Steam by the Ocean

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The George to Knysna branch skirts the Indian Ocean in the southern portion of South Africa. This 42 mile line featured class 24, 2-8-2’s with Vanderbilt tenders.

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The George to Knysna branch skirts the Indian Ocean in the southern portion of South Africa. This 42 mile line featured class 24, 2-8-2’s with Vanderbilt tenders. in 1984 as we filmed, most trains were mixed trains, with a coach on the rear. We will see the famous Kaaimans River Bridge, lakes region, and Knysna Lagoon, as well as the steep grades on this line. Several interesting meets of other trains occur, and we see a special passenger train double-headed, as well as a freight with a pusher engine on the rear. Due to washouts this line no longer is in service. In addition to this line we make a visit to Voorbaai yard and see a 24 switching freight cars, and we visit the shed in Port Elizabeth, and make a morning visit to Grahamstown to see a some nice 19D’s at work. Besides trackside photography we also ride the entire line from George to Knysna and back for different views of the trains and scenery. New for 2009, and part of the South Africa Steam series by Greg Scholl Video Productions.

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2 reviews for Steam by the Ocean

  1. T.A.R.

    GREAT FILM ABOUT RAILROADING IN ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES SOUTH AFRICA. GO FROM GEORGE TO KYNSNA BRANCH ALONG THE INDIAN OCEAN FOR 42 MILES OF GREAT OCEAN SCENERY. FILMED IN 1984, WE SEE A MIXTURE OF TRAINS. YOU SEE CLASS 24 2-8-2’S VANDERBILT’S. SEE THE FAMOUS KAIMAUS RIVER BRIDGE, AND MANY MORE SIGHTS, AND ALSO GO UP SOME REALLY STEEP GRADES. LOTS OF IN YOUR FACE ACTION AND GREAT SCENERY, AND LOTS OF INFORMATION. 4 STARS AND 90 MINUTES LONG.

  2. Ricky

    This was the second GSVP program ever made. The 24nc class Berkshires are interesting as well as some riding footages, yard visits and even some pusher operations. When Greg converted this in 2009, he ultimately re-edited this with extended and deleted scenes that were not shown in the original version. Yes I know the Panasonic super tube era for Greg was ugly, but it’ll still bring back memories on what it was like before today’s technology.

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