Tag Archives: South African Railways

South African Railways: Class 6E

For some strange reason the class 6E and 6E1 electric locomotive of the South African Railways has a large following, and I suspect the unique whine that they make from their resistor blowers is part of the attraction. These units … Continue reading

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C22- Articulated Saloon.

This classic C22 Articulated Saloon is staged at Reefsteamers in Germiston. The idea is that she will be restored to a point that she can be used to house overnight visitors at the depot. Her interior has been changed considerably … Continue reading

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L-14-D Drivers Coach

This long lived drivers coach was superficially in a poor condition, however her interior was surprisingly intact and she would be used on the driving end of a suburban train for short trips. She did not have a motor or … 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 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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Dining Saloon Shashi 229

Yet another classic dining saloon that rotted while under the “care” of Sanrasm in Randfontein. Shashi (229), has had major water damage to her interior from a leaking roof and a broken window and it seemed as if would become … Continue reading

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3 Class Balcony Coach 6086

One of the reach gems at Sanrasm North Site was the 3 class balcony coach 6086, she was unique, she is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd class vehicle and very worthy of preservation because she was probably the only one … Continue reading

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Half balcony dining saloon Phantom Pass (161)

Phantom Pass (161) is, or should I say was, a gem. She is a “pure” wooden, half balcony dining saloon with her own kitchen. She is not a pillared dining saloon though, but stands out in her own right as … Continue reading

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