Four class 43s with only the first two running, wait in loop 1 with a load from the Namaqua Sands plant for a crossing with an empty ore train.
An empty ore train heads north just outside Velddrif with 15075 at the front.
Two class 43s lead a ballast train up the grade outside Velddrif towards loop 1.
A loaded ore train heads south towards Lamberts Bay with 15052 at the back.
Late in the afternoon in Elands Bay as an empty ore train with 15007 at the back heads past.
15043 leads this empty ore train through loop 3 at Doringbaai on the west coast.
An empty ore train heads north to the mines through this barren landscape with 15009 at the back.
It's flower season on the west coast with a lot of pink and orange patches in this scene just south of Elands Bay as an empty ore train rolls past.
An empty ore train heads north through a green country side from the recent winter rains.
A loaded ore train waits in loop 1 for an approaching loaded train with class 9E E9018 at the back.
A loaded ore train passes through loop 2 which is a few km north of Elands Bay in the distance by the mountain.
A loaded ore train has arrived here on the coast at Strandfontein with still some distance to travel to Saldanha.
15043 leads this empty ore train back to the mines here north of Vanrhynsdorp in an area that feels like the middle of nowhere.
An empty ore train heads north passing underneath the Velddrif - Elands Bay road.
Retired E9008 sits quietly on the side while the class 15Es on the left are being prepared for the next trip up north.