Shortly before sunset, colourful locomotives with colourful containers in tow are approaching the town of Swartruggens, heading west to Mafikeng.
A westbound container train runs through the loop at Mazista siding near Swartruggens, while the Drivers Assistant of the opposing train looks on. The disc signal is connected to the point lever t... (more)
This pair of 400 series class 34 GE U26C's are westbound to Mafikeng with empty CX containers, seen here approaching the town of Swartruggens in typical South African bushveld scenery. Photo taken... (more)
Five class 34 GE U26C's, led by 34-403 from the 400 series, climb the grade out of Swartruggens, eastbound to Krugersdorp with a 36-wagon train of soda ash from Sua Pan in the neighbouring country... (more)
These class 34 GE U26C's are working hard to haul their train of 45 container wagons through the bushveld country around Swartruggens (black ridges), approaching the long closed station of Twyfels... (more)
This 45-wagon westbound container train is approaching the town of Swartruggens (black ridges), behind three class 34 GE U26C's in Spoornet blue, Spoornet orange and original SAR red liveries.
Eastbound container train from Mafikeng to Krugersdorp, leaving Swartruggens.
From Swartruggens to Koster, eastbound trains are faced with a climb of 339 metres (1112 feet) over a distance of 37km (23 miles). These two class 34's have a light load of only 11 coaches in tow,... (more)
It's springtime in the town of Swartruggens and there are splashes of colour everywhere. On this particular morning there is colour on the rails too, in the form of Rovos Rail's green and cream "P... (more)
A lone pedestrian walking along the track is oblivious to the luxurious train passing him by. Rovos Rail's train from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is back in South Africa and heading east to its hom... (more)
Privately owned Rovos Rail operate their "Pride of Africa" luxury train safaris from their home base in Pretoria, to several destinations in Southern Africa. The bushveld that is so typical of thi... (more)