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Natal Main Line - Cato Ridge / Camperdown / Umlaas Road
Photos from around the Cato Ridge / Camperdown / Umlaas Road areas.
Photo Album By: SAR Connecta
 
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Photo ID: 657363

Late on a stormy afternoon now and with reference to my previous photo, Photo ID: 657219. E1524 is now trailing as the units head back to their depot at Umbilo in Durban. They had dropped off th... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1524
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: October 14, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 657219

Heading into an afternoon thunderstorm. A casual wave from the driver of Class 6E1, E1524, in her original South African Railways livery (even if somewhat refreshed) and still sporting a full set... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1524
Train ID: -
Photo Date: October 14, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 655147

Zooming in on the luxurious South African Blue Train, headed by Class 18E Series 2 locomotive 18-773, in the section between Camperdown and Umlaas Road. The train was making a leisurely Sunday af... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-773
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 17, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 654741

On occasion full time freight haulers are called upon to head South Africa's internationally renowned luxury passenger train, the Blue Train. Class 18E Series 1 locomotive, 18-328 (and her running... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-328
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: September 22, 2013


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Added: Apr 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 653424

PRASA Class 18E locomotives, 18-404 / 18-403, are Durban bound with the overnight Johannesburg - Durban passenger train, the Trans Natal (Shosholoza Meyl). The train is pictured here at the top o... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cato Ridge, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-404 / 18-403
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: January 07, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 609624

A Jet Fuel train heads up country from the fuel refineries on a crisp Autumn afternoon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18 237
Train ID: Jet Fuel
Photo Date: April 17, 2015


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Mar 12, 2017

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Photo ID: 581947

Early morning and with trains standing (including one of the Blue Train sets bound for Durban) all over the place due to a major points problem after a power failure, one of Transnet's Luxrailer i... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Luxrailer Trolley
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 9525021
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 20, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jul 06, 2016

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Photo ID: 571302

This Johannesburg bound container train, headed by 18-258, is climbing up towards Cato Ridge through Westermyer. having just passed through Hammarsdale and Georgedale. The train originated in Dur... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-258
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: May 17, 2012


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Added: Mar 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 567340

Class 18E Series 1 locomotives, headed by 18-235, are passing through Cato Ridge and climbing up towards Cato Ridge Station. I saw them later in the day returning to Durban with a few empty tanke... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-235
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: July 21, 2012


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Added: Feb 26, 2016

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Photo ID: 567011

Class 34 (600) Series, 34-649, is one of a 100 built by General Motors South Africa as Type GT26MC between 1974 and 1976 for South African Railways. With just on 40 years service now, she is pictu... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (Diesel)
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-649
Train ID: Shunt
Photo Date: August 10, 2014


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Added: Feb 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 555339

18-066 / 18-055 / 18-523, from the Umbilo Electric Locomotive Depot in Durban, have just arrived at Cato Ridge to pick up empty CAR Wagons to take them up to one of the coal towns in Northern KwaZ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-066
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: April 24, 2012


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Added: Nov 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 555331

18-613 with an empty Python (CAR Wagons) is about to cross the steel bridge out of Lions River Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. The train is bound for one of the Northern Natal coal towns a... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-613
Train ID: Python (Empties)
Photo Date: May 17, 2012


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Added: Nov 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 555126

Class 18E, 18-506, is in charge of this Durban bound (Kings Rest) container train. Pictured here at Willow Farm Crossing in Umlaas Road, the train is being crossed over to run contra flow down to... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-506
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: June 02, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Nov 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 554948

Class 18E Series 2 locomotive, 18-603, is in charge of this empty Python that is seen here passing through Umlaas Road having just left Cato Ridge. The train is headed for the coalfields of North... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-603
Train ID: Python (Empties)
Photo Date: April 20, 2012


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Added: Nov 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 552453

A Type 10M5 commuter train, train No. 1083 (Set M7) operated by PRASA / Metrorail on an all stops journey from Durban to Cato Ridge is about to arrive at its destination. There is a regular commu... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Type 10M5
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: EMU
Train ID: Commuter
Photo Date: February 09, 2011


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Added: Oct 31, 2015

Views: 1,474
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