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The Trans Natal
An overnight economy class passenger train that runs between Johannesburg and Durban (and return) operated by Shosholoza Meyl / PRASA. In its hey day it was one of the most popular passenger trains operated by the South African Railways.
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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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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: 655393

Its a chilly winter morning with some residual snow about on the surrounding mountains from a couple of days earlier. PRASA / Shosholoza Meyl's Trans Natal, an economy class overnight Johannesbur... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-405
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: August 11, 2012


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Added: Apr 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 653240

PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Class 18E,18-405, with the "Trans Natal", an overnight Johannesburg - Durban passenger train, is busy making a scheduled crew change stop at... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-405
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: February 12, 2011


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Added: Mar 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 515002

The "Trans Natal", an overnight Johannesburg - Durban passenger train, headed by two Class 6E1 electric locomotives (in Spoornet "orange" livery), E1417 and E1321, crosses a mixed freight on the s... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Boughton - Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1417 / E1321
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: July 28, 2012


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Added: Jan 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 512987

E1510 and the overnight Durban to Johannesburg passenger train, "Trans Natal", is pictured here at Pepworth, about 10km on the Johannesburg side of Ladysmith. The train was running almo... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Pepworth - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1510
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: December 27, 2010


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Added: Jan 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 511250

Early on a winter morning and 18-403 / 18-422 are taking the overnight Johannesburg to Durban passenger train, the "Trans Natal", down to the inspection pits just north of Durban Station... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-403 / 18-422
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: July 06, 2013


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Added: Dec 21, 2014

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The overnight Johannesburg to Durban passenger train, the "Trans Natal", headed by 18-430, swings left into the early morning sun and is about to pass through Cato Ridge Station. Approx... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-430
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: October 05, 2013


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Added: Dec 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 506354

18-405 and the "Trans Natal", an overnight Johannesburg - Durban passenger train, has made a scheduled crew change stop at Lions River in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. The train was runni... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-405
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: February 12, 2011


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Added: Nov 13, 2014

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Just after sunrise, as 18-414 and an overnight passenger service from Johannesburg to Durban, known as the "Trans Natal", is at the top of the inviting straight for the run down to Campe... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-414
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: June 16, 2012


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Added: Nov 04, 2014

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PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) / Shosholoza Meyl Class 36 diesel shunter, 36-251, brings a now empty "Trans Natal" (overnight Johannesburg / Durban economy passenger train... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 36 (Diesel)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 36-251
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: May 01, 2014


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Added: Oct 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 496089

PRASA 18-427 climbing up towards Tweedie contra flow with the Trans Natal (Shosholoza Meyl), having just undergone a crew change at Lions River Station. As per Photo ID: 495738, both overnight Joh... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-427
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: August 30, 2014


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Added: Sep 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 492162

A pretty rare sight, with just the single Class 6E1, E1314, working this overnight Durban bound "Trans Natal" through the top loop at Boughton. This section of the Natal Main Line is pa... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Boughton - Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1314
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: July 01, 2011


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Added: Aug 02, 2014

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Photo ID: 491199

18-404 is seen here shortly before crossing over the N3 into Cato Ridge Station with an empty Shosholoza Meyl / Trans Natal. The original units on the train (dead units 3 & 4) had failed on depar... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cato Ridge - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-404
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: July 21, 2012


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Added: Jul 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 464717

36-251 is seen here busy shunting the Shosholoza Meyl / Trans Natal down to the Carriage & Wagon Inspection Yard. Shunt assistants are about to exchange clearance information re the inspection pi... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 36 Diesel
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 36-251
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: September 24, 2013


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Added: Jan 03, 2014

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