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» Spoornet (more..)
» Steam 4-8-2 (more..)
» Estuary bridge 
» Knysna, South Africa (more..)
» August 08, 2000
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 2749 (more..)
» Union Ltd. (more..)
» RailRog (more..)
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South African preserved steam was strong in 2000. Spoornet, the national operator, had a heritage arm that marketed tours under the ‘Union Limited’ banner (The Union Limited was THE No.1 luxury express that ran between Cape Town and Johannesburg in the 1930s). Sadly, this is all gone, killed by lack of interest from top railway management - now once well-maintained equipment rots and is totally vandalised. During happier times, Class 19D 2749 & 3324 perform a dawn runpast over the bridge outside Knysna with a Railway Touring Company (U.K.) charter. (What is not seen in the picture are 10 or so “hard-core” photographers (from the train), up to their waists in freezing water, getting the shot “in the bag” – despite cold toes for the rest of the day, I think everybody was satisfied that morning!)
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