Arranged at very short notice due to high fire risk on the Montagu Pass, GEA 4023 crosses the Malgaarten river between George and Mossel Bay.
A GEA class Beyer Garratt storms up the west side of the Montagu Pass, past the twin peaks, a couple of kilometers beyond Camfer.
GEA class Garratt #4023 catches the last few seconds of sunlight at Camfer.
The GEA has been working flat out for most of the 25km at 1 in 36 gradient, lifting the train some 1600 feet from George to the summit at Topping, journey time around 48mins. Stack talk, out of th... (more)
GEA 4023, a 4-8-2+2-8-4 Garratt catches the sunset as it heads for Camfer
Class GEA works a mixed train up the 1 in 36 grade of the Montagu Pass between George and Oudtshoorn
Special Military Hardware Train