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Central Durban
Photos taken in the Durban area, from the PRASA / Metrorail yards just North of Durban Station to Rossburgh Station including the Bayhead yards and along the Esplanade, Maydon Wharf and around Durban Harbour.
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Photo ID: 500643

From left to right - Class 8E (E8054) / Class 36 (36-257) / Class 8E (E8032) / Class 6E1 (E1511 & E1408). E1511 & E1408 have just arrived at Bayhead Yard to collect a load of timber wagon empties... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1511 / E1408
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 04, 2011


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Added: Oct 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 500436

Class 8E centre cab electric shunting locomotives, E8090 & E8054, which entered service in 1983 (100 of them for SAR), are busy doing shunt work at Bayhead Yard, the largest freight yard in Durban... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 8E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E8090 / E8054
Train ID: Shunt
Photo Date: February 18, 2011


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Added: Oct 02, 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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Added: Sep 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 497726

Metrorail Durban's Emergency Train (MET) is front and centre (ish) here, with a couple of track maintenance vehicles to the left and to the right is a type NAY Wagon (Ballast), as well as the last... (more)

Railroad: Metrorail
Locomotive: Various
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: MET
Train ID: Emergency Train
Photo Date: March 03, 2013


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Added: Sep 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 497617

This all stops Type 10M5 Metrorail set is about to pass under the Congella Road Bridge and is on its way back to Durban Station.

Railroad: Metrorail
Locomotive: EMU Type 10M5
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: Commuter
Photo Date: April 06, 2013


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Added: Sep 12, 2014

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Photo ID: 497359

1722D being prepared for a heavy lift onto an awaiting flatbed trailer. On the 18th September 2013 a consignment of 24 ex Queensland Rail locomotives arrived by sea in Durban, South Africa. 16 we... (more)

Railroad: QR Queensland Railway
Locomotive: Class 1720 Clyde GL18C Co-Co
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1722D
Train ID: -
Photo Date: October 02, 2013


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Added: Sep 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 497341

On the 18th September 2013 a consignment of 24 ex Queensland Rail locomotives arrived by sea in Durban, South Africa. 16 of them were for RRL Grindrod South Africa and 8 for African Rail & Tractio... (more)

Railroad: QR Queensland Railway
Locomotive: 2100 Class Clyde / EMD GL26C
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2155D/2156D/2161D
Train ID: -
Photo Date: October 02, 2013


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Added: Sep 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 497210

Three RRL Grindrod Diesel Locomotives being readied for their journey to Ncala - Mozambique by sea. This is an ex South African Railway / Transnet Freight Rail Class 35 locomotive, now RRL 35-07, ... (more)

Railroad: RRL Grindrod South Africa
Locomotive: Class 35 (Diesel)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: RRL35-07
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 15, 2013


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Added: Sep 09, 2014

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Photo ID: 496865

On a miserable winter morning this is ex Queensland Railway Class 1720 Clyde GL18C Co-Co, 1729D, shortly after being craned off the "Clipper Amber" and secured on a flatbed trailer, whil... (more)

Railroad: QR National Rail
Locomotive: Class 1720 Clyde GL18C Co-Co
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1729D / 1769D
Train ID: -
Photo Date: June 23, 2012


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Added: Sep 07, 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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Added: Sep 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 490300

(See photo ID 451287 for the "after"). During July 2013 RRL Grindrod South Africa imported two decommissioned Kiwi Rail / Tranz Rail Class DQ - G12C (DQ6347 / DQ6382) locomotives from New Zealand... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: Class DQ - G12C
Location: Durban - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: DQ6347
Train ID: -
Photo Date: July 29, 2013


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Added: Jul 19, 2014

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Photo ID: 488913

PRASA / Shosholoza Meyl in Durban's Class 36 shunter, 36-215, about to couple onto the two Class 18E units (18-404 & 18-415), that had just arrived in Durban from Johannesburg with the Trans Natal... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Durban - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-404/18-415/36-215
Train ID: Shunt
Photo Date: April 13, 2014


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Added: Jul 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 488598

Two Class 6E1 units, headed by E1584, leave Bayhead (the biggest and busiest yard in Durban), for the short run back to their depot at Wentworth, having just cut off their load. E1584, has subseq... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1584
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: February 27, 2011


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Added: Jul 08, 2014

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Photo ID: 488396

As a brand new Class 18E Series 2 locomotive, 18-645, is pictured here in the workshops at the Umbilo Electric Locomotive Depot, having just emerged from the Class 6E1 / Class 18E upgrade program ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Durban - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-645
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 16, 2011


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Added: Jul 06, 2014

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Photo ID: 488093

Amid very unsettled hazy / smoggy conditions, 18-655 is about to pass under the Congella Road steel bridge with one of the luxury Blue Train sets, which is visiting Durban this weekend on a Vodaco... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Durban (Congella), South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-655
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: July 04, 2014


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Added: Jul 04, 2014

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