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CERES RAIL COMPANY: 2016-12-03 08h30 CRC’s JESSICA (19D #3321) north of Kraaifontein on her way to Ceres.
Currently Ceres Rail Company runs return trip steam trains on sheduled Saturdays between the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town and Ceres. Departure is at 07:30am from outside the Royal Cape Yacht Club and arrival back from Ceres is at 18:30. The train makes her way to Ceres, travelling through Wellington, Nuwekloof Pass, Wolseley, Michell’s Pass and then reach Ceres Golf Estate at about 12:00. At Ceres Golf Estate, passengers disembark and then can, if they had booked for lunch with CRC, have a buffet style lunch at Ceres Golf Club. Passengers board the train again for departure back to Cape Town at around 13:45 to leave at 14:00. The departure and arrival address is: Duncan Road, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town
Ceres Rail Company: http://www.ceresrail.co.za/
JESSICA – Class 19D – 3321, Jessica – manufactured in the UK in 1948 with 235 of its kind being placed in service in South Africa between 1937 and 1949. It has a 4-8-2 Mountain-type wheel arrangement and a Watson Standard boiler. Jessica has been converted into an oil-burner to be used during the dry season.
South African Class 19D 4-8-2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Class_19D_4-8-2
BAILEY – Class 19B – 1412, Bailey was manufactured in 1930 in Germany and was virtually identical to the Class 19 locomotives with the exception of the wheelbase of the front bogie. It also has a 4-8-2 Mountain-type wheel arrangement and a Watson Standard boiler. She remains a coal-burner and therefor is only available during the wet season.
South African Class 19B 4-8-2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Class_19B_4-8-2
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