The light is quickly fading away as three class 35s approach Loop 4 of the ore line with a load from the Namaqua Sands plant which they will drop off and continue to the depot at Klawer.
A loaded ore train has just gone through Loop 4 in the distance as it is about to cross the Olifantsrivier bridge outside Vredendal.
Panning 15028 which is at the back of a loaded ore train about to cross over the Olifantsrivier bridge outside Vredendal.
A class 15E electric loco and a class 43 diesel lead a loaded ore train here between Loop 4 and 5 early on another hot day.
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)
Some unexpected simultaneous dual motive power activity on the Richards Bay Coal Line on a very gloomy day. Four Class 19E locomotives (to the right of the photo), with 19 010 in charge, heading ... (more)
Class 18E, 18-643, is passing through Balgowan Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, and heading towards the coal fields of Northern KwaZulu Natal with a load CAR Wagon empties for a refill. A Cl... (more)
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)
A chilly and bright winter's afternoon in Balgowan in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands as Class 18E, 18-642, heads this short container train out of KwaZulu Natal. The train was bound for Kazerne in Jo... (more)
Two 15Es lead a loaded ore train around a big curve into the late afternoon sun towards Loop 4
Not a consist often seen on the ore line - 2 15E electrics with 2 class 43 diesels lead a loaded ore train west towards Loop 4 in the afternoon.
A loaded ore train with 15065 leading is busy crossing here over the Soutrivier (Salt river) as well as the N7 highway through an area called Knersvlakte (meaning gnashing or grinding plains).
A relative short ore train from the normal ones which are close to 4km in length runs west with 3 class 15E locos up front between Loop 4 and 5 north of Vanrhynsdorp.
With only minutes of sunlight left 3 class 35s grind up the grade with a load from the Namaqua Sands plant which they will drop off at Loop 4 of the Sishen - Saldanha ore line.
Class 36 (200) diesel shunter, 36-238, trundles through Ladysmith Station in Northern KwaZulu Natal from the Durban side on her way to Danskraal Locomotive Depot / Yard. Built by General Motors S... (more)