All over the world steam locomotives are being phased out; and in Rhodesia two unique engines have made their final Journey.
SV Train with name-plate Mazoe Valley Special with driver & wife posing for cameras
SV Passenger in Edwardian costumes on platform (2 shots)
GV Three passengers in costume boarding train
SV Other passengers ditto
SV Passenger in Wild West costume
SV Man & woman at train window
SV Stationmaster rings handbell for passengers to board
GV Train leaves & passengers wave (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM Welcome sign t Jumbo to local Africans waiting Africans waiting arrival of train
GV Steamtrain past through Jumbo people waving in F/G
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Background: All over the world steam locomotives are being phased out; and in Rhodesia two unique engines have made their final Journey. The locomotives were built in Glasgow and railwaymen say they were the strongest for their size ever built. They've been services for fifty years and each has travelled the equivalent of eighty times round the world along the equator. On Sunday the two engines pulled a train, carrying four hundred passengers in Edwardian dress, on a final nostalgic trip from Salisbury to Glendale and back via the goldmining settlement of Jumbo. They're being replaced by diesel electric locomotives.