Bloemfontein Report Avonside No. 1624.

Update - October 2012

Our Bloemfontein Workshops report that they continue to make steady progress.  The frames have now been assembled after having been straightened and repaired.  Running boards are currently being manufactured and fitted.



The Avonside frames are now repaired and a start has been made to assemble the locomotive. 

The drawings of the numerous missing parts have been completed and our contractor is now fabricating key components.


Sandstone_2012_014Lagging with boiler stainless steel strips fitted.

Sandstone_2012_015Coal and water tanks fitted.

Sandstone_2012_006Boiler fitted and insulation fitted.

Sandstone_2012_012Lagging fabricated and fitted.