The Train Control Officer at Paarl cabin looks on as 36 020 rolls into the station on the rewiring train.
Blue-painted 20Es Nos. 20031 and 20032 are normal performers on South Africa's prestigious Blue Train, but red 20056 and 20034 are deputising for them on this trip. The train is seen leaving Cape ... (more)
The wire train is out today with 36 020 in charge and holds the outbound line at Paarl under an occupation order. The TCO at Paarl cabin and waiting suburban passengers watch as the Blue Train pas... (more)
Normally the Blue Train is hauled by blue liveried 20Es, but these are obviously in for maintenance. 20056 and 20034 stand in for the regular pair.
Horseshoe Curve In my first trip across the USA, I saw the especial train of Norfolk Southern. Export GE locomotives for Transnet (South Africa) passing throught the Horseshoe Curve.
My wi... (more)
A typical scene inside the workshops at the Umbilo Electric Locomotive Depot. A brand new Class 18E Series 2 locomotive, 18-645, in the red Transnet Freight Rail livery, as well as a few Class 8E... (more)
In my first trip across the USA, i saw in the Horseshoe Curve the especial train of Norfolk Southern. Export GE locomotives for Transnet (South Africa) passing throught the Horseshoe Curve.
The driver gives a friendly hoot as he approaches with 35003 and a short freight between Niekerkshek and Bontebokskloof.
35003 and 35009 lead a freight past a farmer's dam in Buffeljagsrivier heading to Worcester.
Designated Blue Train Class 20E locomotives, 20 032 & 20 031, are busy running around their train just North of Platform 14 at Durban Station. They had just arrived in Durban after an overnight j... (more)
A beautiful winter afternoon on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast as Class 37 diesels, 37-043 / 37-079 / 37-012, cross the Umgababa Bridge with a load of Timber Wagon empties. They had just dropped a... (more)
An empty grain train with 4 class 35s leading sweeps around a big curve as it crosses the Jakkalsrivier (Jackal river) en route to Caledon.
A Rovos train heading to Cape Town behind 18712 and 18680 runs here between Soetendal and Malan with the Wellington mountains providing the backdrop.
Two 18Es in TFR red lead a Rovos train through Artois next to a farm full of grazing sheep on a sunny afternoon.
15036 is at the back of another empty ore train running back to the mines at Sishen. An interesting find here in the middle of nowhere is a small banana plantation on the left.