In common with most other large South African loco depots, Bloemfontein shed had a large inclined coal stage. The shed pilot would push a couple of loaded coal wagons up a steeply graded ramp to e... (more)
A passenger train hauled by a class 25NC is awaiting departure from the Bloemfontein station.
A class 15F is shunting a freight train at the Bloemfontein east yard.
A passenger train hauled by a 25NC is awaiting departure from the Bloemfontein station.
19D 2512 works the coaling stage, while a 15F lurks below in the shadows.
Class 23 3236 rests at Bloemfontein shed. At this time these handsome class 23s monopolised the mainline between Bloemfontein and Kroonstad.
Between 1971 and 1973 the South African Railways added 125 of these locomotives to their growing diesel fleet. Built by General Electric as GE U26C, the first three in the class were imported and... (more)
A class 15F steamer is shunting in the Bloemfontein East yard.
Class 15AR 1850 swings around into the early morning sunlight on the climb out of Aliwal North. The steam visible over the hill is from the banker (helper) pushing on the rear.
Five engines are lined up, waiting to take coal at the Bloemfontein coal dock.
A 16DA class 4-6-2 passes a small lake east of Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein Morning (Number One)
Bloemfontein Morning (Number Three)