35-048 and 35-449 approach Bellville with the daily West Coast mixed goods train, mostly cement wagons from the PPC plant at Piketberg.
Headed into a very thirsty Cape Town on a very hot afternoon with a string of tank wagons filled with wine....
As the Shosholoza Meyl approaches Bellville, it crosses over onto the outbound line in order to get to the correct platform for its penultimate stop at Bellville station.
Trains in South Africa are often very long. And sometimes less long....
Class 6E1 # E1950 and E1951 arriving in the Cape with the Shosholoza Meyl from Pretoria.
Class 6E # E1163 leads a goods train towards the Bellville yards.
A couple of Class 36-000 diesels approach Stikland station with a string of ballast hoppers. Trailing unit 36-001 received it's new blue paint job during 2006.
Apart from hauling the Blue Train up and down all the way between Cape Town and Pretoria, Class 14Es and 14E1s have to do some real work too. They can run off either 3kV DC or 25kV AC, making the... (more)
The Premier Classe from Johannesburg to Cape Town approaching Stikland Station, after which it will start slowing down for its penultimate stop at Bellville station.
The conductor keeps an eye from the rear end cab while passengers at Stikland station are boarding the "Boland Blitz", here returning to Worcester in the late afternoon.
35-053 passes by the signal that serves the turnoff off the main line for goods trains going to the Bellville yards.
Metro 3531, the "Boland Blitz" (Boland Lightning) is a daily Worcester-Cape Town-Worcester commuter, here returning to Worcester in the late afternoon. The Boland and Worcester lie beyond the Hot... (more)
A work train returns to Bellville with a string of wagons carrying rail lengths.
Back to front with a mixed bag of wagons en route to the Bellville yard. It's apparent from the dried grass that summer has arrived and the Cape's rainy season is over.
Class 6E E1173 approaching Bellville with a mixed goods train.