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Cautious optimism for South Africa’s flagship steam train return

THE operator of one of South Africa’s flagship steam charter trains which suspended services indefinitely and in a blistering attack blamed the country’s state-owned rail network company, has given a cautious reaction to moves that may lead to their return.

The Reefsteamers’ train ran monthly and four times in December between Johannesburg and Magaliesburg, and was regularly hauled by British-built duo Class 12AR 4-8-2 No. 1535 or Class 15F

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