Steam Locomotive Ride
Welcome to South Africa! We ride the cab of 15F 2914 from departure at Capital Park Yards to Pretoria Station to collect passengers, then out along the Main East Line to Rayton before branching off on the Cullinan line.
Duration: 1 hr. 36 min. 48 sec.
The Class 15F was the most numerous steam locomotive class in South African Railways service. Between 1938 and 1946 two hundred and fifty-five of these steam locomotives with a 4-8-2 Mountain type wheel arrangement were placed in service.
As would be expected, given its usefulness and the large quantity placed in service with the SAR, quite a few of this type have survived into preservation.
The Germiston-based Reefsteamers has three Class 15F locomotives in its stable, no. 2914 “Spikkels”, a hand-fired version, no. 3016 “Gerda” and no. 3046 “Janine”. The latter was the club’s only operational 15F as of February 2016.