Eskom’s plans to restore heritage steam engines get derailed

Fate of six irreplaceable steam engines in the balance as owner Eskom looks for partners to help restore them

03 March 2021 - 19:29

The fate of six irreplaceable steam engines is up in the air as owner Eskom scrabbles to find someone with deep pockets to take them off its hands.

The locomotives — three of which are more 100 years old — were spotted surrounded by scrap in a remote section of the utility’s Rosherville complex in Ekurhuleni by a railway historian who was researching a book...

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