(2 of 3) The loaded grain wagons are heavy, so instead of using a chain to pull strings of them, the tractor pushes them out of the way one by one after loading.
(1 of 3) A tractor, chained to the first wagon, is used to pull short strings of grain wagons in position under the loading chutes of the grain silos at Moorreesburg Station.
Finally back on track, 35-027, 35-408 and 35-403 await the verdict on their fate: To Bloemfontein for repairs, or (shudder....) the scrapper's torches....
Six days after the 7 June derailment, conditions have finally dried up enough for the wreck crews to get new track laid down. The four locomotives are still lying where they fell.
Six days after the 7 June derailment, conditions have finally dried up enough for the wreck crews to get new track laid down. By day seven trains should be running again and wreck removal can pro... (more)
In April 2004 I had the privilege of a cab ride across Sir Lowry's Pass in 35-408. Not much room left in that cab now after 35-403 ploughed into it during the accident on 7 June 2007. The accident... (more)
On 7 June 2007 a Piketberg bound coal train derailed at Biesiesfontein farm just north of Moorreesburg after floods caused the roadbed to subside. All five crew members were injured, the driver's ... (more)
One of Metro Rail's Japanese built 8M series commuter trains approaches Cape Town station, led by graffiti-stricken end coach number 8M000081. The train's first of three motor coaches is the seco... (more)
Headed into a very thirsty Cape Town on a very hot afternoon with a string of tank wagons filled with wine....
As the Shosholoza Meyl approaches Bellville, it crosses over onto the outbound line in order to get to the correct platform for its penultimate stop at Bellville station.
35-001 and 35-403 running light through Stikland station.
The Premier Classe semi-luxury passenger train from Pretoria storms through Stikland station.
Two Class 36-000 shunters, returning from a customer with their shunter wagon and a string of grain wagons, pass through Stikland station.
The conductor keeps an eye from the rear end cab as passengers scramble to board an eastbound train at Stikland station.
Trains in South Africa are often very long. And sometimes less long....