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25NC on freight and passenger from 1985.

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by RalphW, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. RalphW

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    Sweet. Thanks for the link.
     
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    I've got updates from Garrattpower and get notified of his uploads. Don't know where he gets it from but some is pretty stunning.
     
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    Fantastic stuff - I was chasing the 25's that same year on a four week break from my job in Swaziland - totally unforgettable - what a locomotive!
     
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    Having had the pleasure of a few hours on the footplate of one of the Rovos ones across Zimbabwe a few years back, I can concur, a fine loco..
     
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    Tremendous sequences - but presumably in the late 1980s if condition of locos is any guide. My visits to both lines in 1978 / 80 recall that locos were in more exemplary condition. Would certainly be interested in any of is productions in a similar vein with Garratts.
     
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    Excellent - quite possibly the ultimate development of the British steam locomotive?
     
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    By jove that's stirring stuff! It took me back to 1972 when I took some similar ciné film pacing trains along that line. Unfortunately, it's only Super8 and silent, so I'm glad that other people went there afterwards with video cameras.
     
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    A cracking video Ralph, especially the last minute as she attacks the summit!

    In complete contrast, see this clip of the last 25 condenser. The shot through Witput at the end is almost an exact replay of the time we stayed at the station B&B in 1986 and I heard this weird turbine noise at dusk during dinner. I dashed out to witness exactly the same scene!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYEhFeFOeBs
     
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    When I saw Worcester, then the actual shot, dull day, overheads, even the station sign, then the loco I thought this is not right, everything but the loco could be in this country. I've trawled tyhrough a lot of the SA steam but not seen that one before.. Some fine pacing shots. Also interesting to note the double chimney is more like two chimneys, two distinct and seperate exhausts.
     
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    Yes Ralph, the double exhaust on the Red Devil does exit via two separate "chimneys" as opposed to two outlets in one cowling a la A4, Duchess etc. There was a Class 25A with the twin chimneys side by side. Look odd particularly in head on shots.
    World Railways - Photo - South Africa - Bloemfontein Loco Shed
     
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    Thanks for that, some more intesting pictures in the gallery there.
     
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