Steamtrain with 2-8-4 24 # 3655 and oil fired 4-8-2 19D # 3322 is leaving Cape Town along the shore of the Atlantic ocean, for a 9-day 1500 kilometer journey through the Western Cape province. A C... (more)
Steamtrain with 2-8-4 24 # 3655 and 4-8-2 19D # 3322 is leaving Cape Town for a 9-day 1500 kilometer journey thhrough the Western Cape province, with the Table mountain in the background. A FarRai... (more)
The very first of many "runpasts" during the 9-day 1500 kilometer steam train journey through the Western Cape province of South Africa, with Ceres Rail Compagny for FarRail Tours of Bernd Seiler.... (more)
Cape Town's famous Table Mountain is the background to 16DA No. 879 as she departs Salt River ERS with an EMU test load on a shake-down run to Stellenbosch. No. 879 has been under restoration by A... (more)
Class 35 diesels and Class 6E1 electrics standing at ease at the Bellville Loco Depot on a quiet winter Sunday afternoon.
34-926 is taking a break from hauling iron ore on the Sishen-Saldanha line for some TLC at the Bellville shops. Judging from the new gray component on the fuel tank, all the TLC she's going to get... (more)
E1950 recently traveled up north, where she managed to dodge the recruiters of the Class 18E rebuilding program and instead received a brand new paint coat. She now wears the Shosholoza Meyl liver... (more)
What's taking them so long with the catenary? Plasserail's Infrastructure Measuring Vehicle at rest at the Bellville loco depot.
The Class 6E's are getting long in the tooth with 39 years service under their belts, but these two are still on the road regularly.
The driver's view.
35-048 and 35-449 approach Bellville with the daily West Coast mixed goods train, mostly cement wagons from the PPC plant at Piketberg.
One of Metro Rail's Japanese built 8M series commuter trains approaches Cape Town station, led by graffiti-stricken end coach number 8M000081. The train's first of three motor coaches is the seco... (more)
Headed into a very thirsty Cape Town on a very hot afternoon with a string of tank wagons filled with wine....
As the Shosholoza Meyl approaches Bellville, it crosses over onto the outbound line in order to get to the correct platform for its penultimate stop at Bellville station.
35-001 and 35-403 running light through Stikland station.