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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
Tender-first working was typical for Garratt locomotives on mountainous lines in South Africa.
The GMAM was the usual motive power on the line until the end of Steam in the early 1970s.
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)
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)
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.