With Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe I pay tribute to a time gone by – a journey that is now no more, an essential bit of history of the fair Southern Cape. This steam train was the last passenger train in Africa to be operated continually as a passenger carrier, with operations ending in June 2009 after extensive storm damage to the track. My relief sculpture portrays the Choo-Tjoe trundling across a bridge over the Knysna Lagoon after traversing a scenic journey of 67 kilometers along the southern coastline with glimpses of the sea on one side and the alluring forests of the Garden Route on the other. Like many celebrated South African artists inspired by this area, as in the instance of Daleen Matthee, having spent a portion of my life here, I was not immune to its allure. My ride on one of the final journeys of Choo-Tjoe and the memory of being seated close to the locomotive, coal in hair, is but one memorable moment.