Volksrust - 19D steam Locomotive

This steam locomotive standing on Voortrekker Park in Volksrust is an example of the trains used by the railways.

The versatile Class 19D locomotives saw extensive service in the ZAR. This particular engine was built and supplied by Borsig in 1938. When the railway line between Volksrust and Durban was electrified, the use of steam locomotives was phased out and this class 19D No 2696 was ultimately donated to the Volksrust town council.