Steam Loco Safari Tours Photos and Report
Atlantis - 18th June 2002

Photos

Peak hour traffic is not usually an issue for rail tours, but in this case the tour bus had to contend with this en route to the day's starting point - Cape Town Harbour. On arrival, 16D 860 was without train but after a bit of organising, the train of 8 XP type tankers arrived. The suburban coaches were still on the way so 860 did a few runpasts with a beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain and Lion's Head. Once the coaches arrived we set off up the container line, and had runpasts at various locations such as Bull Nose yard and a bit further on near Paarden Eiland. Then under Ysterplaat Airport via the long tunnel and around Ratanga Junction. We noted the double headed Garratts on a livestock train at Century City (or the two dumped NGG16's and a few wagons!) as we passed over the N1.

A further runpast at Montague Gardens then another at the Caltex tank farm near Milnerton. The weather was still a little bit gloomy, but having steam up the Atlantis line was great, especially with the tank train at the oil refinery.

Due to late running, most of the passengers were offloaded short of Atlantis after a final (and sunny!) runpast, the bus then taking them over Sir Lowry's Pass to Elgin.

All pictures Copyright 2002 Trevor Staats

16D 860 Devil's Peak
16D 860 Devil's Peak
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Shunt
16D 860 Fireman
16D 860 Fireman
16D 860 Lion's Head
16D 860
Lion's Head
16D 860 Montague Gardens
16D 860 Montague Gardens
16D 860 Speedy
16D 860 Speedy
16D 860 Tank Farm
16D 860
Tank Farm
16D 860 in the Country
16D 860 in the Country

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