View from on the converor belt of Bulaway's coal bunker, once a busy place. Below is 14A 519 with a full load of coal before its return to the loco depot.
Nyoni, our senior loco driver, stopped the train below a pedestrian bridge for two minutes just to talk to his wife and his daughter which coincidentally showed up th... (more)
It required long and exhausting talks to get a substantial passenger train behind a 15A. Many attempts since 2007 failed becasue they didn't want to give us more ... (more)
Unlike last year the spray from the Victoria Falls and sun were just right in June 2018 to capture a nice rainbow in front of the steel girder viaduct as 15A 414 passes o... (more)
Feeding the Beast
Firing a Garratt requires good condition. On the run from Bulawayo Mpopoma to Cement the boiler pressure already felt to 9.4 atmospheres (136 psi), and it's sti... (more)
14 passenger coaches was a hefty load for the 15A. In their current technical shape they can manage only nine to ten. In the morning they tried to haul what I had ... (more)
P15 Shop Nighttime Peace
After a repair 14A 519 comes back to life. At this very moment it was the only serviceable steam locomotive of NRZ, the state railway of Zimbabwe. The sh... (more)
Dusty Coal Mine
4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt 15A 414 is shunting in the coal mine of Hwange after we organised and paid the repair of the loco to make it fit for our charter trains. What look... (more)
After a horseshoe curve beyond Sambawizi the track leads straight east, enabling a glint shot with the setting sun while 4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt 15A 414 thunders towards Vic... (more)
A black & white study of the Victoria Falls Bridge, taken from the Zambian side. The loco is on the Zambian side as well, while the last passenger coaches are still in Zim... (more)
Awaiting Heavy Overhaul
Bushtrack, Livingstone, bought the three 14A from the BCL copper mine in Selebi Phikwe which they purchased from NRZ. One of them, 14A 523, is now in the runn... (more)
Refurbished GE U20C
Zambia is know to run their rolling material into ground – but these two GE U20Cs are refurbished and hauling a long freight train over the Victoria Falls Bridge ... (more)
Back on the Rails
... and this was how they solved the problem.
The light tender of 764 404R chose another way than the locomotive (which is parked behind the photographer). the owner of the line looks a bit undetermined ...
Boy in Wooden House
A little boy is waving at the bypassing steam train. The house he's living in is one of the last untouched wooden houses in the Bukowina - wooden window frames, w... (more)