Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape South Africa 27th May 1982

South African Railways



Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape South Africa 27th May 1982

South African Railways Class 15AR 4-8-2 1966 being prepped on Sydenham shed.

Touwsrivier Western Cape South Africa 30th May 1982

A panorama stitch of two photos I took at the SAR Touws River steam shed in 1982 and that I only recently realised were taken alongside each other for this reason. There are 52 withdrawn steam engines in this Barry Island-like view of the Touws River yard. A total of 131 locos were present with only 4 in steam and although it may look like Woodham's, unlike that scrapyard, only one engine has survived out of these 131.

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa 26th May 1982

South African Railways 4-8-2 19D 2759 vigourously shunts goods wagons out of the yard at Grahamstown. A total of 268 19Ds were built, initially in Germany; 2759 was delivered in 1945 by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns (RSH) of Darlington.

Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape South Africa 27th May 1982

Light, shadow & steam. An early morning shot of the steamy atmosphere inside Sydenham loco shed in Port Elizabeth as the engines were being prepared.