Jean Dulez

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.

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Railways of South Africa and Namibia – Motive Power and Trains
R990.00 plus shipping
Ref VB10 

As the title implies, this book deals not only with the motive power and trains on the South African network, namely the South African Railways or SAR but also that of neighbouring Namibia which has – Read more

By J  A Dulez

Industrial Railways and Locomotives of South Africa
R890.00 plus shipping
Ref VB11

Volume 1
Industrial Railway Society

By John Middleton

South African Preserved Steam 2013-22
“The Last of the Big Five”
Double DVD set R250.00; Bluray R300.00
Ref VR122

A ten year perspective of the local steam preservation scene, with much action that will never be seen again.
9 group locations and 15 classes of steam

South African Preserved Steam 2023
More of the “Big Five”
R300.00 DVD or R350.00 Bluray
Ref VR123

This programme covers the long expected main line steam excursion with Steamnet 2000’s preserved class 25NC, No 3437, truly one of the Read More