Friends of the Rail's Berkshire makes a spectacular departure from her home depot with a short goods train. The rail on the left leads to the top of the coal stage, the last in working order on t... (more)
The sun has just risen on this pristine southern hemisphere winters morning. The combination of the warm colours of the winter veld and the steam plume caused by super-heated steam being forced i... (more)
The crew prepare Friends of the Rail's Berkshire for her duties. Both these engines are in regular use on day excursions to the nearby town of Cullinan.
The Fireman cleans the fire over the ash pits at the last fully functioning steam locomotive shed on the old SAR. Facilities are shared by Rovos Rail, the luxury rail tour operator and Friends of... (more)
Friends of the Rail's Cullinan Diamon Express is framed by the old loading guage ajacent to the disused cattle loading dock. FoTR keeps steam alive on this historic branch line.
Friends of the Rail operate two ex SAR branch line engines. Here the smaller of the two is seen shortly after leaving Cullinan Station with a short mixed train. The acacia tree is typical of thi... (more)
Friend of the Rails Berkshire departs from her home shed with a short freight train. The rail on the left leads to the top of the coal stage, the last in operation in South Africa. No 3664 was o... (more)
One of the two stalwart steam locomotives operated by Friends of the Rail heads towards the ash pits. Here her fire will be prepared for the trip to Cullinan.
Friends of the Rails Class 24 departs from Cullinan Station with the return working to Pretoria. The disused cattle loading dock and the height loading guage is seen on the left and the house on ... (more)
The sun has just risen on Friends of the Rails Berkshire, heading a photographic charter train. The tones in the winter veldt match the tones in the steam plume.
Friends of the Rails 1947-built berkshire departs from Cullinan on a cold, clear winter morning.
No 3664 hauls her short goods train past the shed's main water tank about 20 minutes after sunrise.
The sky is filled with the exhaust of No 3664 as she rounds the bend into the Abattior Cutting about a kilometer from Cullinan Station
Friends of the Rail Class 24 is serviced at the locomotive service point at Cullinan Station.
A typical South African Railways - era mixed train is seen leaving Cullinan. This mine has produced the biggest diamonds in the world and has been producing diamonds since 1906.