Randfontein Estate Gold mine operated 12 ex South African Railways Class GMAM Garratt locomotives until early 1995 when hired Diesel-Electric locomotives took over. This GMAM and her train is lit... (more)
A few weeks after this picture was taken REGM retired most of their steam fleet. I woke well before sunrise, drove the 35 minute journey to the mine, took photographs of the locomotives and was a... (more)
Randfontein Estates Gold Mine operated a fleet of up to 15 ex South African Railways Class GMAM Garretts to haul 1000 tonne gold ore trains from their shafts to the reduction plants. R4's mechani... (more)
Randfontein Estates Gold Mine maintained a fleet of ex South African Railways class GMAM Garratt locomitives to haul 1000 ton gold ore trains from their shafts to the reduction plants. This spect... (more)
Class 34s pull their train through Battery sidings on the Magliesburg line
The front end of a (possible) Class 23 is all that remains, as scrapping of the remaining steam engines at Millsite goes forwards.
The hours tick literally by for lines of steam engines at Transnet's Millsite - all soon to be no more in a couple of months, as on-site scrap metal merchants demolish the remaining steam stock.