O&K Locomotive, No. 12691, under restoration at Bloemfontein.
We tend to publish pictures on our web site of the work that Lukas Nel does very often showing work in progress which clearly indicates an advanced stage of repair of various components. In most cases we are actually rebuilding them completely.
The following photos show the condition that we receive locomotives in. This is Number 12691, which came to us from the Preservation society known as SANRASM in Krugersdorp. You can see that the state of the inside frames and water tanks that the frame was also badly broken and bent.
We often wonder what people get up to in order to bring them into this hopeless condition.