Taken during one of the last Steam Charters on this remote line that runs through the foothills of the great Eastern Escarpment of South Africa. Regular steam operations ceased in 1978.
A mixed goods and passenger train crosses the Kraai River Bridge on the last leg of the journey to Barclay East. Sadly, three years after this picture was taken the line was closed permanently.
One of the preserved Class 19Ds, then stationed at Bloemfontein Shed pilots preserved Class 23 No 3300 over the longest road-rail bridge in South Africa (1.3 Kilometers)
In an accurate reenactment of operations in steam days, No 3323 her mixed train toward 3rd reverse. In the forground is a typical South African Railways era water tank. The sandstone foothills o... (more)
This Steam and Safaris Charter train has just completed the climb from Tierkranz via 8th and 7th Reverses. 8th Reverse is clearly seen in the middle distance on the right. The line was closed in... (more)
One of the Class 19Ds stationed at Bloemfontein, does an accurate re-enactment of steam operations on this remote branch line. Regular steam operations ended in 1978.
An authentic mixed train approaches New England from Barclay East in the last rays of the sun.
One of the Class 19Ds then stationed at Bloemfontein Shed moves her mixed train upgrade bound for Lady Gray. This was an accurate re-creation of a train typical of the Steam Era on this spectacul... (more)