A mixed goods and passenger train crosses the Kraai River Bridge on the last leg of the journey to Barclay East. Sadly, three years after this picture was taken the line was closed permanently.
Class 24s were not the usual motive power during steam days. The class would have been very suitable for this lightly laid and long branch line with its 8 reverses. The waters of the Kraai (Crow... (more)
Typical of steam operations, which ended in 1978, one of the 19Ds then stationed at Bloemfontein Shed hauls her mixed train from Seventh Reverse. Eighth reverse is situated behind the hill on the ... (more)
This Steam and Safaris Charter train has just completed the climb from Tierkranz via 8th and 7th Reverses. 8th Reverse is clearly seen in the middle distance on the right. The line was closed in... (more)
One of the Class 19Ds stationed at Bloemfontein, does an accurate re-enactment of steam operations on this remote branch line. Regular steam operations ended in 1978.
An authentic mixed train approaches New England from Barclay East in the last rays of the sun.
One of the Class 19Ds then stationed at Bloemfontein Shed moves her mixed train upgrade bound for Lady Gray. This was an accurate re-creation of a train typical of the Steam Era on this spectacul... (more)