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Wallace (Wally) Arnold Oakes GC.

Wallace (Wally) Arnold Oakes (23/04/1932 – 12/06/1965), a traindriver with British Rail, was awarded the George Cross posthumously for his bravery on 5th June 1965. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette published on 15 October 1965, Supplement: 43793, Page: … Continue reading

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South African Railways: Class 6E

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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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Attack of the 50ft Twinn (3)

COULD IT GET ANY WORSE?? YES! 50 FOOT OF 23″ ATTITUDE!! RUN AWAY!! RUN AWAY!! Once there was a 50 foot Twinn. And, like all giant 50 foot Twinns she had a 50 foot attitude to go with it as … Continue reading

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Attack of the 50ft Twinn (2)

Jeanette started to daydream…. “Godzilla or Giant Crocodiles…” ITS GODZILLA!! RUN AWAY! STOMP THE STATION!! THAT CAR IS LUNCH! STOMP THE COAL TERMINAL!! STOMP STOMP STOMP! Jeanette dropped back into the real world. “Or, what if was giant crocodiles??” Dana … Continue reading

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Attack of the 50ft Twinn (1)

It was yet another gloomy rain promising day, the Tumbling Twinns were out and about, some had decided to hibernate, some were reading or doing Twinn things. Jeanette was at home and was bored. A noise from the lounge caught … Continue reading

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Drakensberg SB van at Sanrasm

This SB van was one of the few remaining identifiable remnants of the former Drakensberg express. Superficially she was in a good condition, but her body had been damaged by trees and general lack of maintenance at Sanrasm. There was … 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 19D-2650 “Cheugnette”

lass 19D – 2650 “Cheugnette” is one of a batch built by the Friedland Krupp Works in Germany in 1938. She has a Vanderbilt Torpedo tender and 235 of these locomotives were built. She is operated by Friends of the … 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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