Riding the rollercoaster..... like many South African railway routes, the Krugersdorp - Mafikeng line follows the contours of the land, with few major earthworks to avoid natural obstacles. With 4... (more)
After a 5 minute stop to let the brakes cool, this trio of class 34 GE U26C's heads out of Groot Marico with a westbound container train. The silver posts alongside the track used to carry the ste... (more)
Minutes after sunrise on a crisp winter morning, four class 34 GE U26C's power up the long grade leading out of the Groot Marico valley with a block load of soda ash, heading east to Krugersdorp.
Not long after sunrise, four class 34's climb the grade out of the Groot Marico River valley with containers and empty petrol tankers in tow.
The browns, reds and golds of winter in the bushveld are lit by the early morning sun, as four class 34's climb the long grade out of Groot Marico with an eastbound freight.
In typical South African bushveld, Rovos Rail's train from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Pretoria, South Africa climbs the long grade out of Groot Marico. Two of Transnet Freight Rail's class 34 die... (more)
Privately owned Rovos Rail operate their "Pride of Africa" luxury train safaris to several destinations in Southern Africa, using regular motive power supplied by the respective railways. Two of T... (more)