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Photo ID: 401595

An unidentified Class 24 draws her goods train across the bridge, situated at the mouth of the Kaaimans River. Regular steam operations on the South African Railways had ended in 1991, but this l... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 24
Train ID: Morning Goods
Photo Date: December 24, 1993


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By: David Benn

Added: Jun 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 332921

The GEA Garratt locomotives were the regular motive power on this specatcular pass until the mid-1970s. The Indian Ocean can be seen in the background.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GEA 4023
Train ID: Charter Freight
Photo Date: June 21, 2002


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 28, 2010

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Photo ID: 317120

Locos prepare for the days duties at George. At this time there were 3 return trips to Knysna. 2 mixed trains and 1 freight.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: 19D. Steam
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3324
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 10, 1996


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By: phil cotterill

Added: Mar 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 280368

[11:04] Named 'Peacock' and parked next to another Garratt ( ID : 2575 ). With some old red and white SAR coaches attached. [Canon 400D + 18-55mm @ 23mm]

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class GEA Beyer Garratt
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 4023
Photo Date: April 15, 2009


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By: Daniel and James

Added: Apr 18, 2009

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Photo ID: 208596

The scheduled steam passenger service from George to Knysna crosses the trestle at Swartvlei. Two months after this picture was taken, the line suffered severe storm damage and has been closed eve... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 2006


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By: Richard Stevens

Added: Oct 27, 2007

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Photo ID: 194818

The Choo Tjoe running from Mossel Bay back to George passes here through Outeniqua in the afternoon.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2749
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 29, 2007


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jul 24, 2007

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Photo ID: 181470

A GMA class Garratt puts on a powerful show on the northern approach to the Montagu Pass, between Camfer and Topping.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 4122
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2006


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By: Richard Stevens

Added: Mar 28, 2007

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Photo ID: 167507

Arranged at very short notice due to high fire risk on the Montagu Pass, GEA 4023 crosses the Malgaarten river between George and Mossel Bay.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 4023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 2006


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By: Richard Stevens

Added: Dec 04, 2006

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Photo ID: 165692

A GEA class Beyer Garratt storms up the west side of the Montagu Pass, past the twin peaks, a couple of kilometers beyond Camfer.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Beyer Garratt 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 4023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 1996


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By: Michael F. Allen

Added: Nov 19, 2006

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Photo ID: 162324

At 101 years old, you would think 7A class 1007 would be doddering across the Kaaimans River Bridge, but she's stepping along quite smartly!

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 1999


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By: Michael F. Allen

Added: Oct 18, 2006

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Photo ID: 160836

Class 7A No. 1007 was 98 years old when this photo was taken and the helper, class 7B No. 1056 was 96 years old! Having conquered the Montagu Pass, they are drifting downgrade into amazing suns... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 1996


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By: Michael F. Allen

Added: Oct 06, 2006

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Photo ID: 160835

Class 7A No. 1007 was 98 years old when this photo was taken and the helper, class 7B No. 1056 was 96 years old! The coastal plain, visible through the notch, is 2400 ft. below.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 1996


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By: Michael F. Allen

Added: Oct 06, 2006

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Photo ID: 147328

Having just climbed over the 1 in 36 Montagu pass a pair of 7th class locos catch the last light as they drift into Camfer

Railroad: SAR
Locomotive: SAR 7th class 4-8-0
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Alan John Crotty

Added: Jun 13, 2006

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Photo ID: 147312

The GEA has been working flat out for most of the 25km at 1 in 36 gradient, lifting the train some 1600 feet from George to the summit at Topping, journey time around 48mins. Stack talk, out of th... (more)

Railroad: SAR
Locomotive: Class GEA Beyer Garratt
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 4023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Alan John Crotty

Added: Jun 13, 2006

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Photo ID: 144847

Class GEA works a mixed train up the 1 in 36 grade of the Montagu Pass between George and Oudtshoorn

Railroad: SAR
Locomotive: Beyer Garratt class GEA
Location: George, South Africa
Locomotive #: 4023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1999


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By: Alan John Crotty

Added: May 21, 2006

Views: 4,282
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