On a cold winters day Reefsteamers class 25NC enjoy's a bit of sunshine on their anual open day. This was the last new steam locomotive design for the South African Railways
Ex SAR Class 25 No. 3472, now with Reefsteamers (Preservation Group), waits patiently on a chilly early Highveld morning for her eager admirers to arrive, before playing a starring role in an arra... (more)
25NC 'Elize' performs with a short freight within the confines of Reefsteamers Germiston Depot. A planned main line trip for Geoff Cooke's tour group using Reefsteamers engines and stock had been ... (more)
Looking for all the world like one of her sister locomotives that were the regular motive power in steam days (which lasted until the late 1980s) No 3472, operated by Reefsteamers for Steam Loco S... (more)
How often do you get to see three mainline steam locomotives at one time? A 25NC 4-8-4 has just taken water and two 4-8-2's are heading to the other end of the yard to pick up their train.
Class 25NC 3472 hustles a freight train past the butte at Sekonyela in blazing glint lighting.
In the still morning air, the steam trail hangs above the rails as a 25NC climbs away from Fouriesburg with this recreation of the Bloemfontein to Bethlehem overnight passenger.
Until the end of steam in 1987, the overnight passenger train on the Bethlehem line was pulled by 25NC 4-8-4's. Twenty years later we witnessed a perfect recreation of this 12 car train, passing ... (more)
The first shot of the day would often be at Slabberts, as the eastbound overnight passenger would arrive just about at sunrise. It's still true 20 years later, although today the train is westbou... (more)
25NC No. 3472 attacks the 2% grade westbound from Slabberts, in this recreation of a classic 13 car passenger train, as pulled by these magnificent Northerns until steam ended in 1987.
Burnished brass and copper in the cab of a 25NC class as it simmers overnight in Ficksburg station at the head of its photographic charter train.
With frost on the ground and smoke clinging to the mountainside, 25NC 3472 recreates the golden age of steam on the Bethlehem-Bloemfontein line at Slabberts.
Class 25NC of the South African Railways