RailPictures.Net Photo: 14-108 & 14-109 Transnet Freight Rail Class 14E at Fochville, Gauteng province, South Africa by Eugene Armer
 
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Transnet Freight Rail (more..)
Class 14E (more..)
Fochville station (more..)
Fochville, Gauteng province, South Africa (more..)
August 09, 2012
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14-108 & 14-109 (more..)
18001 Blue Train (more..)
Eugene Armer (more..)
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The luxury Blue Train, northbound from Cape Town to Pretoria, is framed by the rusting footbridge at Fochville station as it speeds through behind a pair of class 14E Bo-Bo electrics. These locomotives are dual voltage 3kV DC / 25kV AC, allowing them to operate the entire route between Cape Town and Pretoria. Previously painted in Spoornet orange, this is only their second northbound run in their new blue livery, to match the colour and name of the famous train they are permanently allocated to.
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