Early on a winter morning as 18-067 bites down hard into the cambered left hand curve out of Ashburton Station with a shortish mixed train. The train was en-route to Joannesburg, with a scheduled... (more)
Early on a beautiful winter morning and 18-270 is seen here at the head of this tanker train as it exits Ashburton Station. The train would have departed Durban approximately 2 hours earlier and ... (more)
A nice hello from Section Manager / Driver Ettiene Smith behind the controls of veteran Class 6E1 electric locomotive, E1658, while passing through Ashburton Station. The Transnet Engineering Wo... (more)
18-260 heads out of Ashburton Station with a special working, to dead haul two of the eighteen Chinese built diesels, that arrived in Durban by ship on the 18th May 2015 for SNCC (Société National... (more)
Brand New refurbished (ex. Transnet Engineering, Bayhead) 6E1 locomotives make their way Braamfontein. These loco's now haul long distance passenger trains in the Western Cape.
Veteran Class 6E1 electric locomotives, E1658 / E1595 / E1318, are pictured here passing through Ashburton Station on their way to Johannesburg, having just left the Transnet Engineering Workshops... (more)
Having departed Durban Station at 07:25am, 18-430 / 18-402 are pictured passing through Ashburton Station at 09:10am with a Johannesburg bound "Daylight Sitter" service, which had been reintroduce... (more)
A beautiful winter sunrise and 18-317, with a newly refreshed / painted cab end, is passing through Ashburton Station with a load of cement. The locomotives would have left their depot as light u... (more)
Brand spanking new and on their way to Pretoria, running contra flow while passing through the cutting out of Ashburton Station here is Transnet Freight Rail's (the first two of six ordered) impor... (more)
The Blue train heads home after a weekend in Durban
KZN Metrorail's Business Express gets a trail trip test run pulled by class 6E1 towards Pietermaritzburg.
18-415 / 18-422 are heading out of Durban through Ashburton Station with a Johannesburg bound "Daylight Sitter" service. Lack of passenger support seems to have been the reason for this... (more)
Leaving Durban and bound for Kazerne in Johannesburg is 18-609 with a load of containers, crossing the Mkondeni Viaduct in the section between Ashburton and Pietermaritzburg.
18-283 assisted by four additional units has just crossed the Mkondeni Viaduct with a long load of 65 Type CAR wagon empties, which were picked up at Cato Ridge a little earlier.
This short train of 21 empty grain wagons (various types) is busy crossing the Mkondeni Viaduct in the section between Ashburton and Pietermaritzburg as it leaves Durban.