Steam by the Ocean - South African Steam Collection by Greg Scholl5 of 5 (1)
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The George to Knysna branch skirts the Indian Ocean in the southern portion of South Africa. This 42 mile line featured class 24, 2-8-2's with Vanderbilt tenders. Most trains were mixed trains, with a coach on the rear. We will see the famous Kaimaans River Bridge, lakes region, and Knysna Lagoon, as well as the steep grades on this line. Several interesting meets of other trains occur, and we see a special passenger train doubleheaded, as well as a freight with a pusher engine on the rear. Due to washouts this line no longer is in service. In addition to this line we make a visit to Voorbai yard and see a 24 switching freight cars, and we visit the shed in Port Elizabeth, and make a morning visit to Grahamstown to see a some nice 19D's at work. Besides trackside photography we also ride the entire line from George to Knysna and back for different views of the trains and scenery. Informative narration and live audio from 1984.
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Steam by the Ocean - South African Steam Collection by Greg Scholl
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-07-03 18:04:38.
From humble beginnings, this was the second GSVP program ever made. The 24nc class Berkshires are interesting as well as some riding footages, yard visits and even some pusher operations. When Greg converted this in 2009, he ultimately re-edited this with extended and deleted scenes that were not shown in the original version. Yes I know the Panasonic super tube era for Greg was ugly, but it'll still bring back memories on what it was like before today's technology.