The Final Chapter

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See the “Last of the Garratts” working with a day-long ballast train hauled by GMAM Garratt 4088. These were the most modern Garratts in South Africa and are 4-8-2 2-8-4 wheel arrangement engines.

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In 1984 we were fortunate to see the “Last of the Garratts” working with a day-long ballast train hauled by GMAM Garratt 4088 from Waterval Boven to Breyten and return. These were the most modern Garratts in South Africa and are 4-8-2 2-8-4 wheel arrangement engines. Lastly we visit the Randfontein Estates Gold Mine Railway near Johannesburg, where GMAM Garratts work on this Industrial Line hauling gold ore, or reef as it is called in South Africa. Besides the Garratts we will also see a few of the older 4-8-2 engines that were formerly South Africa Railways locomotives. We also see different engines in yard switching duties(Shunting), and chase double-headed class 24 2-8-4’s from Breyten to Lothair with some nice results. New for 2009, and part of the South Africa Steam series by Greg Scholl Video Productions.

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1 review for The Final Chapter

  1. Ricky

    There are 2 reasons why this title was called the Final chapter: one being the final run of the unique Garratts in operation, and it is also the final chapter of Greg’s 1984 South African Steam Collection. This one features never before seen footages that were never shown in the Original 60 minute Version, as there is yard work, 4088 hauling ballast in the fog, Doubleheading 24NC Class 2-8-4s, and the final day of Greg’s visit to South Africa in 1984 takes us to the Johannesburg mines. The 5 part series came to a close with a history of the Garratts, and also the Mine as well. Now as we enter Greg’s 34th year of his business, who knows what would happen when he would not only make some special Best of Specials on various steamers he shot in the Business, the year 2019 would mark not Only For Greg’s 35th Year of his business, but also for the 25th Anniversary of the First America By Rail Video, with New and Extended Scenes from upcoming Programs into the New Decade.

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