19D 2768 heads the 06.45 Maclear - Sterkstroom passenger service. This branch line was abandoned in 2001.
A goods hauled by an unidentified 19C approaches Cape Town docks.
25NC 3445 "City of East London".
15F 2943 heading the 07.45 Bloemfontein - Ladybrand passenger service meets classmate 2958 with a goods.
Class 23 3236 rests at Bloemfontein shed. At this time these handsome class 23s monopolised the mainline between Bloemfontein and Kroonstad.
With not long to go before conversion to a 25NC, class 25 condenser 3476 rests between duties.
25NC 3419 climbs away from the horseshoe curve east of Slabberts with the 22.00 Bloemfontein - Bethlehem passenger service.
Class 24 2-8-4 3617 + 19D 4-8-2 3335 head the "Sunset Limited" railtour somewhere near Lootsberg.
In the rapidly fading evening light, 25NCs 3461 and 3424 speed southwards with a Kimberley - De Aar goods.
An unidentified 15AR heads the 10.30 Uitenhage - Port Elizabeth suburban service.
All but 3 of the 90 class 25 condensers were rebuilt as conventional locos between 1973 and 1980, and reclassified as 25NC. This is the result.
15AR 2022 heads the 10.00 Rosmead - Burgersdorp mixed (goods and passenger).
15AR 2100 gleams in the early morning sun. The external appearance demonstrates the pride that loco crews often had of their charges during the days of steam.
There is, or was, nothing to match the atmosphere of a working steam shed. Here a 12R and 12A rest outside the shed at Germiston.