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Photo ID: 525330

After collecting loaded grain wagons from the silos at Rooiwal, this pair of Kroonstad based class 34's in Spoornet blue livery are waiting in the freight siding for the signal to proceed north to... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34-400 (GE U26C)
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-409 & 34-093
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 03, 2015


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 31, 2015

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Photo ID: 525090

My first shot of 2015 produced an unexpected surprise in the form of a late running local freight from Kroonstad to Sasolburg, departing Rooiwal early on a beautiful summer morning. A pair of Kroo... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34-400 (GE U26C)
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-453 & 34-417
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 03, 2015


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 29, 2015

Views: 1,627
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Photo ID: 476887

Semaphore signals continue to be operational at four stations on the Free State main line. At the south end of Rooiwal station, a pair of 6E1's wearing the orange livery of their previous owner (S... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1392 & E1317
Train ID: Algoa
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 07, 2014

Views: 1,755
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Photo ID: 476703

A late running local freight from Kroonstad to Sasolburg provided this rare opportunity to capture a freight at my favourite location north of Rooiwal station, passing the outer home and distant s... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 06, 2014

Views: 1,697
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 471571

Running about four hours late, the local freight from Kroonstad to Sasolburg is heading north on the Free State main line on a beautiful summer morning with 15 grain wagons and 13 diesel and petro... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 27, 2014

Views: 1,156
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 456625

The luxury Blue Train operated a private charter from Pretoria to Bloemfontein for the Macufe Festival (Macufe = Mangaung African Cultural Festival). Northbound on the return journey to Pretoria, ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 14E
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-001 & 14-108
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: October 13, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Oct 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 441946

Working out of Kroonstad depot, this train is hauling empty grain wagons for the silos at stations along the Free State main line to Sasolburg. The train is seen entering the loop at the south end... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1461 & E1579
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 02, 2013

Views: 1,413
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Photo ID: 440281

Strong southerly winds from an advancing cold front have blown plenty of dust into the air, weakening the light from the setting sun on a dry winter afternoon at Rooiwal, where Shosholoza Meyl's "... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1455 & E1438
Train ID: Algoa
Photo Date: June 02, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 17, 2013

Views: 1,267
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 415657

As another year draws to a close, the semaphore signals at five of the stations on the Free State main line remain operational, despite rumours of their replacement. Late on a Sunday afternoon, th... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1448
Train ID: 74013
Photo Date: November 11, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Nov 21, 2012

Views: 1,490
Comments: 3

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 333129

Shortly before sunset on a winter afternoon, the beer train is southbound at Rooiwal, passing the large Senwes grain silos at the north end of the station. Class 6E1 E1507, looking amazingly good ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1507
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 30, 2010

Views: 3,608
Comments: 2

Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 312282

While the setting sun desperately tries to break through distant storm clouds, the distant and outer home signals stand guard over the Free State main line at Rooiwal.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: none
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 29, 2010

Views: 2,869
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 310912

One of my favourite locations on the Free State main line, Rooiwal (red embankment) is one of the few remaining examples of a reasonably well maintained South African country station, with its gra... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1614
Train ID: 74205
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 16, 2010

Views: 2,365
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Photo ID: 310727

The TCO (train control officer) at Rooiwal sets up the signals for the next approaching passenger train. Rooiwal is one of five remaining stations on the Free State main line between Vereeniging a... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: none
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 14, 2010

Views: 3,812
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 310606

Train 74211, southbound holiday extra from Johannesburg to East London, pulling away from Rooiwal after a brief stop to collect a written order, authorising the driver to pass a faulty intermediat... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1378
Train ID: 74211
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 13, 2010

Views: 2,913
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Photo ID: 309307

Racing along on the Free State main line. A pacing shot taken at 1/40th with the train travelling at 90 km/hr (56 mph)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1362
Train ID: 47206
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 03, 2010

Views: 3,296
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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