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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
3/29/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Col André Kritzinger
Dates:10/2/2015 - 10/2/2015
Album Info:One picture of every South African steam locomotive I've ever photographed, A to Z arranged by class and loco number, starting with old Blackie and the Class NG locomotives and ending with some industrial and mining steam locomotives as well as other weird and wonderful items that I have come across. Unfortunately, I started with this way too late to catch most of them still alive and barking. I am receiving assistance from fellow railfans in the attempt to post a picture of each and every SA locomotive, most notably from Charles Baker.
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CGR Blackie 9 (0-4-2WT)
Title:  CGR Blackie 9 (0-4-2WT)
Description:  In September 1859 Messrs. E. & J. Pickering, contractors to the Cape Town Railway and Dock Company for the construction of the Cape Town-Wellington Railway, imported a small 0-4-2WT well-tank steam locomotive from England for use during the construction of the railway. This locomotive, later to become the Cape Town-Wellington Railway’s engine number 9, was the first locomotive in South Africa. In 1872 the Cape Government took over the operation of all railways and the Cape Town-Wellington and Salt River-Wynberg lines were amalgamated into the Cape Government Railways. No. 9 remained on the Wellington line until June 1874, when it was shipped to the Kowie to assist with construction at the Port Alfred harbour.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African "Blackie" 0-4-2WT.
Photo Date:  8/24/2003  Upload Date: 12/20/2006 4:38:19 PM
Location:  Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS CGR9(UNKNOWN)
Views:  952   Comments: 0
NZASM 14 Tonner 1 (0-4-0)
Title:  NZASM 14 Tonner 1 (0-4-0)
Description:  On 18 July 1889 five 14 Tonner 0-4-0T tank steam locomotives were placed in service by the Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorwegmaatschappij (NZASM) in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek. These first locomotives to enter service on the NZASM, numbered in the range from 1 to 5, were built by the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen in Germany. Erected at Elandsfontein (now Germiston), they were put to work between there and Boksburg. Their small coal and water carrying capacity limited their radius of operation but even so, by the time No. 1 was retired in December 1903, it had covered 113,309 miles.
A Wikipedia article on this locomotive has still to be written.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/14/2013 11:43:44 AM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NZASM1(0-4-0)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
NZASM 46 Tonner 61 Roos (0-6-4T)
Title:  NZASM 46 Tonner 61 Roos (0-6-4T)
Description:  Between 1893 and 1898 one hundred and seventy-five 46 Tonner 0-6-4T tank steam locomotives were placed in service by the Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorwegmaatschappij (NZASM) in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR). In 1899 twenty more were ordered, of which only two were delivered by the time the Boer War broke out and the Imperial Military Railways (IMR) took over all railway operations in the ZAR. The other eighteen locomotives in this order were delivered directly to the IMR, who diverted two of them to Lourenço Marques. They were built in twelve batches by the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen in Germany (who designed the locomotive) and the Nederlandse Fabriek van Werktuigen en Spoorwegmaterieel (Werkspoor) in Holland. They were numbered in the range from 61 to 237 by the NZASM and also named, while the eighteen commandeered locomotives were numbered 238 to 255 by the IMR. At the end of the war the surviving locomotives were taken onto the roster of the Central South African Railways, renumbered and reclassified to Class B, while the two in Mozambique were taken onto the roster of the Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique. In 1912, when the remaining locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered again but retained their Class B classification.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class B 0-6-4T.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/14/2013 10:51:41 AM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NZASM61(UNKNOWN)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
SAR NG1 (4-6-2T)
Title:  SAR NG1 (4-6-2T)
Description:  The first narrow-gauge line of the Natal Government Railways was constructed from Estcourt to Weenen. Two small 4-6-2T side-tank locomotives, designed by D.A. Hendrie and built by Hunslet Engine Company, were acquired for this line in 1907. They were numbered NG1 and NG2 by the South African Railways in 1912, but were not classified. Both were sold to Angola in 1915. NG1 is now part of the Sandstone Heritage Trust's fleet of narrow gauge locomotives.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 2/4/2007 11:23:36 AM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG1(4-6-2)
Views:  492   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG4 16 (4-6-2T)
Title:  SAR Class NG4 16 (4-6-2T)
Description:  In 1911 the Natal Government Railways placed the first two of seven 4-6-2T Pacific narrow gauge tank steam locomotives in service. Five more were delivered to the South African Railways in 1913 and 1914. They were all built by Kerr, Stuart and Company and numbered in the range from NG10 to NG16. When a system of grouping narrow gauge locomotives into classes was eventually introduced somewhere between 1928 and 1930, they were all classified as Class NG4.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG4 4-6-2T.
Photo Date:  3/24/2013  Upload Date: 7/7/2013 6:39:49 PM
Location:  Durban, ZN, ZA
Author:  Charles Baker
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG16(4-6-2)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
DSWA Class Hd 40 (2-8-2)
Title:  DSWA Class Hd 40 (2-8-2)
Description:  In 1912 the German administration in Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika, nowNamibia, acquired three Class Hd locomotives with a 2-8-2 Mikado type wheel arrangement to lease to the Otavi Mining and Railway Company for use on the line from Swakopmund to Karibib. When these locomotives were taken onto the roster of the South African Railways after World War I, they retained their German classification and engine numbers, but with an "SW" prefix to their numbers. Between 1928 and 1930 they were reclassified as Class NG5 along with similar locomotives that were placed in service by the South African Railways in 1922.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South West African Class Hd.
Photo Date:  3/5/2014  Upload Date: 10/23/2015 6:19:51 PM
Location:  Usakos, Namibia, ZA
Author:  Adv Jaco Bisschoff
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG40(2-8-2)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG6 106 (4-4-0)
Title:  SAR Class NG6 106 (4-4-0)
Description:  Between 1895 and 1898 Pauling and Company placed forty-two Falcon F2 and F4 tender steam locomotives with a 4-4-0 American wheel arrangement in service on the narrow gauge line that was being constructed for the Beira Railway in Mozambique. In 1915 thirteen of these locomotives were acquired by the Union Defence Force for use in South Africa, where they replaced locomotives that had been commandeered for the war effort in German South West Africa during World War I. At the end of the war these thirteen locomotives were staged. In 1921 they were placed back in service by the South African Railways. When a system of grouping narrow gauge locomotives into classes was eventually introduced somewhere between 1928 and 1930, they were classified as Class NG6.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG6 4-4-0.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 2/22/2009 7:49:57 AM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG106(4-4-0)
Views:  1237   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG G11 54 (2-6-0+0-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G11 54 (2-6-0+0-6-2)
Description:  In 1919 and 1925 the South African Railways placed five Class NG G11 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-0+0-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur narrow gauge line through the Langkloof and also in Natal. They were the first Garratt locomotives to enter service in South Africa, numbered in the range from 51 to 55, and were built in two batches by Beyer, Peacock and Company.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG G11 2-6-0+0-6-2.
Photo Date:  10/17/2009  Upload Date: 11/11/2009 11:29:33 AM
Location:  Humewood, Port Elizabeth, EC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG54(UNKNOWN)
Views:  723   Comments: 0
 SAR Class NG G11 55 (2-6-0+0-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G11 55 (2-6-0+0-6-2)
Description:  In 1919 and 1925 the South African Railways placed five Class NG G11 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-0+0-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur narrow gauge line through the Langkloof and also in Natal. They were the first Garratt locomotives to enter service in South Africa, numbered in the range from 51 to 55, and were built in two batches by Beyer, Peacock and Company.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG G11 2-6-0+0-6-2.
Photo Date:  6/4/2005  Upload Date: 2/3/2007 5:01:55 PM
Location:  Ixopo, ZN, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG55(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1703   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG G13 49 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G13 49 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Description:  In 1927 and 1928 the South African Railways placed twelve Class NG G13 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Langkloof and Alfred County Railway narrow gauge lines. Designed and built by Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG (Hanomag), it was to become the standard narrow gauge Garratt locomotive in South Africa for the next forty years. They were built in three batches and numbered in the ranges 49 to 50, 58 to 60 and 77 to 83.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG G13 2-6-2+2-6-2.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 2/3/2007 5:31:22 PM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG49(UNKNOWN)
Views:  900   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG G13 80 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G13 80 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Description:  In 1927 and 1928 the South African Railways placed twelve Class NG G13 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Langkloof and Alfred County Railway narrow gauge lines. Designed and built by Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG (Hanomag), it was to become the standard narrow gauge Garratt locomotive in South Africa for the next forty years. They were built in three batches and numbered in the ranges 49 to 50, 58 to 60 and 77 to 83.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG G13 2-6-2+2-6-2.
Photo Date:  10/18/2009  Upload Date: 11/11/2009 12:33:30 PM
Location:  Joubertina, EC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG80(UNKNOWN)
Views:  564   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG15 17 (2-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG15 17 (2-8-2)
Description:  In 1931 three narrow gauge locomotives with a 2-8-2 Mikado wheel arrangement were acquired for the Otavi Mining and Railway Company in South West Africa. Four more batches were purchased for the Otavi and for the Tsumeb Copper Corporation during the subsequent years, built by Henschel and Son and Société Franco-Belge, bringing the total number of these locomotives up to twenty-one by 1958. When the Otavi Railway was regauged to Cape gauge in 1960, all twenty-one locomotives were taken over by the South African Railways. They were classified as Class NG15, renumbered in the ranges 17 to 19, 117 to 124, 132 to 136 and 144 to 148, and transferred to the Eastern Cape for service on the Langkloof narrow gauge line where they were commonly known as Kalaharis.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG15 2-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 2/22/2009 6:35:52 AM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG17(2-8-2)
Views:  640   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG15 122 (2-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG15 122 (2-8-2)
Description:  In 1931 three narrow gauge locomotives with a 2-8-2 Mikado wheel arrangement were acquired for the Otavi Mining and Railway Company in South West Africa. Four more batches were purchased for the Otavi and for the Tsumeb Copper Corporation during the subsequent years, built by Henschel and Son and Société Franco-Belge, bringing the total number of these locomotives up to twenty-one by 1958. When the Otavi Railway was regauged to Cape gauge in 1960, all twenty-one locomotives were taken over by the South African Railways. They were classified as Class NG15, renumbered in the ranges 17 to 19, 117 to 124, 132 to 136 and 144 to 148, and transferred to the Eastern Cape for service on the Langkloof narrow gauge line where they were commonly known as Kalaharis.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG15 2-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/13/2013 7:17:40 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG122(2-8-2)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG15 124 (2-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG15 124 (2-8-2)
Description:  In 1931 three narrow gauge locomotives with a 2-8-2 Mikado wheel arrangement were acquired for the Otavi Mining and Railway Company in South West Africa. Four more batches were purchased for the Otavi and for the Tsumeb Copper Corporation during the subsequent years, built by Henschel and Son and Société Franco-Belge, bringing the total number of these locomotives up to twenty-one by 1958. When the Otavi Railway was regauged to Cape gauge in 1960, all twenty-one locomotives were taken over by the South African Railways. They were classified as Class NG15, renumbered in the ranges 17 to 19, 117 to 124, 132 to 136 and 144 to 148, and transferred to the Eastern Cape for service on the Langkloof narrow gauge line where they were commonly known as Kalaharis.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG15 2-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/1/2013  Upload Date: 7/7/2013 6:51:38 PM
Location:  Durban, ZN, ZA
Author:  Charles Baker
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG124(2-8-2)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG15 147 (2-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG15 147 (2-8-2)
Description:  In 1931 three narrow gauge locomotives with a 2-8-2 Mikado wheel arrangement were acquired for the Otavi Mining and Railway Company in South West Africa. Four more batches were purchased for the Otavi and for the Tsumeb Copper Corporation during the subsequent years, built by Henschel and Son and Société Franco-Belge, bringing the total number of these locomotives up to twenty-one by 1958. When the Otavi Railway was regauged to Cape gauge in 1960, all twenty-one locomotives were taken over by the South African Railways. They were classified as Class NG15, renumbered in the ranges 17 to 19, 117 to 124, 132 to 136 and 144 to 148, and transferred to the Eastern Cape for service on the Langkloof narrow gauge line where they were commonly known as Kalaharis.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG15 2-8-2.
Photo Date:  10/18/2009  Upload Date: 11/11/2009 5:11:57 PM
Location:  Avontuur, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG147(2-8-2)
Views:  676   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG15 124 (2-8-2) tender
Title:  SAR Class NG15 124 (2-8-2) tender
Description:  The tender of Class NG15 no. 124.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG15 2-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/18/2013  Upload Date: 6/13/2013 7:48:42 PM
Location:  Humewood, Port Elizabeth, EC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives: 
Views:  218   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG G16 112 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G16 112 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Description:  Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines. They were built in five batches by Société Anonyme John Cockerill in Belgium, Beyer, Peacock and Company in England and Hunslet-Taylor in Germiston, and numbered in the ranges 85 to 88, 109 to 116, 125 to 131, 137 to 143 and 149 to 156. In 1989 and 1990 two of them, numbers 141 and 155, were rebuilt by the Alfred County Railway using technology similar to that used in the Class 26 Red Devil and reclassified to Class NG G16A.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 and South African Class NG G16A 2-6-2+2-6-2.
Photo Date:  1/7/2015  Upload Date: 10/23/2015 6:22:26 PM
Location:  Century City, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG112(UNKNOWN)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG G16 113 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G16 113 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Description:  Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines. They were built in five batches by Société Anonyme John Cockerill in Belgium, Beyer, Peacock and Company in England and Hunslet-Taylor in Germiston, and numbered in the ranges 85 to 88, 109 to 116, 125 to 131, 137 to 143 and 149 to 156. In 1989 and 1990 two of them, numbers 141 and 155, were rebuilt by the Alfred County Railway using technology similar to that used in the Class 26 Red Devil and reclassified to Class NG G16A.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 and South African Class NG G16A 2-6-2+2-6-2.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 12/11/2006 7:47:27 PM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG113(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1155   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG G16 153 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G16 153 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Description:  Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines. They were built in five batches by Société Anonyme John Cockerill in Belgium, Beyer, Peacock and Company in England and Hunslet-Taylor in Germiston, and numbered in the ranges 85 to 88, 109 to 116, 125 to 131, 137 to 143 and 149 to 156. In 1989 and 1990 two of them, numbers 141 and 155, were rebuilt by the Alfred County Railway using technology similar to that used in the Class 26 Red Devil and reclassified to Class NG G16A.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 and South African Class NG G16A 2-6-2+2-6-2.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 2/3/2007 5:39:11 PM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG153(UNKNOWN)
Views:  847   Comments: 0
SAR Class A 196 (4-8-2T)
Title:  SAR Class A 196 (4-8-2T)
Description:  In 1888 the Natal Government Railways placed the first five of its eventual one hundred Dübs A Class 4-8-2T tank steam locomotives in service. The last of the one hundred, built in ten batches, was delivered by Dübs and Company in 1899. As far as is known, the Dübs A locomotives were the first in the world to have a 4-8-2 wheel arrangement, later to become known as the Mountain type. In 1912, when these locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 97 to 196 and reclassified to Class A. In 1915 another two Class A locomotives were built from spare parts by the South African Railways and numbered 332 and 333.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class A 4-8-2T.
Photo Date:  12/10/2010  Upload Date: 2/1/2011 3:33:18 PM
Location:  Masons Mill, ZN, ZA
Author:  Charles Baker
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 196(4-8-2)
Views:  699   Comments: 0
SAR Class H2 314 (4-8-2T)
Title:  SAR Class H2 314 (4-8-2T)
Description:  Between 1899 and 1903 the Natal Government Railways placed one hundred and one 4-10-2T tank steam locomotives in service, designed by Locomotive Superintendent G.W. Reid and commonly known as the Reid Tenwheelers. They were built in six batches by Dübs and Company and North British Locomotive Company. By 1910 five of them had been converted to a 4-8-2T wheel arrangement and in 1912, with the establishment of the South African Railways, these five were designated Class H2 and numbered in the range from 227 to 231. After 1912 the remaining 4-10-2T locomotives, which had been designated Class H in 1912, were gradually also modified to a 4-8-2T wheel arrangement. The first three of these, numbers 240, 294 and 305, were reclassified to Class H2 as well and were renumbered once again, to 329, 330 and 331 respectively. The rest retained their Class H numbers even after modification.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class H2 4-8-2T.
Photo Date:  12/17/2011  Upload Date: 6/16/2013 9:10:14 AM
Location:  Hilton, ZN, ZA
Author:  Grant Fryer
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 314(4-8-2)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
SAR Class H2 330 (4-8-2T)
Title:  SAR Class H2 330 (4-8-2T)
Description:  Between 1899 and 1903 the Natal Government Railways placed one hundred and one 4-10-2T tank steam locomotives in service, designed by Locomotive Superintendent G.W. Reid and commonly known as the Reid Tenwheelers. They were built in six batches by Dübs and Company and North British Locomotive Company. By 1910 five of them had been converted to a 4-8-2T wheel arrangement and in 1912, with the establishment of the South African Railways, these five were designated Class H2 and numbered in the range from 227 to 231. After 1912 the remaining 4-10-2T locomotives, which had been designated Class H in 1912, were gradually also modified to a 4-8-2T wheel arrangement. The first three of these, numbers 240, 294 and 305, were reclassified to Class H2 as well and were renumbered once again, to 329, 330 and 331 respectively. The rest retained their Class H numbers even after modification.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class H2 4-8-2T.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/13/2013 6:44:26 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 330(4-8-2)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
SAR Harbour locomotive Stormberg (0-4-0ST)
Title:  SAR Harbour locomotive Stormberg (0-4-0ST)
Description:  Two 0-4-0ST saddle-tank locomotives that were originally built for the Irrigation Department of the Public Works Department of the Cape Colony in 1903, were acquired by the South African Railways in 1916 for use as harbour shunters. In railway service they were named instead of being classified and numbered. The first was named Thebus, after the town Teebus on the line between Stormberg and Rosmead in the Cape Midlands, while the second was named Stormberg after the town of that name on the mainline from Bloemfontein via Springfontein to East London.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Harbour 0-4-0ST.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/13/2013 8:17:21 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS STORMBERG(0-4-0)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
SAR Class 1 1276 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 1 1276 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1904 the Natal Government Railways placed fifty Hendrie B Class 4-8-0 Mastodon steam locomotives in service, built by North British Locomotive Company. Six of them were modified to a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement in 1906. In 1912, when the remaining forty-four 4-8-0 locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the number range from 1245 to 1288 and classified as Class 1.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 1 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  12/17/2011  Upload Date: 6/16/2013 9:39:19 AM
Location:  Hilton, ZN, ZA
Author:  Grant Fryer
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1276(4-8-0)
Views:  327   Comments: 0
SAR Class 1 1279 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 1 1279 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1904 the Natal Government Railways placed fifty Hendrie B Class 4-8-0 Mastodon steam locomotives in service, built by North British Locomotive Company. Six of them were modified to a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement in 1906. In 1912, when the remaining forty-four 4-8-0 locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the number range from 1245 to 1288 and classified as Class 1.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 1 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 5:26:56 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1279(4-8-0)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
SAR Class 1A 1293 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 1A 1293 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1910 the Natal Government Railways placed twenty-one Improved Hendrie B 4-8-0 tender locomotives in service. In 1912, when these locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the number range from 1289 to 1309 and classified as Class 1A.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 1A 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 5:49:44 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1293(4-8-0)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
SAR Class 1 1440 (4-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class 1 1440 (4-8-2)
Description:  In 1904 the Natal Government Railways placed fifty Hendrie B Class locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service. Of these, six were modified in 1906 to Altered Hendrie B Class locomotives, the first in the world with a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement. In 1912, when those six were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the number range from 1440 to 1445 and classified as Class 1B. Between 1926 and 1928 their trailing trucks were removed and they were all reclassified to Class 1.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 1B 4-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 6:26:39 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1440(4-8-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
SAR Class 3R 1474 (4-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class 3R 1474 (4-8-2)
Description:  In 1909 the Natal Government Railways placed the world’s first true Mountain type locomotive in service when five Hendrie D Class 4-8-2 tender locomotives were commissioned. Twenty-five more were placed in service in 1911. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the number range from 1446 to 1475 and classified as Class 3. All except number 1457 were eventually reboilered with superheated Watson Standard no. 2 boilers and reclassified to Class 3R.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 3 4-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 7:14:24 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1474(4-8-2)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
SAR Class 3BR 1482 (4-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class 3BR 1482 (4-8-2)
Description:  In 1912 the South African Railways took delivery of ten Class 3B steam locomotives with a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement that had been ordered by the Natal Government Railways the year before. They were numbered in the number range from 1479 to 1488. All ten locomotives were eventually reboilered with Watson Standard no. 2 boilers and reclassified to Class 3BR.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 3B 4-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 6:45:48 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1482(4-8-2)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
SAR Class 3BR 1485 (4-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class 3BR 1485 (4-8-2)
Description:  In 1912 the South African Railways took delivery of ten Class 3B steam locomotives with a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement that had been ordered by the Natal Government Railways the year before. They were numbered in the number range from 1479 to 1488. All ten locomotives were eventually reboilered with Watson Standard no. 2 boilers and reclassified to Class 3BR.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 3B 4-8-2.
Photo Date:  5/29/2005  Upload Date: 2/22/2009 9:35:08 AM
Location:  Odendaalsrus, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1485(4-8-2)
Views:  625   Comments: 0
SAR Class 3BR 1486 (4-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class 3BR 1486 (4-8-2)
Description:  In 1912 the South African Railways took delivery of ten Class 3B steam locomotives with a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement that had been ordered by the Natal Government Railways the year before. They were numbered in the number range from 1479 to 1488. All ten locomotives were eventually reboilered with Watson Standard no. 2 boilers and reclassified to Class 3BR.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 3B 4-8-2.
Photo Date:  3/14/2010  Upload Date: 3/23/2010 12:18:40 PM
Location:  Inchanga, ZN, ZA
Author:  Charles Baker
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1486(4-8-2)
Views:  589   Comments: 0
SAR Class 3BR 1487 (4-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class 3BR 1487 (4-8-2)
Description:  In 1912 the South African Railways took delivery of ten Class 3B steam locomotives with a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement that had been ordered by the Natal Government Railways the year before. They were numbered in the number range from 1479 to 1488. All ten locomotives were eventually reboilered with Watson Standard no. 2 boilers and reclassified to Class 3BR.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 3B 4-8-2.
Photo Date:  5/29/2005  Upload Date: 2/22/2009 9:30:18 AM
Location:  Odendaalsrus, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1487(4-8-2)
Views:  550   Comments: 0
SAR Class 4AR 1560 (4-8-2)
Title:  SAR Class 4AR 1560 (4-8-2)
Description:  In 1913 and 1914 ten Class 4A steam locomotives with a 4-8-2 Mountain wheel arrangement were placed in service by the South African Railways, numbered in the range from 1551 to 1560. All ten Class 4A locomotives were eventually reboilered with Watson Standard no. 2 boilers and reclassified to Class 4AR.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 4A 4-8-2.
Photo Date:  4/26/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 7:28:08 PM
Location:  Queenstown, EC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1560(4-8-2)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5B 723 (4-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class 5B 723 (4-6-2)
Description:  In 1904 the Cape Government Railways placed four Karoo Class 4-6-2 Pacific passenger steam locomotives in service. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 723 to 726 and classified as Class 5B. One of them, number 725, was eventually reboilered with a Watson Standard no. 1 boiler and reclassified to Class 5BR.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 5B 4-6-2.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 7:43:29 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 723(4-6-2)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6 432 (4-6-0)
Title:  SAR Class 6 432 (4-6-0)
Description:  In 1893 and 1894 the Cape Government Railways placed forty 6th Class 4-6-0 steam locomotives in service. In 1897 ten of them were sold to the Oranje-Vrijstaat Gouwermentspoorwegen. At the end of the Second Boer War in 1901, these ten became the Class 6-L1 on the Central South African Railways. In 1912, when all forty locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 401 to 440 and classified as Class 6.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6 4-6-0.
Photo Date:  9/24/2009  Upload Date: 11/9/2009 5:46:07 PM
Location:  Nigel, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 432(4-6-0)
Views:  885   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6 439 (4-6-0)
Title:  SAR Class 6 439 (4-6-0)
Description:  In 1893 and 1894 the Cape Government Railways placed forty 6th Class 4-6-0 steam locomotives in service. In 1897 ten of them were sold to the Oranje-Vrijstaat Gouwermentspoorwegen. At the end of the Second Boer War in 1901, these ten became the Class 6-L1 on the Central South African Railways. In 1912, when all forty locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 401 to 440 and classified as Class 6.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6 4-6-0.
Photo Date:  9/24/2000  Upload Date: 12/8/2006 4:00:13 PM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 439(4-6-0)
Views:  1160   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6A 482 (4-6-0)
Title:  SAR Class 6A 482 (4-6-0)
Description:  In 1896 and 1897 the Cape Government Railways placed a second batch of fifty 6th Class 4-6-0 steam locomotives in service. During the Second Freedom War four were transferred to the Imperial Military Railways on loan, and in 1907 one was sold to the Benguela Railway in Angola. In 1912, when the remaining forty-nine locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 441 to 489 and reclassified to Class 6A.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6A 4-6-0.
Photo Date:  9/30/2009  Upload Date: 11/9/2009 5:51:38 PM
Location:  Koedoespoort, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 482(4-6-0)
Views:  640   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6B 513 (4-6-0)
Title:  SAR Class 6B 513 (4-6-0)
Description:  In 1897 and 1898 the Cape Government Railways placed a third batch of fifty-five 6th Class 4-6-0 steam locomotives in service, built by Dübs and Company and Neilson and Company, whose name changed to Neilson, Reid and Company in 1898 while they were being built. In 1907 four were sold to the Benguela Railway in Angola. In 1912, when the remaining fifty-one locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 490 to 540 and reclassified to Class 6B. During World War II two of them were sold to the Sudan Railways.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6B 4-6-0.
Photo Date:  3/24/2013  Upload Date: 7/7/2013 7:10:20 PM
Location:  Durban, ZN, ZA
Author:  Charles Baker
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 513(4-6-0)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6J 645 (4-6-0)
Title:  SAR Class 6J 645 (4-6-0)
Description:  In 1902 fourteen 6th Class bar framed steam locomotives with a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement were placed in service by the Cape Government Railways. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 635 to 648 and reclassified to Class 6J.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6J 4-6-0.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/10/2013 8:13:33 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 645(4-6-0)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7 950 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7 950 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1892 the Cape Government Railways placed six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service and between 1892 and 1893 another thirty-two were acquired. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 950 to 987 and classified as Class 7.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  5/14/2006  Upload Date: 2/19/2009 1:37:41 PM
Location:  Upington, NC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 950(4-8-0)
Views:  614   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7 970 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7 970 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1892 the Cape Government Railways placed six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service and between 1892 and 1893 another thirty-two were acquired. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 950 to 987 and classified as Class 7.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  10/20/2009  Upload Date: 11/11/2009 3:05:28 PM
Location:  Riversdal, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 970(4-8-0)
Views:  537   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7 975 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7 975 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1892 the Cape Government Railways placed six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service and between 1892 and 1893 another thirty-two were acquired. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 950 to 987 and classified as Class 7.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  4/6/2006  Upload Date: 12/9/2006 5:00:56 PM
Location:  Bloemfontein, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 975(4-8-0)
Views:  724   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7 976 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7 976 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1892 the Cape Government Railways placed six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service and between 1892 and 1893 another thirty-two were acquired. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 950 to 987 and classified as Class 7.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  9/20/2009  Upload Date: 11/9/2009 5:19:21 PM
Location:  Klerksdorp, NW, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 976(4-8-0)
Views:  464   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7 981 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7 981 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1892 the Cape Government Railways placed six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service and between 1892 and 1893 another thirty-two were acquired. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 950 to 987 and classified as Class 7.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  9/18/2015  Upload Date: 10/23/2015 5:16:43 PM
Location:  Bloemfontein, FS, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 981(4-8-0)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7 987 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7 987 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1892 the Cape Government Railways placed six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service and between 1892 and 1893 another thirty-two were acquired. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 950 to 987 and classified as Class 7.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  8/13/2005  Upload Date: 5/6/2009 6:12:17 PM
Location:  Matjiesfontein, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 987(4-8-0)
Views:  388   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7A 1007 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7A 1007 (4-8-0)
Description:  Between 1896 and 1901 the Cape Government Railways placed a second batch of altogether forty-six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service, built by three manufacturers (Sharp, Stewart and Company, Dübs and Company and Neilson and Company). In 1912, when all but two of them were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 988 to 1031 and reclassified to Class 7A.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7A 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  4/12/2006  Upload Date: 12/8/2006 4:05:35 PM
Location:  Voorbaai, Mosselbaai, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1007(4-8-0)
Views:  597   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7A 1009 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7A 1009 (4-8-0)
Description:  Between 1896 and 1901 the Cape Government Railways placed a second batch of altogether forty-six 7th Class steam locomotives with a 4-8-0 Mastodon wheel arrangement in service, built by three manufacturers (Sharp, Stewart and Company, Dübs and Company and Neilson and Company). In 1912, when all but two of them were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 988 to 1031 and reclassified to Class 7A.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7A 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/11/2013 11:09:13 AM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1009(4-8-0)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7BS 1056 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 7BS 1056 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1900 the Imperial Military Railways placed twenty-five Cape 7th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon steam locomotives in service, as well as three intercepted Cape 7th Class locomotives that had been ordered by the Pretoria-Pietersburg Railway. In 1901 one went to the Beira and Mashonaland and Rhodesia Railways as replacement for a damaged locomotive. The remaining twenty-seven were taken on to the Central South African Railways roster at the end of the Second Freedom War in 1902. In 1912 twenty-five of these locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, followed in 1913 by the remaining two that had been leased to Paulings. They were renumbered in the range 1032 to 1058 and reclassified to Class 7B. The remaining locomotive was erroneously designated Class 7D no. 1355 upon its return from service with the Rhodesia Railways in 1915. Also in 1915, one more Cape 7th Class locomotive was obtained from the Rhodesia Railways and erroneously classified as Class 7B no. 949 instead of Class 7D. During the 1930s many of these locomotives were equipped with superheated boilers and piston valves and reclassified to Class 7BS.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7B 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/11/2013 12:11:03 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1056(4-8-0)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
SAR Class 8A 1106 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 8A 1106 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1902 the Imperial Military Railways placed forty Cape 8th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon steam locomotives in service, built by two manufacturers (twenty by Neilson, Reid and Company and twenty by Sharp, Stewart and Company). In that same year, when the Central South African Railways was established, they were designated Class 8-L1. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 1092 to 1131 and reclassified to Class 8A. In the 1930s two of these locomotives were equipped with superheated boilers, 20 inches (508 millimetres) bore cylinders and inside admission piston valves and were reclassified to Class 8AW.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 8A 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  6/10/2005  Upload Date: 2/19/2009 1:43:01 PM
Location:  Ermelo, MP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1106(4-8-0)
Views:  686   Comments: 0
SAR Class 8B 1133 (4-8-0)
Title:  SAR Class 8B 1133 (4-8-0)
Description:  In 1903, soon after its establishment, the Central South African Railways placed thirty Class 8-L2 4-8-0 Mastodon steam locomotives in service. Ten were built by Neilson, Reid and Company and twenty by North British Locomotive Company, which was established through the amalgamation of Neilson, Reid with Dübs and Company and Sharp, Stewart and Company while the locomotives were being built. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 1132 to 1161 and reclassified to Class 8B. In the 1930s six of these locomotives were equipped with superheated boilers, 20 inches (508 millimetres) bore cylinders and inside admission piston valves and reclassified to Class 8BW.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 8B 4-8-0.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/11/2013 2:11:58 PM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 1133(4-8-0)
Views:  171   Comments: 0


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