Last of the NG locos moves from SANRASM Randfontein site to Sandstone Estates

Over the Easter Holidays a team from Sandstone proceeded to SANRASM with two trucks to load a NGG13 Garratt. 

The loco is NGG 13 no. 58, built by Hanomag in 1927, works no. 10549. Although not the lowest SAR number (that honour fell to No. 49) it was actually the first built of the class. It worked on the Estcourt Weenen line and was donated to SANRASM when that line closed. It sat at Estcourt for more than 20 years before finally going to SANRASM's site.

It will now join a host of similar locos and enjoy under cover secure storage pending a decision as to its future.

No. 49 is one of the fleet of four working NGG series locos at Sandstone.

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Left to right: First two Crane operators, Des Clarke, Stefan du Preez, Thabiso and Manas (HGV drivers) - all Sandstone.