Ex South African Railways Class GMA/M (Garratt) 4-8-2+2-8-4, No. 4079, performs a runpast at sunrise, for an arranged early morning photo special at the Reefsteamers Depot in Germiston, Johannesbu... (more)
These were the last two steam locomotive classes to see service on the South African Railways 2 foot gauge lines, and this is the only place to see them still working. The next opportunity to wit... (more)
The sun rises on Class 19D No 2669 the classic SAR branch line locomotive pilots Sizonke Stimela's Class GMAM on the climb to Donnyrook.
A view over the city of Johannesburg (also known as Jo'burg, Jozi or Egoli) on a springtime afternoon, with the sky darkened by an approaching thunderstorm. In the foreground is the Braamfontein N... (more)
Slowly but surely repaints into the red TFR (Transnet Freight Rail) livery of the older members of the locomotive fleet are taking place. 36-238 is a recent example of this, a Class 36 Diesel Shu... (more)
In 1965/66, the South African Railways (SAR) imported sixty five type U20C diesels from General Electric in the USA. These veteran locomotives have now all been withdrawn from service, but some ha... (more)
The original contract for the Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) GE C30-ACi was for 143 locomotives. It turned out that after the completion of the 143, a further 15 locomotives were built for CFM Mozamb... (more)
A pair of class 43's (GE C30-ACi) sitting outside the workshops at Transnet Engineering's Koedoespoort works in Pretoria. On the left is 43 011, one of the first loco's built in 2011, back at Koe... (more)
Arriving back home at Inchanga after a wet day, 19D 2685 "Wesley" passes the home signal and onto the Main Line.
18110 leads a coal train up the climb out of Elandslaagte heading down towards Durban.
A grain train heads north out of Wellington with 2 18Es and a dead class 36 up front.
Sunrise and I'm stopped with my manganese train at Sheldon in the Eastern Cape with brand new Class 20E locomotives (China Dolls).
A northbound Transkaroo passes a vineyard outside Worcester as it is about to enter the Hex River Valley.
E9006 assists at the back of an empty ore train passing through Elands Bay in the afternoon.
Vintage South African Railway diesel traction. SAR Class 32-000 diesel locomotives, built by General Electric as type U18C1, 32-021 & 32-094, represent 2 examples of a total of 115 of this class, ... (more)