• Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on heavy freight charter (Pt.1), July 2017

    Possibly our best charter of our recent visit to Zimbabwe was that of 14th July, when the Class 15A Garratt number 414 had a run out with every bit of spare rolling stock we could beg for!! There were a few times when the powerful Garratt actually seemed to be having to work hard, although I doubt that the loco was really stretched very much, as most of the wagons were empty. Anyway, with the help of some typical African scenery, we captured some really nice sequences. Here's Part One .... Part Two will follow very soon. Enjoy !

    published: 25 Nov 2017
  • Zimbabwe - 14A Garratt flies on fast freight (Part 1), July 2017

    The beautiful NZR 14A Garratt number 525 put on a great show for us on a chartered freight train in July 2017. We were up early to see the Garratt off shed before sunrise, so that we could film its departure from Bulawayo station just after sunrise, with the sun reflecting on the loco's polished paintwork. The loco crew then put on a superb show for us with some fast runpasts at various points along its route. More of this charter follows in Part 2.

    published: 10 Nov 2017
  • Zimbabwe - Garratt Freight to Cement 2005, Part One

    Garratt 2-8-2+2-8-2 number 612 heads a lengthy chartered freight from Bulawayo to Cement in August 2005. The Garratt has to work relatively hard but nevertheless maintains a respectable speed over much of the journey. The locals show little regard for lineside safety and it seems that in one village, the local school is turned out to watch both the Garratt and the strange foreigners chasing it ! Filmed by Tony Hollins.

    published: 30 May 2015
  • Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on Chartered Freight (1), July 2017

    4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt 15A-414 works a chartered freight through typical Zimbabwean scenery for the FarRail Tour of July 2017. The Garratt makes a beautiful sight as it winds its way through the African landscape, along routes which rarely see steam these days.

    published: 03 Sep 2017
  • Zimbabwe - Garratt 15A charter freight off Thomson (Pt.2), July 2017

    "Flying Fifteen" Garratt 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Class 15A number 414 heads a chartered freight out on the mainline from Thomson Junction. We see the Garratt passing through the one tunnel on the system and going over an elegant steel girder bridge. These 15A's were the fastest of the African Garratts, designed primarily for passenger work. Part 1 can be viewed at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HYVLXwgPoU

    published: 08 Aug 2017
  • Zimbabwe - Charter Freight Bulawayo to Sawmills 2005

    Garratt 4-6-4+4-6-4 number 416 heads a chartered mixed freight from Bulawayo to Sawmills in August 2005. Water is taken at Nymandelova. Locals show a remarkably casual attitude to an approaching train on the climb to the bridge here. I apologise for the incorrect start title which says the charter is to Cement - it's actually to Sawmills ! Filmed by Tony Hollins.

    published: 27 May 2015
  • Zimbabwe - 16A Garratt on Chartered Freight, July 2017

    We borrowed the last genuine working Garratt for a day, from the coal mine at Hwange, so that we could get some line shots of this, the last working Class 16A Garratt in the world. This is an example of the largest of the African Garratts, with its 2-8-2+2-8-2 wheel arrangement. In all probability, this Garratt is now in its last few months of operation, especially with the impending change of management in Zimbabwe (November 2017). A 1966 built GE diesel hauled the Garratt (and us) out to the desired location, where the Garratt performed well for us. I'm certain the Garratt could have got itself to the spot without the diesel .... but I guess it all keeps workers in employment ! You can see from the last scene, the awful conditions we were filming in, with flies actually landing on the le...

    published: 17 Nov 2017
  • Zimbabwe trains 4 Vic Falls 2

    Tuesday 3 March 2015, the mixed train from Bulawayo has arrived and is shunted while a red SNCC (Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo) locomotive waits for clearance, and a pilot, to cross the Zambezi gorge into Zambia with a freight train. We look over the Beyer-Garratt locomotive and vintage carriages stored nearby before being invited into the cab of the Congolese loco by the South African driver.

    published: 26 Mar 2015
  • Zimbabwe - Garratt over the Victoria Falls Bridge (1), July 2017

    On 16th July 2017, Class 15A Garratt number 414 headed a chartered freight over the world famous Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia (formerly Southern and Northern Rhodesia). The Victoria Falls themselves are one of the wonders of the world and are quite breath taking to view. The walk across the bridge is an experience never to forget too. I was lucky to have a beautiful rainbow, courtesy of the falls, and a cheeky monkey briefly considered making a grab for my video equipment before the Garratt made its appearance !

    published: 06 Nov 2017
  • Zimbabwe - The Last Regular Working Garratt (Part 1). July 2017

    The Hwange Colliery in Zimbabwe offers one of the very last regular steam operations in the world in 2017. Up until recently the coal mine had two Garratts operating but, on my recent visit in July this year, they appear to be down to the last steamable example. The colliery has numerous other Garratts (and other types) scattered around the depot, but none are in a working condition. Number 611 is a Class 16, 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 .... a truly magnificent machine .... way overpowered for the shunting and short trip working asked of it. On a quiet Sunday, 16th July 2017, when there was no security and little work being done, the Garratt is seen shunting around the coal loading area. This, together with the hauling of loaded wagons the short distance to Thomson Junction, is the entirety of 611's wor...

    published: 21 Jul 2017
  • Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on heavy freight charter (Pt.2), July 201

    This is Part Two of what was possibly our best charter of our recent visit to Zimbabwe was that of 14th July, when the Class 15A Garratt number 414 had a run out with every bit of spare rolling stock we could beg for!! There were a few times when the powerful Garratt actually seemed to be having to work hard, although I doubt that the loco was really stretched very much, as most of the wagons were empty. Anyway, with the help of some typical African scenery, we captured some really nice sequences.

    published: 26 Nov 2017
  • Zimbabwe - Garratt hauling coal Hwange to Thomson Jt, July 2017

    The Hwange Colliery in Zimbabwe offers one of the very last regular steam operations in the world in 2017. Up until recently the coal mine had two Garratts operating but, on my recent visit in July this year, they appear to be down to the last steamable example. The colliery has numerous other Garratts (and other types) scattered around the depot, but none are in a working condition. Number 611 is a Class 16, 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 .... a truly magnificent machine .... way overpowered for the shunting and short trip working asked of it. On Monday, 17th July 2017, the Garratt takes a loaded train of coal the short distance from the colliery to Thomson Junction, on the mainline. She returns soon after with a few empty wagons. Quite how long it will be before the diesels at TJ are allowed up to the c...

    published: 22 Jul 2017
  • Zimbabwe - 15A off Thomson Junction (Part 1), July 2017

    During a visit to Zimbabwe in July 2017, our chartered 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 15A Garratt makes a struggled departure from Thomson Junction with a very heavy demonstration mixed freight. Before the Garratt can leave the yard, we have to wait for the early morning timetabled arrival from Bulawayo, with a mix of freight and passengers aboard.

    published: 28 Jul 2017
  • Zimbabwe - 14A Garratt flies on fast freight (Part 2), July 2017

    The beautiful NZR 14A Garratt number 525 put on a great show for us on a chartered freight train in July 2017. Here we see Part 2 of the excellent show that the loco crew put on for us. The charter ran from Bulawayo to Cement, where the 14A was connected to a rather rusty water tank to be filled for the return run (which we didn't follow). Please try to find Part 1 for the fabulous sunrise sequences. The day finished with a rare use of the turntable - although the 360 degree turn does seem a little pointless !

    published: 11 Nov 2017
  • Zimbabwe - Garratts on coal trains, Hwange 2005

    It's many years since Garratts worked coal trains in the UK (although I regret to say that I can remember them) but in 2005, if you were lucky, the experience could still be had in Zimbabwe. Here we see Garratt 4-6-4+4-6-4's numbers 12 and 22 working the service between Hwange Colliery and Thomson Junction in August of that year. Filmed by Tony Hollins.

    published: 25 May 2015
  • Zimbabwe - Cab Ride in a 1966 Built GE Diesel, July 2017

    This interesting trip in the cab of a 1966 built Co-Co General Electric Class DE6 loco starts at Thomson Junction. The diesel was hauling passenger coaches plus a Class 15A Garratt with its freight train from there to an assortment of photo spots for steam run pasts. Part way through this sequence, we can see the Garratt from the diesel loco cab. The cab ride ends with the train stopping at the first steam run past location.

    published: 07 Nov 2017
  • Zimbabwe - Garratts on freight & passenger stock 2005

    Garratt 4-6-4-4-6-4 number 12 hauls a coal train out of Hwange colliery and then Garratt 2-6-2-2-6-2 number 512 shunts passenger stock in preparation for our group's charter train the following day. We have a brief glimpse of our organiser, Bernd Seiler of FarRail Tours attempting to get things moving. August 2005.

    published: 09 Jul 2014
  • Africa steam 2015 - Part 2 - Zimbabwe

    Two magnificent Garratts take us from Bulawayo to Cement, Mbalabala to Bulawayo and Bulawayo to Victoria Falls via Thomson Junction and Hwange. This video, captured in May 2015, shows NRZ Garrratts 14A class No. 519 and 15A class No. 414 hauling freight and passenger trains. A tour by www.TANAGO.de and Geoff's Trains and Tours.

    published: 04 Jun 2015
  • Zimbabwe train from Bulawayo arrives in Victoria Falls March 2013

    This is the Bulawayo-Vic Falls overnight train arriving at its destination of Victoria Falls, Zimbabawe.

    published: 12 May 2013
  • 旅する鈴木439:A Railway Journey Night @Zimbabwe

    Railway journey can easily turn on our traveling mood. Especially when we took a 12 hours night train ride from Victoria Falls to a town called Bulawayo, my wife got so hyped up. The train body was classic and old, but with private compartments. We were very happy to be able to lay down and sleep. Looking out the window with moonlight over the savanna, It was one of our happiest transportations. translated by Mizue Kawamura 電車に乗ると旅気分は8割増。夜行列車ともなるともはやヨメテンション上がりっぱなし。ビクトリアフォールズからブラワヨという街まで、12時間の列車旅。車体は相当古いけれど立派な個室で、移動しながら横になって眠れることが何よりも嬉しい。窓の外は月明かりが照らすサバンナで、ちょっと何コレ超雰囲気あるじゃん的な、旅史上まれに見るウキウキ移動。

    published: 15 Dec 2013
  • Welcome to Savannah Freight Services Ltd

    Shipping cars and cargo from UK to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa and world wide. Airfreight from UK to Zimbabwe, Airfreight from UK to Zambia. Shipping FM cosmetics from UK to Zimbabwe; Shipping cosmetics from UK.

    published: 20 Sep 2014
  • Zimbabwe - Cab Ride in a Class 15A Garratt, July 2017

    On my recent visit to Zimbabwe, I jumped at the opportunity to take a short trip in the cab of a Class 15A 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratt locomotive. These 15A's, known as the "Flying Fifteens", were fast (82mph) and capable of handling both freight and passenger work. Sadly, number 414, featured here, is far from being in its best condition .... although it was the best one of the few Garratts that we had in steam during our visit in July 2017. This particular example was one of only ten that were built in France for Rhodesian Railways in 1952, despite its classic British design ! How long these giants of the railway will be steamable is uncertain. I would encourage any enthusiasts and groups to make a visit to the country and pay money to see them working. The longer that the Garratts bring forei...

    published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Zimbabwe - The Last Regular Working Garratt (Part 2). July 2017

    The Hwange Colliery in Zimbabwe offers one of the very last regular steam operations in the world in 2017. Up until recently the coal mine had two Garratts operating but, on my recent visit in July this year, they appear to be down to the last steamable example. The colliery has numerous other Garratts (and other types) scattered around the depot, but none are in a working condition. Number 611 is a Class 16, 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 .... a truly magnificent machine .... way overpowered for the shunting and short trip working asked of it. On a normal Monday, 17th July 2017, with some security and normal working being done, the Garratt is seen shunting around the coal loading area. This, together with the hauling of loaded wagons the short distance to Thomson Junction, is the entirety of 611's work. Q...

    published: 22 Jul 2017
  • Zimbabwe - Garratt Demo runs over Vic Falls Bridge, July 2017

    During my visit to the Victoria Falls Bridge in July 2017, Zimbabwe Railways put on several demonstration runs over the bridge with Class 15A Garratt number 414 and a freight consist. The first sequence is taken from the Zimbabwean side of the bridge and the others from the Zambian side. The Zambezi River can be seen in the valley bottom and the falls behind the bridge in the distance.

    published: 08 Nov 2017
  • Carry It On PPM - Concert for Zimbabwe - 3 - Freight Train

    From a May 2015 fundraiser concert to assist Pastor and Mrs. Mumbiro in acquiring a generator for their post-retirement ministry in the their homeland of Zimbabwe.

    published: 30 May 2015
  • MMM Presentation in New Ambassador Hotel Hararel | MMM Zimbabwe (8/13/2016)

    Organized by Freight Mukanangana

    published: 31 Aug 2016
  • Zambia-Zimbabwe goods train nearing Victoria Falls bridge.

    Goods/freight train in Zimbabwe, rounding the corner for the Victoria Falls Bridge on its way to Zambia. I barely caught it passing through.

    published: 11 Jul 2015
  • Zimbabwe - Garratt Freight to Cement 2005, Part One

    Garratt 2-8-2+2-8-2 number 612 heads a lengthy chartered freight from Bulawayo to Cement in August 2005. The Garratt has to work relatively hard but nevertheless maintains a respectable speed over much of the journey. The locals show little regard for lineside safety and it seems that in one village, the local school is turned out to watch both the Garratt and the strange foreigners chasing it ! Filmed by Tony Hollins.

    published: 30 May 2015
  • Zimbabwe - Garratt 15A charter freight off Thomson (Pt.2), July 2017

    "Flying Fifteen" Garratt 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Class 15A number 414 heads a chartered freight out on the mainline from Thomson Junction. We see the Garratt passing through the one tunnel on the system and going over an elegant steel girder bridge. These 15A's were the fastest of the African Garratts, designed primarily for passenger work. Part 1 can be viewed at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HYVLXwgPoU

    published: 08 Aug 2017
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Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on heavy freight charter (Pt.1), July 2017

Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on heavy freight charter (Pt.1), July 2017

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  • Duration: 10:48
  • Updated: 25 Nov 2017
  • views: 115
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Possibly our best charter of our recent visit to Zimbabwe was that of 14th July, when the Class 15A Garratt number 414 had a run out with every bit of spare rolling stock we could beg for!! There were a few times when the powerful Garratt actually seemed to be having to work hard, although I doubt that the loco was really stretched very much, as most of the wagons were empty. Anyway, with the help of some typical African scenery, we captured some really nice sequences. Here's Part One .... Part Two will follow very soon. Enjoy !
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_15A_Garratt_On_Heavy_Freight_Charter_(Pt.1),_July_2017
Zimbabwe - 14A Garratt flies on fast freight (Part 1), July 2017

Zimbabwe - 14A Garratt flies on fast freight (Part 1), July 2017

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  • Duration: 7:18
  • Updated: 10 Nov 2017
  • views: 737
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The beautiful NZR 14A Garratt number 525 put on a great show for us on a chartered freight train in July 2017. We were up early to see the Garratt off shed before sunrise, so that we could film its departure from Bulawayo station just after sunrise, with the sun reflecting on the loco's polished paintwork. The loco crew then put on a superb show for us with some fast runpasts at various points along its route. More of this charter follows in Part 2.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_14A_Garratt_Flies_On_Fast_Freight_(Part_1),_July_2017
Zimbabwe - Garratt Freight to Cement 2005, Part One

Zimbabwe - Garratt Freight to Cement 2005, Part One

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  • Duration: 9:16
  • Updated: 30 May 2015
  • views: 1388
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Garratt 2-8-2+2-8-2 number 612 heads a lengthy chartered freight from Bulawayo to Cement in August 2005. The Garratt has to work relatively hard but nevertheless maintains a respectable speed over much of the journey. The locals show little regard for lineside safety and it seems that in one village, the local school is turned out to watch both the Garratt and the strange foreigners chasing it ! Filmed by Tony Hollins.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratt_Freight_To_Cement_2005,_Part_One
Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on Chartered Freight (1), July 2017

Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on Chartered Freight (1), July 2017

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  • Duration: 5:29
  • Updated: 03 Sep 2017
  • views: 882
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4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt 15A-414 works a chartered freight through typical Zimbabwean scenery for the FarRail Tour of July 2017. The Garratt makes a beautiful sight as it winds its way through the African landscape, along routes which rarely see steam these days.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_15A_Garratt_On_Chartered_Freight_(1),_July_2017
Zimbabwe - Garratt 15A charter freight off Thomson (Pt.2), July 2017

Zimbabwe - Garratt 15A charter freight off Thomson (Pt.2), July 2017

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  • Duration: 7:21
  • Updated: 08 Aug 2017
  • views: 1501
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"Flying Fifteen" Garratt 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Class 15A number 414 heads a chartered freight out on the mainline from Thomson Junction. We see the Garratt passing through the one tunnel on the system and going over an elegant steel girder bridge. These 15A's were the fastest of the African Garratts, designed primarily for passenger work. Part 1 can be viewed at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HYVLXwgPoU
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratt_15A_Charter_Freight_Off_Thomson_(Pt.2),_July_2017
Zimbabwe - Charter Freight Bulawayo to Sawmills 2005

Zimbabwe - Charter Freight Bulawayo to Sawmills 2005

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  • Duration: 10:55
  • Updated: 27 May 2015
  • views: 321
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Garratt 4-6-4+4-6-4 number 416 heads a chartered mixed freight from Bulawayo to Sawmills in August 2005. Water is taken at Nymandelova. Locals show a remarkably casual attitude to an approaching train on the climb to the bridge here. I apologise for the incorrect start title which says the charter is to Cement - it's actually to Sawmills ! Filmed by Tony Hollins.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Charter_Freight_Bulawayo_To_Sawmills_2005
Zimbabwe - 16A Garratt on Chartered Freight, July 2017

Zimbabwe - 16A Garratt on Chartered Freight, July 2017

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  • Duration: 6:21
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • views: 96
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We borrowed the last genuine working Garratt for a day, from the coal mine at Hwange, so that we could get some line shots of this, the last working Class 16A Garratt in the world. This is an example of the largest of the African Garratts, with its 2-8-2+2-8-2 wheel arrangement. In all probability, this Garratt is now in its last few months of operation, especially with the impending change of management in Zimbabwe (November 2017). A 1966 built GE diesel hauled the Garratt (and us) out to the desired location, where the Garratt performed well for us. I'm certain the Garratt could have got itself to the spot without the diesel .... but I guess it all keeps workers in employment ! You can see from the last scene, the awful conditions we were filming in, with flies actually landing on the lens (and on me).
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_16A_Garratt_On_Chartered_Freight,_July_2017
Zimbabwe trains 4 Vic Falls 2

Zimbabwe trains 4 Vic Falls 2

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  • Duration: 7:38
  • Updated: 26 Mar 2015
  • views: 8862
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Tuesday 3 March 2015, the mixed train from Bulawayo has arrived and is shunted while a red SNCC (Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo) locomotive waits for clearance, and a pilot, to cross the Zambezi gorge into Zambia with a freight train. We look over the Beyer-Garratt locomotive and vintage carriages stored nearby before being invited into the cab of the Congolese loco by the South African driver.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Trains_4_Vic_Falls_2
Zimbabwe - Garratt over the Victoria Falls Bridge (1), July 2017

Zimbabwe - Garratt over the Victoria Falls Bridge (1), July 2017

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  • Duration: 3:37
  • Updated: 06 Nov 2017
  • views: 163
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On 16th July 2017, Class 15A Garratt number 414 headed a chartered freight over the world famous Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia (formerly Southern and Northern Rhodesia). The Victoria Falls themselves are one of the wonders of the world and are quite breath taking to view. The walk across the bridge is an experience never to forget too. I was lucky to have a beautiful rainbow, courtesy of the falls, and a cheeky monkey briefly considered making a grab for my video equipment before the Garratt made its appearance !
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratt_Over_The_Victoria_Falls_Bridge_(1),_July_2017
Zimbabwe - The Last Regular Working Garratt (Part 1). July 2017

Zimbabwe - The Last Regular Working Garratt (Part 1). July 2017

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  • Duration: 8:20
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2017
  • views: 1964
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The Hwange Colliery in Zimbabwe offers one of the very last regular steam operations in the world in 2017. Up until recently the coal mine had two Garratts operating but, on my recent visit in July this year, they appear to be down to the last steamable example. The colliery has numerous other Garratts (and other types) scattered around the depot, but none are in a working condition. Number 611 is a Class 16, 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 .... a truly magnificent machine .... way overpowered for the shunting and short trip working asked of it. On a quiet Sunday, 16th July 2017, when there was no security and little work being done, the Garratt is seen shunting around the coal loading area. This, together with the hauling of loaded wagons the short distance to Thomson Junction, is the entirety of 611's work. Quite how long it will be before the diesels at TJ are allowed up to the colliery is not known at this stage. If you want to see a Garratt hauling freight, I suggest you take an African safari as soon as possible !
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_The_Last_Regular_Working_Garratt_(Part_1)._July_2017
Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on heavy freight charter (Pt.2), July 201

Zimbabwe - 15A Garratt on heavy freight charter (Pt.2), July 201

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  • Duration: 11:05
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2017
  • views: 2
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This is Part Two of what was possibly our best charter of our recent visit to Zimbabwe was that of 14th July, when the Class 15A Garratt number 414 had a run out with every bit of spare rolling stock we could beg for!! There were a few times when the powerful Garratt actually seemed to be having to work hard, although I doubt that the loco was really stretched very much, as most of the wagons were empty. Anyway, with the help of some typical African scenery, we captured some really nice sequences.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_15A_Garratt_On_Heavy_Freight_Charter_(Pt.2),_July_201
Zimbabwe - Garratt hauling coal Hwange to Thomson Jt, July 2017

Zimbabwe - Garratt hauling coal Hwange to Thomson Jt, July 2017

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  • Duration: 15:57
  • Updated: 22 Jul 2017
  • views: 1700
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The Hwange Colliery in Zimbabwe offers one of the very last regular steam operations in the world in 2017. Up until recently the coal mine had two Garratts operating but, on my recent visit in July this year, they appear to be down to the last steamable example. The colliery has numerous other Garratts (and other types) scattered around the depot, but none are in a working condition. Number 611 is a Class 16, 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 .... a truly magnificent machine .... way overpowered for the shunting and short trip working asked of it. On Monday, 17th July 2017, the Garratt takes a loaded train of coal the short distance from the colliery to Thomson Junction, on the mainline. She returns soon after with a few empty wagons. Quite how long it will be before the diesels at TJ are allowed up to the colliery is not known at this stage. If you want to see a Garratt hauling freight, I suggest you take an African safari as soon as possible !
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratt_Hauling_Coal_Hwange_To_Thomson_Jt,_July_2017
Zimbabwe - 15A off Thomson Junction (Part 1), July 2017

Zimbabwe - 15A off Thomson Junction (Part 1), July 2017

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  • Duration: 7:14
  • Updated: 28 Jul 2017
  • views: 1382
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During a visit to Zimbabwe in July 2017, our chartered 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 15A Garratt makes a struggled departure from Thomson Junction with a very heavy demonstration mixed freight. Before the Garratt can leave the yard, we have to wait for the early morning timetabled arrival from Bulawayo, with a mix of freight and passengers aboard.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_15A_Off_Thomson_Junction_(Part_1),_July_2017
Zimbabwe - 14A Garratt flies on fast freight (Part 2), July 2017

Zimbabwe - 14A Garratt flies on fast freight (Part 2), July 2017

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  • Duration: 14:54
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • views: 2519
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The beautiful NZR 14A Garratt number 525 put on a great show for us on a chartered freight train in July 2017. Here we see Part 2 of the excellent show that the loco crew put on for us. The charter ran from Bulawayo to Cement, where the 14A was connected to a rather rusty water tank to be filled for the return run (which we didn't follow). Please try to find Part 1 for the fabulous sunrise sequences. The day finished with a rare use of the turntable - although the 360 degree turn does seem a little pointless !
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_14A_Garratt_Flies_On_Fast_Freight_(Part_2),_July_2017
Zimbabwe - Garratts on coal trains, Hwange 2005

Zimbabwe - Garratts on coal trains, Hwange 2005

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  • Duration: 12:00
  • Updated: 25 May 2015
  • views: 434
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It's many years since Garratts worked coal trains in the UK (although I regret to say that I can remember them) but in 2005, if you were lucky, the experience could still be had in Zimbabwe. Here we see Garratt 4-6-4+4-6-4's numbers 12 and 22 working the service between Hwange Colliery and Thomson Junction in August of that year. Filmed by Tony Hollins.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratts_On_Coal_Trains,_Hwange_2005
Zimbabwe - Cab Ride in a 1966 Built GE Diesel, July 2017

Zimbabwe - Cab Ride in a 1966 Built GE Diesel, July 2017

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  • Duration: 5:31
  • Updated: 07 Nov 2017
  • views: 226
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This interesting trip in the cab of a 1966 built Co-Co General Electric Class DE6 loco starts at Thomson Junction. The diesel was hauling passenger coaches plus a Class 15A Garratt with its freight train from there to an assortment of photo spots for steam run pasts. Part way through this sequence, we can see the Garratt from the diesel loco cab. The cab ride ends with the train stopping at the first steam run past location.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Cab_Ride_In_A_1966_Built_Ge_Diesel,_July_2017
Zimbabwe - Garratts on freight & passenger stock 2005

Zimbabwe - Garratts on freight & passenger stock 2005

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  • Duration: 6:22
  • Updated: 09 Jul 2014
  • views: 625
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Garratt 4-6-4-4-6-4 number 12 hauls a coal train out of Hwange colliery and then Garratt 2-6-2-2-6-2 number 512 shunts passenger stock in preparation for our group's charter train the following day. We have a brief glimpse of our organiser, Bernd Seiler of FarRail Tours attempting to get things moving. August 2005.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratts_On_Freight_Passenger_Stock_2005
Africa steam 2015 - Part 2 - Zimbabwe

Africa steam 2015 - Part 2 - Zimbabwe

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  • Updated: 04 Jun 2015
  • views: 557962
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Two magnificent Garratts take us from Bulawayo to Cement, Mbalabala to Bulawayo and Bulawayo to Victoria Falls via Thomson Junction and Hwange. This video, captured in May 2015, shows NRZ Garrratts 14A class No. 519 and 15A class No. 414 hauling freight and passenger trains. A tour by www.TANAGO.de and Geoff's Trains and Tours.
https://wn.com/Africa_Steam_2015_Part_2_Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe train from Bulawayo arrives in Victoria Falls March 2013

Zimbabwe train from Bulawayo arrives in Victoria Falls March 2013

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  • Updated: 12 May 2013
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This is the Bulawayo-Vic Falls overnight train arriving at its destination of Victoria Falls, Zimbabawe.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Train_From_Bulawayo_Arrives_In_Victoria_Falls_March_2013
旅する鈴木439:A Railway Journey Night @Zimbabwe

旅する鈴木439:A Railway Journey Night @Zimbabwe

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  • Updated: 15 Dec 2013
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Railway journey can easily turn on our traveling mood. Especially when we took a 12 hours night train ride from Victoria Falls to a town called Bulawayo, my wife got so hyped up. The train body was classic and old, but with private compartments. We were very happy to be able to lay down and sleep. Looking out the window with moonlight over the savanna, It was one of our happiest transportations. translated by Mizue Kawamura 電車に乗ると旅気分は8割増。夜行列車ともなるともはやヨメテンション上がりっぱなし。ビクトリアフォールズからブラワヨという街まで、12時間の列車旅。車体は相当古いけれど立派な個室で、移動しながら横になって眠れることが何よりも嬉しい。窓の外は月明かりが照らすサバンナで、ちょっと何コレ超雰囲気あるじゃん的な、旅史上まれに見るウキウキ移動。
https://wn.com/旅する鈴木439_A_Railway_Journey_Night_Zimbabwe
Welcome to Savannah Freight Services Ltd

Welcome to Savannah Freight Services Ltd

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  • Updated: 20 Sep 2014
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Shipping cars and cargo from UK to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa and world wide. Airfreight from UK to Zimbabwe, Airfreight from UK to Zambia. Shipping FM cosmetics from UK to Zimbabwe; Shipping cosmetics from UK.
https://wn.com/Welcome_To_Savannah_Freight_Services_Ltd
Zimbabwe - Cab Ride in a Class 15A Garratt, July 2017

Zimbabwe - Cab Ride in a Class 15A Garratt, July 2017

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  • Updated: 01 Aug 2017
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On my recent visit to Zimbabwe, I jumped at the opportunity to take a short trip in the cab of a Class 15A 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Garratt locomotive. These 15A's, known as the "Flying Fifteens", were fast (82mph) and capable of handling both freight and passenger work. Sadly, number 414, featured here, is far from being in its best condition .... although it was the best one of the few Garratts that we had in steam during our visit in July 2017. This particular example was one of only ten that were built in France for Rhodesian Railways in 1952, despite its classic British design ! How long these giants of the railway will be steamable is uncertain. I would encourage any enthusiasts and groups to make a visit to the country and pay money to see them working. The longer that the Garratts bring foreign exchange into Zimbabwe, the longer they'll be kept in working order. Incidentally, there are a few editing liberties taken here - I beg forgiveness !!
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Cab_Ride_In_A_Class_15A_Garratt,_July_2017
Zimbabwe - The Last Regular Working Garratt (Part 2). July 2017

Zimbabwe - The Last Regular Working Garratt (Part 2). July 2017

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  • Updated: 22 Jul 2017
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The Hwange Colliery in Zimbabwe offers one of the very last regular steam operations in the world in 2017. Up until recently the coal mine had two Garratts operating but, on my recent visit in July this year, they appear to be down to the last steamable example. The colliery has numerous other Garratts (and other types) scattered around the depot, but none are in a working condition. Number 611 is a Class 16, 2-8-2 + 2-8-2 .... a truly magnificent machine .... way overpowered for the shunting and short trip working asked of it. On a normal Monday, 17th July 2017, with some security and normal working being done, the Garratt is seen shunting around the coal loading area. This, together with the hauling of loaded wagons the short distance to Thomson Junction, is the entirety of 611's work. Quite how long it will be before the diesels at TJ are allowed up to the colliery is not known at this stage. If you want to see a Garratt hauling freight, I suggest you take an African safari as soon as possible !
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_The_Last_Regular_Working_Garratt_(Part_2)._July_2017
Zimbabwe - Garratt Demo runs over Vic Falls Bridge, July 2017

Zimbabwe - Garratt Demo runs over Vic Falls Bridge, July 2017

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  • Updated: 08 Nov 2017
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During my visit to the Victoria Falls Bridge in July 2017, Zimbabwe Railways put on several demonstration runs over the bridge with Class 15A Garratt number 414 and a freight consist. The first sequence is taken from the Zimbabwean side of the bridge and the others from the Zambian side. The Zambezi River can be seen in the valley bottom and the falls behind the bridge in the distance.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratt_Demo_Runs_Over_Vic_Falls_Bridge,_July_2017
Carry It On PPM - Concert for Zimbabwe - 3 - Freight Train

Carry It On PPM - Concert for Zimbabwe - 3 - Freight Train

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  • Updated: 30 May 2015
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From a May 2015 fundraiser concert to assist Pastor and Mrs. Mumbiro in acquiring a generator for their post-retirement ministry in the their homeland of Zimbabwe.
https://wn.com/Carry_It_On_Ppm_Concert_For_Zimbabwe_3_Freight_Train
MMM Presentation in  New Ambassador Hotel  Hararel | MMM Zimbabwe (8/13/2016)

MMM Presentation in New Ambassador Hotel Hararel | MMM Zimbabwe (8/13/2016)

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  • Updated: 31 Aug 2016
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Organized by Freight Mukanangana
https://wn.com/Mmm_Presentation_In_New_Ambassador_Hotel_Hararel_|_Mmm_Zimbabwe_(8_13_2016)
Zambia-Zimbabwe goods train nearing Victoria Falls bridge.

Zambia-Zimbabwe goods train nearing Victoria Falls bridge.

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Goods/freight train in Zimbabwe, rounding the corner for the Victoria Falls Bridge on its way to Zambia. I barely caught it passing through.
https://wn.com/Zambia_Zimbabwe_Goods_Train_Nearing_Victoria_Falls_Bridge.
Zimbabwe - Garratt Freight to Cement 2005, Part One

Zimbabwe - Garratt Freight to Cement 2005, Part One

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  • Updated: 30 May 2015
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Garratt 2-8-2+2-8-2 number 612 heads a lengthy chartered freight from Bulawayo to Cement in August 2005. The Garratt has to work relatively hard but nevertheless maintains a respectable speed over much of the journey. The locals show little regard for lineside safety and it seems that in one village, the local school is turned out to watch both the Garratt and the strange foreigners chasing it ! Filmed by Tony Hollins.
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratt_Freight_To_Cement_2005,_Part_One
Zimbabwe - Garratt 15A charter freight off Thomson (Pt.2), July 2017

Zimbabwe - Garratt 15A charter freight off Thomson (Pt.2), July 2017

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  • Updated: 08 Aug 2017
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"Flying Fifteen" Garratt 4-6-4 + 4-6-4 Class 15A number 414 heads a chartered freight out on the mainline from Thomson Junction. We see the Garratt passing through the one tunnel on the system and going over an elegant steel girder bridge. These 15A's were the fastest of the African Garratts, designed primarily for passenger work. Part 1 can be viewed at - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HYVLXwgPoU
https://wn.com/Zimbabwe_Garratt_15A_Charter_Freight_Off_Thomson_(Pt.2),_July_2017