The Last Runpast
Nine days of eight-coupled steam came to an end with this double-headed run past at Michell's Pass, in wonderful warm mid-winter sunshine. A Farrail tour.
Time for a quick service stop at Wellington station as we travel on board Ceres Rail from Cape Town to Ceres.
Steaming out of Riversdale on day 3 of the transfer trip.
Bailey leads the transfer train around a curve west towards Bonnievale on day 3 of the 4 day trip.
CP 1412 enters with IR 861 from Porto São Bento to Pocinho the station of Regua. To the right a class 9700 DMU, build by Đuro Đakovic and in the background a Bombardie 1960 class diesel ... (more)
CP 1412 with Regional 4202 from Pocinho to Tua is passing the viaduct of Mós do Douro.
CP 1412 with IR 861 from Porto São Bento to Pocinho on the Dourobridge of Ferradosa.
Bailey and Jessica coming around the corner into Albertinia on day 3 of the transfer trip.
Ceres Rail Company's class 19B 4-8-2 heads through Paarl station, on its way to its home base at Ceres and passing the old signal cabin that quite incredibly, still controls the semaphore signals ... (more)
Returning to Cape Town with a Ceres Railway Company roundtrip day excursion to Ceres, class 19B 4-8-2 no.1412 'Bailey' glints in the late afternoon sun as it crosses the Berg River in the town of ... (more)
A Ceres Railway Company day excursion from Cape Town to Ceres and return, is nearing the summit of Michell's Pass between Wolesley and Ceres. The locomotive is named 'Bailey' and is the sole survi... (more)
Bailey and Jessica seen here just outside Ashton on the last day of the trip back to Ceres.
Bailey leads Jessica through a S curve down a little grade between Drew and Bonnievale on day four of the transfer.
Bailey and Jessica leading the train around the curve at Niekerskhek late in the afternoon with an old station building visible in the back between the trees.
Bailey and Jessica heading up the grade just outside Swellendam late in the afternoon on the third day of the trip.