 15F No. 2916 departs Cape Town with a
Union Limited tour train.
Johannesburg bound steam rostered Trans Karoo express, powered by Class
25NCs Nos 3404 and 3476, is seen here between Potchefstroom and
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
Steam around the Rand.
Top left: Class 15BR (SAR No. 1990) Randfontein
Estates Gold Mine, 1987.
Bottom left: Rand Water 'Nigerian' Class Tank locomotive,
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
Top left: Class 24 No. 3650 Oudtshoorn, April
Bottom left: Rand Tram Centenary, March 1990. Ex ZAZM No. 1 and
Top right: Umgeni Steam Railway Class 19D No.
2685 Durban Harbour, April 1994.
Bottom right: Class S2 No. 3706 at Springs,
S.A. Transport Services Museum,
Johannesburg. Circa 1980
Suburban train with class
5M2 motor coach near Roodepoort. Old SAR livery.
A Japanese prototype suburban train
being tried in South Africa. Series
diesel-electric locomotives in the original colour-scheme. An historical
diesel-electric locomotives at Santa, Eastern Transvaal.
Photo: A F.
The old Blue Train hauled by a
class 3E electric locomotive on the East Rand.
South African Transport