South African Steam: Steam & Snow - 19B & 19D Willowmore - Toorwaterpoort - Oudtshoorn - August 2002

South African Steam: Steam & Snow - 19B & 19D Willowmore - Toorwaterpoort - Oudtshoorn - August 2002
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Follow the Union Limited from Willowmore through the spectacular Toorwaterpoort to Oudtshoorn. Locomotives 19B 1412 and 19D 2698 provide the power, and they steam like clockwork throughout the day. Apart from the amazing stretch of line through Toorwaterpoort, another highlight of this video is the train running through the foothills of the Groot Swartberg, which is wearing a mantle of snow after some wild weather the previous day.
Garth Victor
19:04
+2
Wow! What awesome footage this is. Well done to whoever took the time to record this… The firemen must have been kept pretty busy maintaining that head of steam. Is the water tender between the 2 locos standard or a recent design? Thanks for the upload........sheer joy!!!
articulatedloco
03:15
Hi Trevor!  Absolutely fantastic!!!  Incredible sound in Toorwater Poort. I'm a retired sound engineer & loved it. Superb photography. Any chance of buying a DVD copy of this?  Noel Tyler
George Koen
03:38
I rode a lot of steam in the 60's/70's from King Williams town to Cape Town. Thanks for the memories.
Vivienne hart
18:41
I did this trip in the opposite direction, the river on the right was dry, but there was a cloudburst in the mountains, and we saw the wall of water coming downstream, just as well that we were running late, or our photographers would have been stranded on the opposite bank!  Thanks for the fantastic memories you have brought back, of the incredible sound in the Poort, and the lovely sound of the 2 exhausts beating in unison!
Alan Barnes
23:41
+1
Wonderful video,wish I had been on that train,only been to Oudtshoorn once and that was in 1976,arrieved there behind a Garratt,ah memories!.Thanks for posting the video.Alan.
Jim Young
04:20
+1
A good driver on 19B getting the loco back in unison, loved the echos through that gorge, a really good video thankyou
Robbie Perez
03:05
+2
I just love the south African steam engines, Garratts and all. Its like it is a law that manufacturers cannot make these in HO, East African locomotives as well.  MTH HO trains needs to make these.
hawkeye0248
00:59
+1
Sweet memories.
tedwilks
23:41
+1
Spectacular!!!
Wendy Davis
13:09
+1
so beautiful…
Wendy Davis
13:12
+1
hawkeye0248
02:00
Skitterend.
inyobill
15:43
I was «Looks cold for August», then I thought «Hm, south Africa, never mind», he he he.
Deon Van der Westhuizen
21:11
+4
My next XR650R trip. If the stupid ANC can not keep our heritage alive, I will do it on my scrambler.
alhambrada
13:33
+1
Amazing
tony crocisi
23:09
+1
I am from USA and love the stream engine
Bob Sanders
02:52
Engines going in and out of syn. Havn't heard that since 136 and 1057 battling to the summit out of Hamilton, Ontario!!! great
Michel Seignette de Kérobert
02:57
+1
I just love these South African trains!
austrorus
17:34
it is a great video and great landscape. but it needs a little comment as well. watch — Eisenbahn Romantik — a steam series done by Hagen von Ortloff, this is how videos are to be. and your thumbs up will be by the thousands not just a few hundred.
hawkeye0248
00:07
Kyk net van melewe se kondukteurswa (2e van agter) en dan die skaars (ek raai) ammunisiewa op die einde.
Oleg Vassilev
23:09
Narrow gauge (760mm) railway —
Hermann Kuhne
16:56
+1
Beautiful video, especially as I know Willowmore and surrounds very well. The Toorwaterpoort trip is amazing. You can here the echos in the poort as the train, seemingly like a toy train, winds it way past the massive gorge. Too bad the Rosmead-Klipplaat-Oudsthoorn line is closed…
Andrew Ferguson
13:56
Is that wheel spin I hear every so often?
Deon Van der Westhuizen
23:55
+1
The Toorwaterpoort was great on my scrambler. But difficult. Local farmer thinks the railway line belongs to him.
Jan Peens
09:03
+1
Dis die dae en die wat n men's nooit sal vergeed nie die klank en sy fluit wat hy fluit mis dit baie het self op hulle gewerk
Jan Malan
00:56
+1
wat n wonderlike stoomtrein self vanaf 1970 tot 1973 stoker gewees op TZANEEN TOT DAT DIE EERSTE DIESELS INGEKOM HET VERLANG NOU SOMMER VER TERUG
RailScapes - Trains & Travel
21:45
+1
Amazing, the shots in the gorge are just awesome. Did not know such scenery existed in South Africa.
rigidfinger
22:30
+1
A splendid duet of steam! The sights and sounds are wonderful, loved every minute of it, thank you!