Reefsteamers will be holding their annual Open Day on Saturday 5th August, you can find full details on the attached poster including a steam train ride and return from Rhodesfield to Germiston. Click here to read the Flyer
Greg Hart has published an on line book, South African Railway Signal Diagrams & Station Layouts: Volume 1.
You can enjoy this by clicking on the link: South African Railway Signal Diagrams : Volume 1
Great news from the Apple Express in Port Elizabeth in that they will be holding the first public steaming and photography experience of NG15 number 119 on Saturday 15th July which has been recently restored at Humewood Road Diesel Depot. Click the below links to Read more :
Apple Express’s newly restored steam locomotive, NG15 no. 119
Apple Express Ng15 no. 119 in steam! Program
The latest On Track newsletter from the Railway Safety Regulator. Click here to read PDF
As you know Fedrail SA is a member of WATTRAIN, the World Alliance of Tourist Trams and Trains. They have just produced a new Newsletter, here is the first edition for your information. Click here to read PDF
The latest DRISA (Digital Rail Images South Africa) has been published. This initiative aims to digitise thousands of images held in the Transnet Library in conjunction with SAICE, The South African Institution Of Civil Engineering.
You can read their latest developments on : http://fedrail.co.za/images/pdf/may2017/DRISA_Newsletter_201703.pdf
The latest “On Track” newsletter from the Railway Safety Regulator.
Click here for some interesting reading.
Below attached notifications for the publication of the following National Railway Safety Management Standards:
Railway safety management Part 1: General
20 December 2016
Railway safety management Part 2-1: Requirements for systemic engineering and operational safety standards - Electrical distribution and overhead traction systems,
20 February 2017
Railway safety management Part 2-2: Requirements for systemic engineering and operational safety standards - Track and associated civil infrastructure and installations
07 October 2016
Please start familiarising yourselves with the requirements of these standards, and further communication regarding the commencement of implementation will be forwarded soon.
The Railway Safety Regulator kindly invites you to attend a Technical Workshop scheduled for the Western Cape Region on the 07th-08th June 2017
Please click on the linkk for the following applicable documents for the Workshop:
- Invitation with details of the Technical Workshop
- The Registration Form
Kindly take note of the safety benefit of these sessions and give them priority.
The final date for registration is the 30th May 2017
Confirmation of attendance will be sent out to all on the 31st May 2017
For further enquiries, do not hesitate to contact Xoliswa Majoka @ (012) 848 3116
GERMISTON STEAM LOCO DEPOT – SAT, 25 FEBRUARY 2017
The Railway Safety Regulator will be hosting its annual railway safety conference and exhibition from the 9th to 11th May 2017 in Durban, South Africa.
Click on the links to view full details :
The latest information on the George – Knysna line from FEDRAIL SA member Friends of the Choo-Tjoe
FEDRAIL SA member Les Smith kindly gave us access to these documents of the SATS Preservation Plan of 1989 and they make for interesting reading. Although the special trains and preserved lines are no more, many of the locomotives detailed are still with us although many are now scheduled for disposal in one way or another.
Click the below links to Read More :
The prestigious Narrow Gauge World magazine in the UK recently published a short article on FEDRAIL SA.
Click here to view
The Railway Safety Regulator kindly invites you to attend a Technical Workshop scheduled for the Western Cape Region on the 22nd - 23rd February 2017
Please find below the following applicable documents for the Workshop:
Invitation with details of the Technical Workshop
The Registration Form
The initial allocation of SANRASM assets has been completed by SANRASM and FEDRAIL SA
FEDRAIL SA member, Andy Selfe, shared this supplement on The Story of South African Railways from Personality Magazine of February 20th 1964.
Enjoy the read and archive photos. - Click here to read PDF
Please note the upcoming RSR Technical Workshop scheduled for the Western Cape Region as follows:
Date: 23rd-24th November 2016
Venue: Cape Town (TBC)
Standards: Please refer to the attached documents
Transnet have put together a project to digitise all the images in the Transnet Library for future safe keeping, the Transnet DRISA project. This is a project that FEDRAIL SA supports totally and asks those members and friends who can become involved to offer their services to assist. You can read all about this exciting development by clicking on the link.
The Railway Safety Regulator has published its latest “On Track” newsletter, click here to view for some interesting reading.
While we are unhappy to highlight railway accidents, this report from the UK of an incident with the Battle of Britain Class locomotive, “Tangmere”, will make interesting and informative reading for our operators of what can happen with restored locomotives.
Click here to read PDF