3052 goes to Germiston

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3052 goes to Germiston

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Here are some of Peter Odell's photos of 3052 being hauled to Germiston by 3046 in May 2017. I'm out of the loop as to why 3052 has gone to the Reefsteamers depot - maybe for repairs after her recent derailment at Cullinan?
Peter wrote:On May 22 I was part of Reefsteamers footplate team. We took no 3046 to Hermanstad to collect 3052.

May 19, 2017…………….. Train 978541 load 250/20 behind 3046 @ appx 09.35 Germiston depot [Reefsteamers]-Hermanstad [FOTR] arr 12.57. [max 30kph for tender first running plus some signal delays] Driver P J Odell, Fireman Clive Holliday [ex MHR]

Train 978542 load 450/28 [estimated. On SAR conveyance of dead locos is calculated as 200/8] behind 3046 @ 14.41 Hermanstad-Germiston depot arr 17.39 [max 30kph due to dead engine no 3052 in consist]Driver Shaun Ackermann with Clive Holliday training, Fireman P J Odell
Pics show 3046 at FOTR and 978542 marshalled ready to depart Hermanstad...

May 19 Train 978542. @ Hermanstasd,., approaching Pretoria main station and inspection stop at Pinedene.
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