The International Steam Pages
Southern Africa Steam Picture Parade 2012
Fabrice Lanoue was in Southern Africa in late March and early April 2012.
Here are some of the highlights of his trip concentrating on the 'real' and
lesser known attractions.
The Sappi Saiccor paper mill at Umkomaas, South Africa
On 27th March, the locomotive in use was #2.
The Victoria Falls Safari Express, Zimbabwe/Zambia
14A 512 has recently been retubed and was running a charity special on 30th March.
Royal Livingstone Express locomotives 156 and 204, Zambia
On 30th March, 156 was still warm after the Wednesday train and 204 was scheduled to run the Saturday train.
Hwange Colliery Railway, Zimbabwe
On 31st March, 15A #11 was in action...
BCL, Selebi Phikwe, Botswana
On 3rd April, 19D 2689, recently purchased from South Africa was under repair and expected to enter service within a month, it will become LO 812. There is another 19D awaiting repair which will become LO 813 in due course.
LO 804 and LO 806 were in use, the pictures show LO 804 in action, LO 897 was due to be back in action around 10th April.