Reefsteamers Class 15F, the only operating member of her class enters her running shed in the old SAR Steam Running Shed.
The only operational Class 15F (one of a class of 255) makes her usual spirited climb from Battery Siding on the climb to Krugersdorp.
The locomotive was built in 1944 and the Boeing 747 on the approach to O R Tambo International Airport was likely built at least 60 years later. Taken during the first photo runby of Reefsteamers... (more)
Seen posing for photographers in her home shed from Steam Days, Reefsteamers beautifully restored Class 15F is seen next to the National Railways of Zimbabwe Class DE2 that belongs to the Sandston... (more)
Panned at 70 kilometers an hour on the return journey from Magaliesburg to Johannesburg.
On an unusually cold and blustery mid winters midday the Magaliesburg Express climbs the last few kilometers to Vlakdrift.
Reefsteamers Class 15F is seen nearing Slabbers Station a few minutes before sunrise.
Lit by the headlights of my Subaru Forester, Reefsteamers is readied for the departure of the annual
Cherry Festival Train. The time was 2.54am.
One of the last opeating examples of South Africa's standard main line steam locomotive is seen in her home shed.
Arrival in the first rays of the sunrise during Reefsteamers Sunrise Photography event. During Steam Days, Germiston steam shed had a large allocation of 15Fs.
The last train of the 2010-2011 season is seen on the climb from Magaliesburg. This is the only 15F currently in service in South Africa.
Reefsteamers runs regular trips to Magaliesburg on weekends. These are very popular and usually fully booked. No 3046 was out on her second revenue-earning journey since restoration.