South African Railways class 25 4-8-4 condenser 3514 at Perdeberg

South African Railways class 25 4-8-4 condenser 3514 at Perdeberg

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Caption - South African Railways (SAR) class 25 4-8-4 condenser 3514 departs with a heavy westbound freight from Perdeberg on the line from Bloemfontein to Kimberley in May 1976. This was one of the first condensers I ever saw and the whirring of the fan and lack of "chuffs" was a unique experience. Later in this trip I saw many more condensers on the line from Kimberley down to De Aar where they were still a common sight. Within a year a two they had but disappeared from service.

Country - South Africa   Date - 1976   General Photo - 135

Photographer - Lou Johnson

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