In association with the ARE of Victoria, I have been lucky enough to be included in the African Steam Safari series. So far there are two books with a third in process. Each book is 128 pages in full colour and covers a number of steam operations on the dark continent.

These include the ex Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique, East African Rail network, Eritrea and of course might South Africa and Zimbabwe – Garratt heaven.

You can find more information and purchase at

At least take a look at some of the photos on the web page. They are stunning.


John Gaydon