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NG10 number 61 steams for the first time in 59 years!

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The Class NG10, currently under restoration at Sandstone’s Bloemfontein workshop, underwent its first steam test under the watchful eye of Lukas Nel and moved under its  own power for the first time in 59 years having been withdrawn from service for preservation in Port Elizabeth in 1960.

The restoration will certainly go down in the annals of steam preservation in South Africa as one of the most difficult ever accomplished and on a par with some of the restorations from the famous Barry scrapyard in the UK.

The locomotive will be launched into service at the Stars of Sandstone 2019 event on April 5th.

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