According to one blog which features stories about old steam locomotives dotted around South Africa, Belvedere’s train started service life at the Transvaal & Delgoa Bay Collieries Ltd near Witbank. Choo Choo Park’s train is not the only one of its kind in Cape Town – there’s another one plinthed in Intaka Island in Century City.
The original Dock Road Power station was finally demolished in 1961/1962 according to Neville but Dinah-Mo was still being operated on a standby basis at the power station and was believed to be the oldest steam loco still in service anywhere in the country.
With such love and passion from the community and surrounds, there’s no doubt that Dyna-Mo will live a long life in the heart of Choo Choo Park giving ‘rides’ to children and capturing imaginations from days gone by. While Dyna-Mo may not be working hard right now we’re sure he’s enjoying giving all the kids a lift to whichever fantastic destinations they conjure up.