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South African Gems
Just some of my favorite South African photos.
Photo Album By: SAR Connecta
 
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Photo ID: 492760

The double track Durban - Johannesburg main line crosses the Drakensberg mountains from kwaZulu-Natal into Mpumalanga province by way of the Majuba pass, over a distance of 37 km (23 miles). The r... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E
Location: district of Newcastle, kwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 06, 2014

Views: 2,525
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 492005

Dieselloc from the TransNamib Railway Museum at the railway station Windhoek in the morning sun

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Locomotive #: 32-001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2014


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By: Markus Gmür

Added: Aug 01, 2014

Views: 3,280
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 488557

A class 6E1 Bo-Bo 3kV electric in original South African Railways red livery, hauls a "pick-up" (wayside) freight northwards across the Vaal River at Fourteen Streams. The 2nd and 4th wagons are c... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Warrenton, Northern Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 1986


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 07, 2014

Views: 2,705
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 487460

Plinthed on the main concourse of Durban Station is the little 0-4-0 locomotive "Natal", the locomotive that started it all off in South Africa in 1860. Col André Kritzinger, a fellow South Afric... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Natal 0-4-0WT
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: Natal
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 14, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 29, 2014

Views: 3,319
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 487134

The luxury Blue Train behind 14-108 and 109 running up a slight incline between Malan and Soetendal.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-108
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 26, 2014

Views: 1,944
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 486771

18693 leads a short Rovos train up the bank at Muldersvlei towards Cape Town as the sun is about to go down for the day.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18693
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 01, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 23, 2014

Views: 1,651
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 486210

A very unusual train consist! Pictured here while stopped at Boughton Station in Pietermaritzburg, with this special pantograph recovery train, is Class 5E1 Series 5 locomotive, E1102 (originally... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 5E1 (Electric)
Location: Boughton / Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1102
Train ID: Pantograph Recovery
Photo Date: October 22, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 19, 2014

Views: 3,077
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Favorited: 1

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Photo ID: 486157

Two 18Es lead a Rovos train through Tulbaghkloof from Cape Town back to Pretoria.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18699
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 28, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 18, 2014

Views: 1,547
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 485899

From a low of -5 celsius, the temperature had warmed somewhat by the time Transnet Freight Rail's Phelophepa 1 health care train left Bothaville on a repositioning move to Bloemfontein. Appropriat... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Bothaville, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-028 & 34-499
Train ID: Phelophepa 1
Photo Date: June 07, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 16, 2014

Views: 1,272
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Photo ID: 485621

Gone are the days! Class 6E1 locomotives, E1513 / E1540 / E1783, pass through Warner Beach on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast as they make their way back to their depot at Wentworth, in Durban. Th... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Warner Beach - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1513
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: April 02, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 14, 2014

Views: 2,553
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 485547

18697 and 18693 lead the Blue Train through Almeria in the Hex River valley on the trip north having departed in Cape Town a few hours ago.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18697
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 07, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 13, 2014

Views: 1,859
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 485501

Simmering away, patiently awaiting her next shunt movement is ex South African Railway Class 25NC (4-8-4), No. 3442 (built in 1954 by Henschel) with her "Worshond" (Sausage Dog) Type CZ Tender, no... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: SAR Class 25NC
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 3442
Train ID: Shunt - Rovos Rail
Photo Date: July 22, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 13, 2014

Views: 4,539
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 484705

On a beautiful winter afternoon in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, 18-363 has almost completed the recently reballasted section between Rosetta and Mooi River with a mixed load of Petrol and Diesel Ta... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Mooi River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-363
Train ID: Fuel
Photo Date: June 07, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 07, 2014

Views: 2,514
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 484642

A mixed train to Knysna crosses the Kaaimans River bridge. This was one of the classic photo locations back in the old days. As South African Railways rationalized their network and closed branc... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Wilderneww, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1985


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By: John West

Added: Jun 06, 2014

Views: 4,233
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Photo ID: 483375

A quartet of Class 6E1 electric units, with E1282 in charge, crosses the Umkomaas River bridge on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast with a load of timber for the Saiccor Paper Mill in Umkomaas. The t... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1282
Train ID: Timber
Photo Date: December 21, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 29, 2014

Views: 2,724
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Favorited: 6

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