Two trains await their marching orders, one behind SAR liveried Class 6E1 E1532, and the other behind Class 18E 18-224, recently rebuilt from a Class 6E1.
Two class 33s wait for the driver's assistant to throw the switch to push back onto their train.
The head light of a class 35 shines into the night as the driver waits for his assistant to uncouple wagons at the back.
Finally back on track, 35-027, 35-408 and 35-403 await the verdict on their fate: To Bloemfontein for repairs, or (shudder....) the scrapper's torches....
Picking up a few wagons from the siding with the back of the train sitting on the main.
Six days after the 7 June derailment, conditions have finally dried up enough for the wreck crews to get new track laid down. The four locomotives are still lying where they fell.
Six days after the 7 June derailment, conditions have finally dried up enough for the wreck crews to get new track laid down. By day seven trains should be running again and wreck removal can pro... (more)
In April 2004 I had the privilege of a cab ride across Sir Lowry's Pass in 35-408. Not much room left in that cab now after 35-403 ploughed into it during the accident on 7 June 2007. The accident... (more)
On 7 June 2007 a Piketberg bound coal train derailed at Biesiesfontein farm just north of Moorreesburg after floods caused the roadbed to subside. All five crew members were injured, the driver's ... (more)
35063 rolling past down the grade towards Kraaifontein station with a friendly wave from the driver's assistant.
Class 6E number E1170 passes through Brackenfell heading a train towards Cape Town.
Two class 33s and two class 35s lead a heavy freight through the valley outside Robertson towards Worcester.
A pan shot of a cement wagon heading north past Kraaifontein station. These wagons are either like this with the middle part low or with the middle part higher than the ends.
A very clean and good looking 6E-1325 heading a cement train on the down mainline pass Skandsam station.
3 X class 6e locomotives slowly passing Skansdam station with a train of cooks coal on way to Witbank.