Some real South African electric locomotive history in this line up standing in a disused South African Railway Goods Shed in Ladysmith. From right to left - Class 1E E25 (only two of the origina... (more)
Two red 18Es lead a load of army vehicles towards Cape Town just outside Touwsrivier here.
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.
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)
Forty five of the class 11E Co-Co 25kV AC locomotives were built between 1985 and 1987 by General Motors South Africa. They have a single cab and were specifically designed to operate over the Erm... (more)
Just after sunrise on a chilly Johannesburg winter morning, as this super line up of marvellous ex SAR Steam Locomotives (all in steam) hold themselves ready for an arranged early morning photo se... (more)
The GMAM was the usual motive power on the line until the end of Steam in the early 1970s.
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.
A Friends of the Rail day excursion to the diamond mining town of Cullinan, east of Pretoria, works up the grade from Hercules to Capital Park behind ex- SAR class 24 2-8-4 no. 3664.
The last of actual (non preservation) working steam operations in South Africa is carried out at the Saiccor Paper Mill at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. This is Saiccor No. 1 working... (more)
34 class 34-121 brings a long coal train up the climb at three sisters.
12AR 1535 pulls away from Vereeniging station on the final leg of the 15 day 4900km Kei Explorer Tour. This locomotive is still in excursion service, in full operating order, under the care... (more)
14CRB 1882 performing a runpast at Marevlakte
With snow on the upper slopes of the Gydo Mountains providing a suitable backdrop, 19D's 2640 and 3334 depart Prince Alfed Hamlet
A matched set of four class 10E1 3kV DC Co-Co locomotives in the Spoornet orange livery, running through a deep cutting at Rietvleirus west of Ermelo, with a 100 wagon train of coal empties return... (more)