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Caitlyn Visits Reefsteamers

Caitlyn enjoys a trip with me to see what I do. She has been to my office twice and is still convinced I don’t do anything (which is partially true). One fine Saturday morning she decided to come along to … Continue reading

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Rhodesia Railways DE 1207

DE 1207 is one of 35 diesel locomotives built for Rhodesia Railways by English Electric and the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows in 1958. Only two of them are known to have survived, and this particular example is the only one in … Continue reading

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GMAM Garratt No.4079 “Lyndie Lou”

Update 15 December 2019:  it was announced that the Board of Directors voted that Reefsteamers be placed into voluntary liquidation, with the depot closing on 16 December 2019. When I was young, a Garratt was something you only read about, … Continue reading

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Class 25NC -3472 “Elize”

Update 15 December 2019:  it was announced that the Board of Directors voted that Reefsteamers be placed into voluntary liquidation, with the depot closing on 16 December 2019. “Elize” was the first steam locomotive I had been behind since 1981, … Continue reading

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Class 15F – 3046 “Janine”

Update 15 December 2019:  it was announced that the Board of Directors voted that Reefsteamers be placed into voluntary liquidation, with the depot closing on 16 December 2019.  Class 15F 3046 was put back into steam in May 2010 after … Continue reading

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Refreshment Coaches

The two refreshment cars Kariega 128 (formerly 8479) and Buffalo 120 (formerly 8480) are laying derelict in the veld in Germiston. These coaches have been around for many years and are amongst the remnants of 20 similar coaches converted from … Continue reading

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Coaches

I admit that I really love coaches. The all pervading memory I have of them is of polished wood, leather, and the smell that an old wooden coach had. Sadly they are usually overlooked in our quest to photograph steam … Continue reading

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Class 12AR-1535 “Susan”

My favourite locomotive; Susan, was a regular on my daily trips to work when I was stationed at Germiston Telecomms Depot during 1985/86. She usually lived on a short spur at the end of the mainline platform and served as … Continue reading

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