Last steam in regular service in South Africa
These are Class 37 Diesels, 37-042 / 37-075 / 37-019, built by General Motors South Africa as model GM-EMD GT26M2C, in 1981 / 1982 – a total of 100 built. They are heading down the KwaZulu Natal ... (more)
A beautiful early morning at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, as this short, all stops, Type 10M5 Metrorail set makes its way back to Durban from Kelso.
Amid very unsettled weather conditions, an older Type 5M2A Metrorail set approaches Umkomaas Station on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. The train is bound for Durban having departed from Kelso.
Early morning coastal sunrise, as Class 37 Diesels, 37-048 & 37-044, make a determined sprint across the Umkomaas River Bridge on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast on their run through to Durban with ... (more)
With the sun just making its appearance in time and a fine spray coming off the Indian Ocean, Class 37 Diesels, 37-048 & 37-044, pass through Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast on their run... (more)
Sappi´s 19D class steam locomotive leaves the exchange yard with Transnet Freight Rail TFR with a load of timber. It takes up to 4 runs for the steam locomotive to haul the entire train to the mil... (more)
Having shunted empties at the yard, Sappi´s 19D class steam locomotive carries the shunter from the East end of the yard to the West end ... it would have been a long way to walk.
The only steam worked industrial railway in South Africa: Sappi Saiccor´s 19D sits at the Umkomaas exchange yard before heading to the pulp mill. The massive pipe at the left carries the dirt and ... (more)
A northbound Metrorail EMU leaves Umkomaas on its way towards Durban.