A shaft of sunlight catches class 15F 4-8-2 no.3046 inside one of the shed buildings at the old Germiston loco depot, home of the Reefsteamers preservation club.
The date is 18th July 1975 and after a long night shift in one of the area shunting yards, a South African Railways class 15F 4-8-2 steams into the Germiston locomotive depot at sunrise on a mid-w... (more)
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 preserved class 12R hauls the Country Music Special from Magaliesburg.
A Reefsteamers passenger excursion to Magaliesburg, behind 15F 4-8-2 3046 "Janine", crosses an eastbound freight from Mafikeng at Battery siding. The Reefsteamers passenger coaches are painted in ... (more)
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.
Currently the only operational GMAM garratt locomotive in South Africa, no.4079 "Lyndie Lou" is owned by the Sandstone Heritage Trust and is on loan to Reefsteamers. Here she is seen blasting up t... (more)