The sun has just risen in due time for the departure of the Apple Express from the Humewood Road station. The narrow gauge railway leaving from this station was the longest 2ft gauge railway in th... (more)
This is the longest 2 foot guage line in South Africa and it is remarkable that it has survived to 2010. The NG15 was, together with the NGG16 Garratts, the standard motive power on this line unti... (more)
The Geoff's Trains charter does a runby in Port Elizabeth's outskirts. 'Lawley' 4-4-0 #106 (visiting from Sandstone estates) is assisting NG15 class 2-8-2.
More than 100 years old, Lawley No 106 owned by Sandstone Heritage Trust pilots the Apple Express Society's NG 15 No 119 upgrade towards Van Stadens. The train was chartered by Geoff's Trains.
An example of the standard South African branch line locomotive, complete with Vanderbilt Tender, is seen with a typical mixed train, conveying empy fruit waggons to Kirkwood during the orange sea... (more)
NG15 119 makes a volcanic departure from the Humewood Road station with the Apple Express to Patensie.
All traffic on the Port Elizabeth to Avontuur line was hauled by steam until the arrival of the first diesel locomotive in 1972. GE supplied 20 class 91 locomotives type UM6B. After 1986, the comp... (more)
It's just after sun up and a group of locals wait for a freight to pass by on the 2 foot gauge Port Elizabeth to Patensie line.