18-055 / 18-667 / 18-229 (dead unit) run contra flow down through the steep gradients of Boughton / Boughton Station in Pietermaritzburg with a short load of almost all Maersk containers.
A very unusual train consist! Pictured here while stopped at Boughton Station in Pietermaritzburg, with this special pantograph recovery train, is Class 5E1 Series 5 locomotive, E1102 (originally... (more)
18-236 is in charge of this Container Train (45 wagons) as it passes down gradient through Boughton Station in Pietermaritzburg bound for Durban. The Natal Main line was very busy today and conta... (more)
The biggest train on the Natal Main Line, known as the "Python" - 65 X CAR Wagons, which are used to transport coal / manganese. This train is a regular and is always headed by five Class 18E uni... (more)
With just the dying embers of the autumn afternoon’s sun remaining, and running ahead of schedule at 17:12hrs, 18-434 & 18-435 are seen here negotiating the difficult section through the top of Bo... (more)
A local herdsman looks on, while his Nguni cattle graze behind him out of shot, as Shosholoza Meyl's "Daylight Sitter" service to Johannesburg on a Sunday, with 18-415 / 18-422 in charge, passes b... (more)
18-131 with a Durban bound container train cautiously negotiating the top loop of Boughton, before the next stage of the drop down into Pietermaritzburg. The section between Cedara and Pietermari... (more)