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Photo ID: 540683

This was the last run of the Aloe Festival Special between Creighton and Riverside on the only section of this railway that is still in operation.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Creighton , South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Aloe Festival
Photo Date: July 19, 2015


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 31, 2015

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Photo ID: 540682

South African Superpower. This was the most modern of South African Steam locomotives and the last of the class were delivered in 1957. They were the standard motive power on this line until rep... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: photography Special
Photo Date: May 16, 2003


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 31, 2015

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Photo ID: 511426

Looking for all the world like it was 1972, this preserved GMAM hauls her train upgrade from Albert Falls towards Pietermaritsburg. She is still operated by Creighton Municipality.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4+4-8-2
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Steam and Safaris
Photo Date: May 15, 2003


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 22, 2014

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Photo ID: 511425

Cityview was a favourite location for rail photography in South Africa into the early 1970s when these behemoths hauled a parade of trains around this horseshoe curve. Double-heading was not unco... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4+4-8-2
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Steam and Safaris
Photo Date: May 15, 2003


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 22, 2014

Views: 2,328
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 452040

Once the regular motive power on this line, one of the last working Garratt locomotives in South Africa is lit by the last of the South African sun. This tour was plagued by serious operational p... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Creighton, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Geoffs Trains
Photo Date: May 12, 2013


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By: David Benn

Added: Sep 20, 2013

Views: 2,998
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Photo ID: 452032

Tender-first working was typical for Garratt locomotives on mountainous lines in South Africa.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Creighton, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Geoffs Trains
Photo Date: May 16, 2013


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By: David Benn

Added: Sep 20, 2013

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Photo ID: 443312

The GMAM was the usual motive power on the line until the end of Steam in the early 1970s.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Creighton, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Geoffs Trains
Photo Date: May 12, 2013


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 415914

The Class GMAM was standard motive power on this mountain railway until the early 1970s. This was the last class of steam locomitives of the 3 foot 6 inch gauge that were delivered to the South A... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Donnybrook, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: May 30, 2010


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By: David Benn

Added: Nov 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 366648

Sizonke Stimela's newly restored GMAM represents the 160 members of her class. These were the standard articulated power on steeply graded lines in South Africa and weighed in at 187 tons in work... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Donnybrook, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Mixed Charter
Photo Date: May 30, 2010


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By: David Benn

Added: Jun 21, 2011

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Photo ID: 334876

GMAM Garratts always trailed a water tank. Two were sometimes used during water shortages. The low viewpoint emphasizes the bulk of this articulated monster of the 3 foot 6 inch guage.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Donnybrook, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Mixed Charter
Photo Date: May 30, 2010


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By: David Benn

Added: Aug 16, 2010

Views: 6,093
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6


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