Class 19D – 3321, Jessica
The Jessica was manufactured in the UK in 1948 with 235 of its kind being placed in service in South Africa between 1937 and 1949. It has a 4-8-2 Mountain-type wheel arrangement and a Watson Standard boiler.
Class 19B – 1412, Bailey
Bailey was introduced to the Ceres Railway Line and was manufactured in 1930 in Germany and was virtually identical to the Class 19 locomotives with the exception of the wheelbase of the front bogie. It also has a 4-8-2 Mountain-type wheel arrangement and a Watson Standard boiler.
Class 26 – 3450, Red Devil
The Red Devil is a Class 26 locomotive which was rebuilt from a Class 25NC in 1979, with the Class 25NC originally being manufactured in 1953. The Red Devil has a 4-8-4 Northern-type wheel arrangement.
Dining car circa 1935 of one of the most luxurious rail services in the British Empire at the time, the South African “Union Limited”, as the Blue Train was called. It covered 956 mi between Cape Town and Durban. Equipped with running hot & cold water, & electrically lit cabins, it also had hot & cold shower-baths in sleep cars. An attendant was stationed in each carriage; train staff undertook shoe-cleaning & provided a general valet service; and the deluxe expresses had fully qualified chefs.
Luxurious lounge cars where passengers can enjoy the breathtaking scenery in their own comfort whilst unwinding with family or friends.
Here you can enjoy a refreshing beverage while being served by our friendly staff.