A northbound mixed freight behind a pair of very grubby 6E's, heads north through Makwassie station on the Cape main line, bound for Klerksdorp. Sadly, the station has been vandalised since its cl... (more)
The Class 6E's are getting long in the tooth with 39 years service under their belts, but these two are still on the road regularly.
The 80 members of Class 6E were basically a Class 5E1 'with knobs on' - Superceded in 1969 by the hugely successful 6E1 Class with it's many series variants. To view a video of Spoornet's fantast... (more)
As the Shosholoza Meyl approaches Bellville, it crosses over onto the outbound line in order to get to the correct platform for its penultimate stop at Bellville station.
Class 6E # E1163 leads a goods train towards the Bellville yards.
The Premier Classe from Johannesburg to Cape Town approaching Stikland Station, after which it will start slowing down for its penultimate stop at Bellville station.
Two Class 6E's and two 6E1's, the fourth unit dead in tow, enter Laingsburg across the Buffels River Bridge with a mixed goods train.
A grain train with a lone tank wagon included and hauled by Class 6E's E1206, E1197 and E1176 under control of driver Willie Knecht of Beaufort West, enters Laingsburg Station across the Buffels R... (more)
A Karoo meet at Palmiet siding on the line between Laingsburg and Beaufort West, with the two loco consists forming a mirror image of each other. The usually arid Karoo is in full bloom after a v... (more)
Class 6E E1173 approaching Bellville with a mixed goods train.
Class 6E # E1186 heads the Shosholoza Meyl on the final stretch of its 1500 km journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town. It enters on the outbound track in order to get to the correct platform for ... (more)