The 15A Class 4-8-2 #1970 is resting at the De Aar shed. #1970 named "Milly" was once the shed pilot at De Aar. She was the shed master's favourite and always kept in immaculate conditio... (more)
The 25NC #3483 named Katy is resting at the De Aar shed. Along with the Class 25NC, ninety Class 25 condensing locomotives were built as part of the same order, one by Henschel and the rest by NBL... (more)
25NC 3445 "City of East London".
Newly restored and the only South African Railways steam locomotive ever painted red the only member of her class steams through Houtkraal Station which was still operated with semaphore signals.
For obvious reasons this locomotive is known as The Red Devil. She was an experimental locomotive with a gas-producing firebox and a double Kylchap exhaust. She was more efficient than the Class... (more)
3467 seen near Behrshoek on the climb out of De Aar with a 14.53 De Aar to Beaconsfield photo special freight. See more of my photos at http://scenicrail.fotopic.net/
De Aar depot was a major steam shed for SAR, most of it's allocation was class 25 condenser locos and class 25 non condensers. This shot illustrates the front end differences between the two types... (more)
My first track side view of an SAR 4-8-4!. "Ilise" is seen hurrying a north bound passenger train for Kimberly. Although only 3'6" gauge speeds of 70MPH were not unknown. This was taken on the fir... (more)