RN16 News flash NGG 13 No. 49 returns to steam
After a fast track overhaul by Lukas Nel and his excellent Bloemfontein team NGG No. 13 No. 49 returned to steam on Sunday 24 November. Started in 2003, and interrupted by the overhaul of NGG 11 No. 55 for the Paton Country Narrow Gauge Railway, No. 49 was taken on a brief shakedown run on part of the system. A few, but very few considering the magnitude of the work, adjustments need to be made, but this is not surprising given the magnitude of the work, which saw the locomotive virtually stripped to the last nut and bolt.