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Bloemfontein was once the mecca of steam in South Africa with 4 lines radiating from this important city. Today two lines have steam, to Kimberley, and to Bethlehem.

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Bloemfontein was once the mecca of steam in South Africa with 4 lines radiating from this important city. Today two lines have steam, to Kimberley, and to Bethlehem. We will see some outstanding morning action at Kloofeind on the Kimberley line, with a stalled freight at dawn that required a pusher engine, plus several more trains after this spectacle. Then we visit the engine shed to see more 4-8-4’s between assignments. We get a rare look inside the Bloemfontein Rebuilding Shop, where many steam engines were undergoing rebuilding. We also chase the daily passenger train on the Bethlehem line for a few miles out of Bloemfontein. If all this were not enough we have included a lengthy cab ride in the second engine of a doubleheader on the Bethlehem line. This freight train is ridden from Fouriesburg to Bethlehem in engine 3405, but you see the engine ahead as well as interior shots of the 3405’s cab. New for 2009, and part of the South Africa Steam series by Greg Scholl Video Productions.

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  1. 3 out of 5 An hour of rare South African steam

    Bloemfontein Steam is a real look back at an era that is gone – and features some excellent camera work. This is part of a larger Greg Scholl Video Productions series on South African steam and shows the last days of steam with a mixture of stations, lines and equipment. Stema fans will enjoy!

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  2. 3 out of 5 new title in the early years.

    The new title in the re-edited version of the series features the same but extended scenes with clean editing from the Bethlehem line and the final chapter tapes only. Even though at 65 to 70 minutes, this was the shortest video in the re-edited South African steam collection.

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