23 November 2007

Joubertina, steam locomotive #NG80 at station 1/2

ALL THE PHOTOS BELOW ARE BY KIND PERMISSION OF ERROL SWANEPOEL WHO VISITED THE JOUBERTINA STATION on 1 APRIL 2005


Joubertina station as seen on 1 April 2005. You might ask where is Joubertina? It is in the Langkloof between Port Elizabeth and Uniondale. The Port Elizabeth-Avontuur narrow gauge railway line runs through Joubertina.


#NG80 is a narrow gauge Garratt locomotive which worked this line from PE to Avontuur. It is now plinthed at Joubertina station.


The locomotive's number and class is indicated here.


Inside of the cab.


As can be seen the locomotive was in bad shape with paint peeling off all over.


It was reported the van behind the locomotive was open and obviously used by vagrants.

BUT GOOD NEWS IS TO FOLLOW!

PLEASE READ PART 2 !!!

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