A Jet Fuel train heads up country from the fuel refineries on a crisp Autumn afternoon.
Two 18Es run light up through Umlaas Road station in the afternoon.
Today we see The Blue Train, heading towards Durban for a weekend Charter, it will head back to Pretoria on Sunday afternoon.
Pushing is what she does now! E1101 is a significantly refurbished (2007) Class 5E1 Series 5 electric unit, originally built in 1966. She and her sister, E1102, are now used by Transnet Freight ... (more)
18-167 / 18-627 / 18-513 are passing through Umlaas Road as they leave Durban with a short(ish) tanker train. Chicken / poultry farms abound in this area, which has a large farm on both sides of ... (more)
18-103 & 18-034 working as light units through Umlaas Road (probably on their way to Masons Mill in Pietermaritzburg to pick up a load) are doing their best to stay ahead of the unseasonal storm t... (more)
Class 18E, 18-411, is in charge of this load of various C Type Wagon empties passing through Umlaas Road. The train is probably bound for Newcastle / Northern KwaZulu Natal. These wagons are use... (more)
With Durban being the biggest sea port in Africa, container freight volumes on the rails, both in and out of Durban, are high. This is 18-095 / 18-013 / 18-180 with one of the frequent Container ... (more)
18-267 with a load of containers bound for Johannesburg is seen here passing through Umlaas Road.
18169 leading a container train up through Umlaas Road.
18-230 / 18-180 running over some freshly ballasted track through Umlaas Road, with a mixed load of CAR / CBR / CFR (Ore) empties.
18524 and 2 blue mates lead a container train up through Umlaas Road in the afternoon.
A dirty 18091 with 2 mates lead a short cement train north through Umlaas Road.
Not often we get to see five Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) red liveried 18Es working a train together in KZN - the Umbilo Locomotive Depot, where the units originate from are not big on colour codin... (more)
18-306 with a short tanker train moving through Umlaas Road and about to pass over the crossing to National Chicks Farm.