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Date: 02/22/21 09:33
South African Steam
Author: masterphots

Thought I'd post a few steam shots from South Africa.  Nothing in particular,  just a few favorites from a collective eight months over there over a period of 12 years.

1.  Ladies in Waiting at De Aar shed  4/13/88.   25NC class 4-8-4s Marta, Lady Jane and Katy await their next assignment to haul a freight train north to Kimberly.

2.  25NC 3517 at speed near Potfontein.  4/12/88.  That's Harold Edmonson wearing the UP 3985 cap in the gangway

3.  Alfred County Ry. 2 ft gauge Garratt 141 hauls empty long flats back to Donnybrook.  Renken, S.A.  7/28/90   ACR was a privatized operation of the former SAR line.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 17:59 by masterphots.








Date: 02/22/21 09:34
Re: South African Steam
Author: masterphots

4.  Last shot of the day.   Poppet valved class 16E 4-6-2 at Immigrant, 7/26/90

5-6.   Fireman and Driver sides of 4-8-4 backhead,



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/21 09:54 by masterphots.








Date: 02/22/21 14:14
Re: South African Steam
Author: train1275

Nice images !
Love those 25NC's.



Date: 02/22/21 16:03
Re: South African Steam
Author: Ritzville

Really NICE interesting steam series!

Larry



Date: 02/22/21 17:10
Re: South African Steam
Author: pedrop

All the gauges are so clean that looks like brand new.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 02/22/21 17:28
Re: South African Steam
Author: masterphots

pedrop Wrote:
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> All the gauges are so clean that looks like brand
> new.

Even when stopped at a siding, the crew would be polishing brass all over the engine.



Date: 02/23/21 00:02
Re: South African Steam
Author: E25

Great series, Alan.  Thanks! 

Regrettably, I never got to see that stuff in person.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 02/23/21 11:01
Re: South African Steam
Author: cornerfieldhobby

That 2nd photo, it looks exactly like a Niagara.



Date: 02/24/21 08:28
Re: South African Steam
Author: 86235

masterphots Wrote:
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> 3.  Alfred County Ry. 2 ft gauge Garratt 141
> hauls empty long flats back to Donnybrook. 
> Renken, S.A.  7/28/90   ACR was a privatized
> operation of the former SAR line.

Great set Alan, thanks. Has the Garratt got one of the Lempor exhausts, designed by the Argentinian engineer L D Porta?



Date: 02/25/21 04:14
Re: South African Steam
Author: masterphots

86235 Wrote:
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> masterphots Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 3.  Alfred County Ry. 2 ft gauge Garratt 141
> > hauls empty long flats back to Donnybrook. 
> > Renken, S.A.  7/28/90   ACR was a privatized
> > operation of the former SAR line.
>
> Great set Alan, thanks. Has the Garratt got one of
> the Lempor exhausts, designed by the Argentinian
> engineer L D Porta?

Not sure but the stack is surely different.  I seem to remember David Wardale was involved when the ACR refurbished those engines, so could be.



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