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Class 6E1 Locomotives
Photos of the South African Class 6E1 electric locomotives.
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Photo ID: 657363

Late on a stormy afternoon now and with reference to my previous photo, Photo ID: 657219. E1524 is now trailing as the units head back to their depot at Umbilo in Durban. They had dropped off th... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1524
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: October 14, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 657219

Heading into an afternoon thunderstorm. A casual wave from the driver of Class 6E1, E1524, in her original South African Railways livery (even if somewhat refreshed) and still sporting a full set... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1524
Train ID: -
Photo Date: October 14, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 657148

One of the last occasions i was able to photograph the class 6E1s was at Leeuhof locomotive depot.Since then most of the 6E1s have eighter been converted to class 18Es or went into retirement.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Vereeniging, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1688
Train ID: 1688
Photo Date: October 15, 2013


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By: Logan Stone

Added: May 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 657119

The Trans Natal on a hot and very humid summer morning (overnight economy class passenger train from Johannesburg to Durban - and return), headed by Class 6E1, E1510. The train, pictured here clim... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Frere, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1510
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: December 27, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 656914

The Trans Natal early on a winter morning (overnight economy class passenger train from Johannesburg to Durban), headed by Class 6E1, E1659, one of only a handful of her class that made it into th... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1659
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: June 11, 2011


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Added: May 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 654598

A beautiful morning and sunrise. PRASA Class 6E1 locomotives, E1438 & E1321, in the Spoornet “orange” livery at their New Durban Yard awaiting their next duty assignment. PRASA were still using ... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1438 / E1321
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 06, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 12, 2018

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Photo ID: 654519

Class 6E1 locomotives E1513 / E1540 / E1783 are pictured here at Ilfracombe on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast as they make their way back to their depot at Wentworth, in Durban. They had just dropp... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Ilfracombe - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1513
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: April 02, 2012


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Added: Apr 11, 2018

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Photo ID: 654318

Shortly before being finally withdrawn from service altogether in KwaZulu Natal, Class 6E1 locomotives, headed by E1598, leaving Bayhead Yard in Durban with a load of empties (used in this case fo... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1598
Train ID: Empties
Photo Date: April 14, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 653171

A very friendly driver's assistant hangs out the window as he waves at us on top of the hill as the Premier Classe passes through the Nuwekloof between Gouda and Tulbagh.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 20, 2018


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Mar 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 653145

Two Class 6E1 locomotives, E1545 & E1682, passing through Hibberdene on the very beautiful KwaZulu Natal South Coast, as they make their way back to their depot in Wentworth, Durban. There are no ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Hibberdene - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1545 / E1682
Train ID: Light Locomotives
Photo Date: April 15, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 652422

Class 6E1 locomotives, E1625 & E1490 (still in their original South African Railways "red & whisker" livery) leaving Bayhead with a load of empties. Bayhead is the largest goods receiving and dis... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1625 / E1490
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 18, 2011


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Added: Mar 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 651816

Early morning at the PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) staging yard just north of Durban Station found Class 6E1 E1593 and Class 18E (Series 2) 18-425 staged under the Argyle Road road... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric) & Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1593 / 18-425
Train ID: Staged Locomotives
Photo Date: December 02, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 623097

A faded E1818 leads the Transkaroo north through De Wet.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1818
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2016


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jul 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 616258

The Transkaroo depart Wellington on a sunny morning with E1818 in the lead.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1818
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: May 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 604247

Class 6E1 E1950 in the PRASA blue livery, leads sister E1813 in the oxblood livery of former owner Spoornet, as they team up to work Shosholoza Meyl's 'Trans Karoo' from Cape Town to Johannesburg,... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Tulbagh, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1950 & E1813
Train ID: Trans Karoo
Photo Date: September 18, 2016


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 24, 2017

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