RailPictures.Net Photo: 4070 South African Railways Class GMAM 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 garratt at Oudtshoorn, Western Cape province, South Africa by Eugene Armer
 
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South African Railways (more..)
Class GMAM 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 garratt (more..)
Camfer, between Oudtshoorn and George (more..)
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape province, South Africa (more..)
May 31, 1979
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4070 (more..)
31007/8 (more..)
Eugene Armer (more..)
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During the late 1970's the most well known locomotive based at Voorbaai depot (Mossel Bay) was this class GMAM 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 garratt, unofficially named "Amin" after Idi Amin, the infamous president of the East African country Uganda. The regular crew were of the opinion that their locomotive was also big, black and covered in decorations! On a cool autumn morning "Amin" is seen working the Port Elizabeth - Cape Town passenger train near Camfer, between Oudtshoorn and George.
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