Sunday with Jenny by cfulton ()
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On the 14th of December I was fortunate to spend the day with Jenny, a special treat indeed.
The train leaves Cape Town and travels between the famous Newlands rugby and cricket grounds to Muizenburg. Traveling on to False Bay where the view of the ocean is spectacular. The railway line skirts the rocks as it travels through the quaint village of Kalk Bay, then snakes through Fish Hoek and Glencairn, finally coming to an end in Simonstown with a view of the naval dockyard.
Jenny is a CLASS 24 2-8-4 locomotive, a modern, powerful branch line locomotive.
1948 saw the introduction of the 2-8-4 or 'Berkshire' wheel arrangement on the SAR with the placing in service of one hundred Class 24 branch line locomotives.
The locomotive in use at Atlantic Rail is No. 3655 (Builder's Number: NBL 26367) and was originally used in the then South West Africa (now Namibia). After being withdrawn from service there, she was used at the Paarden Eiland / Belville. Later, 3655 was moved to Touws River in the Karoo for use on the Ladismith branch line until that was shut down. 3655 was then left idle and unused in Touws River until she was donated to Cape Western Vintage Railways who restored her.
(more information:- http://www.atlanticrail.co.za/)
Hope you enjoy!
Image Comments (11)
durleybeachbum () 1:24AM | Wed, 24 December 2014
What fun you had, Clive! Even I like old locomotives. A lovely photo of a rather beautiful old lady.
jayfar () 3:29AM | Wed, 24 December 2014
This must have been the last shot before it ran over you Clive, you were lucky to survive !!! Excellent shot. Seasons greetings to you and yours and keep up the good work you do here on RR.
kgb224 () 2:20PM | Wed, 24 December 2014
Thank you for sharing Clive. I love these old locomotives and would not mind to tak a nostalgic trip. God bless.
Faemike55 () Online Now! 3:01PM | Wed, 24 December 2014
this is the one time where it is good to get Jenny steamed up Wonderful capture and narrative Merry Christmas to you and yours
MrsRatbag () 7:44PM | Wed, 24 December 2014
She's gorgeous! What a great shot and sounds like a wonderful outing for you!
danapommet () 10:38PM | Wed, 24 December 2014
That sounds like a fun day and it is nice to see the old work horses restored and back in service!