35471 leads Rovos Rail through Skimmelkrans siding outside George towards Voorbaai underneath a few trees that have grown quite big over the years.
35440 and 35020 in the new TFR red colour accelerate up the grade out of Heidelberg station with a load of tankers behind.
35482 and 35045 leads the Phelophepa 2 Health train on a test run from Saldanha to Cape Town here through Januarieskraal siding just outside Darling.
A single 35 approaching Fisantekraal with a string of cement wagons behind heading north to Saldanha.
After making a stop at the Voorbaai yard which is to the left out of picture, the train is starting a long climb heading to Cape Town. Looking back across the bay is the town of Mossel Bay.
A view of Voorbaai yard and the town of Hartenbos moments after a Rovos train has arrived from George. The 2 diesels have uncoupled and are heading off to be refueled for the long trip to Worceste... (more)
Two Class 35's lead a Rovos Rail train down hill through the twists and turns just before Groot Brakrivier station, currently on a 9 day trip from Pretoria to Cape Town.
35465 with one empty and a shunters wagon about to duck underneath the R399 just before the De Hoek cement factory.
Crossing getting protected as the train pushes back to drop of the grain wagons, in front is the main line and the station to the right.
At Kalbaskraal the line going north splits, one going to Saldanha and the other to Malmesbury and further north from there. 35413 and 35446 departs Kalbaskraal for Saldanha with cement empties, al... (more)
Two class 35's with two dead class 34's (GE U26C) leading cement wagons north just before Klipheuwel station.
Four class 35 diesels leads empty coal wagons back to the Bellville yard from where electric locos will take it back to the coal mines up north.
The surprise of the day was finding this train heading all the way to Worcester. It is seen here just exiting the loop at Malan as a Rovos train has past by a few moments ago which you can see dis... (more)
Its late on a Saturday afternoon as Rovos Rail is just outside the town of Riversdal on the way back to Cape Town with low clouds rolling in from the sea.
35401 leads 4 more mates north through Klipheuwel.