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Sishen - Saldanha Ore Line
Photos taken on the 861km line between Sishen in the Northern Cape and Saldanha on the West Coast.
Photo Album By: Fanie Kleynhans
 
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Photo ID: 737315

An empty ore train continues its journey north in the late afternoon here between loop 6 and 7 with 15036 at the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15036
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 25, 2015


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Added: May 25, 2020

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Photo ID: 735686

15032 and 15015 lead a loaded ore train through loop 1 on a hot afternoon with some thunder built up in the distance.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 16, 2014


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Added: May 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 732950

The back end of an empty ore train is rolling past as the train has just departed the Salkor yard for the long trip back to the mines.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 08, 2018


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Added: Apr 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 674156

A loaded ore train approaches loop 4 north of Vredendal with 2 electrics and 2 diesels at the front.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15067
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2016


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Added: Oct 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 674155

15015 leads empties north here just before Elands Bay.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15015
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2018


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Oct 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 666312

15061 leads this empty ore train north with fog pushing in off the ocean to the right out of picture.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15061
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 17, 2016


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Added: Aug 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 662030

After a great day out seeing 8 trains total this empty ore train rounds the day off as it heads north in the late afternoon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric5
Location: Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15016
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 25, 2015


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Added: Jun 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 658056

15069 leads this loaded ore train towards loop 6 in the Northern Cape north of Loeriesfontein.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15069
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 25, 2015


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Added: May 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 657934

An empty ore train heads north over the Berg (Mountain) river at Velddrif in the late afternoon with E9012 at the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 9E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E9012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 30, 2014


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Added: May 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 657603

34517 taking a break between duties at the ore export terminal.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 34-400 TYPE GE U26C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34517
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 18, 2015


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Added: May 11, 2018

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Photo ID: 657242

15067 leads this loaded ore train through a cutting north of Vanrhynsdorp between loop 4 and 5.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15067
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2016


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Added: May 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 656504

A dirty and a not so dirty class 43 lead a rail train away from loop 3 south towards Saldanha.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 43 GE C30-ACi
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 43118
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 17, 2016


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Added: Apr 30, 2018

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Photo ID: 656502

A loaded ore train is slowly moving away from loop 3 at Doringbaai with 15036 at the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15036
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 29, 2017


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Added: Apr 30, 2018

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Photo ID: 655750

Every year late winter/early spring parts of the west coast are transformed into a colourful paradise of wild flowers depending on the rain during the winter. Here an empty ore train passes such a... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15055
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 16, 2016


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Added: Apr 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 653169

An empty ore train heads north at loop 1 late in the afternoon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15068
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2017


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Added: Mar 28, 2018

Views: 846
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