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RN 88 - Safari train steams forward once again - Volksblad article - 20 August 2005


English translation:

Safari train steams forward once again:
This Locomotive from the Free State arrived in The Bay to help the renowned Apple Express gather steam again. A unique steam locomotive from Sandstone Estates in Ficksburg, in the Eastern Free State arrived in Port Elizabeth to help pull the Apple Express Train on an Eastern Cape four day safari.

The old Class NG15 2-8-2 steam locomotive No. 17, similar to the original locomotives used on the narrow gauge line, was offloaded at the Humewood Apple Express depot. Yesterday, Mr. Baas de Bruin and other workers were hard at work to ensure that the offloading process went according to plan.