Diesel Power

The Port Elizabeth to Avontuur 2 ft narrow gauge railway was very much a viable proposition in the late 60’s and early 70’s for Spoornet (now Transnet Freight Rail [TFR]). With heavy limestone traffic from Loerie to the EPCC cement factory in New Brighton and fruit traffic from the Langkloof, it was decided to dieselise the line and sent aside the ageing NGG13 and 16 Garratts and the NG15 locos.

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