NGG11 No 52 steams again after 46 years!
Last steamed around 1970 at Rustenburg Platinum Mines, Class NGG11 Garratt No.52 moved under its own power today in Bloemfontein. After a long restoration this locomotive is a magnificent achievement by Lukas Nel and his team. As the second oldest surviving Garratt locomotive in the world and the oldest in South Africa, the loco will be the Star of the Show at the Stars of Sandstone event in April 2017.
Sandstone Heritage Trust would also like to hear from anyone who saw this locomotive in steam either in Rustenburg or during its last days with South African Railways in Port Elizabeth.