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South African Gems
Just some of my favorite South African photos.
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Photo ID: 502572

Class 18Es 691 and 693 with a Rovos passenger train behind approach Klapmuts with not much of the journey to Cape Town left.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18691
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 10, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Oct 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 502448

Transnet Freight Rail have imported 34 ex Queensland Railway locomotives. This is No. 2270 being craned off the BBC Ohio in Durban this morning. It is believed that the locomotives will be refur... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 2250 Class
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2270
Train ID: Ex QR Import
Photo Date: October 17, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 502421

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)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 5E1 (Series 5)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1101
Train ID: Road Knowledge
Photo Date: July 10, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 501773

Brand spanking new and on their way to Pretoria, running contra flow while passing through the cutting out of Ashburton Station here is Transnet Freight Rail's (the first two of six ordered) impor... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: -
Location: Ashburton - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: Breakdown
Photo Date: June 20, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 12, 2014

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Photo ID: 500838

E9006 assists at the back of an empty ore train as it swings around Elands Bay heading back north to the mines.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 9E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E9006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 20, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Oct 05, 2014

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Photo ID: 500216

On the left, Class 6E1 units with E1598 in charge are just about ready to leave the large Bayhead Yard in Durban to return to their depot. On the right are Class 8E electric shunting units workin... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 / Class 8E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1598 / E8051
Train ID: Light Units / Shunt
Photo Date: March 04, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Sep 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 499255

The Blue Train, with 18-802 / 18-807 in charge, has just crossed the Mkondeni Viaduct and is making her way into Pietermaritzburg. After a weekend in Durban, the train departed Durban at 14:30 on... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-802 / 18-807
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: September 21, 2014


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Added: Sep 23, 2014

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Photo ID: 499062

After a quick weekend visit to the east coast city of Durban, 18-802 / 18-807 are seen winding their way through the rural hills of the Shongweni / Cliffdale area on their return journey to Pretor... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cliffdale - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-802 / 18-807
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: September 21, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Sep 22, 2014

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Photo ID: 498807

The Blue Train comes to Durban for the weekend! 18-802 & 18-807 (very recent additions to the TFR Class 18E fleet) are seen here with one of Transnet Freight Rail's prestigious and world renowned... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cliffdale - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-802 / 18-807
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: September 20, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Sep 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 497878

Class 7 locomotive of the type used on the first construction train to visit Riversdal on 3 December 1903 when the railway line between Ashton and Mossel Bay was built for the old NCCR company.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-0
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 970
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 14, 2014

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Photo ID: 496820

On the morning of the 18th December 2013, amid obvious miserable / less than desirable weather conditions in Durban, South Africa, a rather significant railway event played out at O Shed in Durban... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 18, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Sep 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 496498

Saiccor No. 3, ex South African Railway Class 19D (4-8-2), No. 2767, leaving the Exchange Yard at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast yard with a load of 11 STJ (Timber) Wagons for the short... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: No. 2767
Train ID: Saiccor No. 3
Photo Date: September 04, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Sep 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 495851

East bound Class 18E's X 7 light units Headed to Durban at The Ugly Duckling, Natal Midlands - 18-199 / 18-416 / 18-127 / 18-243 / 18-602 / 18-652 / 18-177. This is a very rare opportunity to catc... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E
Location: Lidgetton - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18 199
Train ID: Light
Photo Date: August 30, 2014


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Aug 31, 2014

Views: 1,333
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Photo ID: 495738

PRASA 18-401, very recently repainted (started out in the Shosholoza Meyl "purple" livery) and with a noted variation to the colouring around the borders of the cab windows to the other Class 18E ... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-401
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: August 30, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Aug 30, 2014

Views: 2,948
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Photo ID: 495014

The inbound Queenstown train runs here through the mountains between Sandhills and De Wet with 2 6E1 locos still in the old SAR colours leading.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1597
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 24, 2014

Views: 1,740
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