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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: 651730

25NC Glory Days!!! As engineers peer out their cab windows, doubleheaded 25 NC’s led by the “Queen of Sheba” depart the small town of Fouriesburg in the Free State of South Africa on the line ... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Fouriesburg , South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR 3416
Train ID: Passenger
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Mar 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 650009

Narrow Gauge (2 Foot) NG15 No. 119 brings a mixed train down Loerie Heights

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 119
Train ID: Apple Express
Photo Date: May 10, 2009


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By: Essay Are

Added: Mar 01, 2018

Views: 1,189
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Photo ID: 629060

The 'Red Devil' rides! On 11th June 1983, Class 26 4-8-4 no.3450 worked the Komatipoort passenger trains from Pretoria as far as Witbank, and return. If I remember correctly, the Railway Society o... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3450
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 1983


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Sep 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 586225

Another view of the lever frame with its layout diagram (see also Photo ID 585857). The signal cabin at Dundee Station in Northern KwaZulu Natal still contains its original lever frame (and its a ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: -
Location: Dundee - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2016


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Aug 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 585857

The signal cabin at Dundee Station in Northern KwaZulu Natal still contains its original lever frame (and its a beautiful example of its type), which is used to control the colour light signals an... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: -
Location: Dundee - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2016


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Aug 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 583164

Class 6E1, E1448, heads a PRASA / Shosholoza Meyl main line passenger train through Heuningspruit Station in the Free State Province.

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Free State Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1448
Train ID: Shosholoza Meyl
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Mark Berry

Added: Jul 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 583060

At the South end of Heuningspruit Station in the Free State Province.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 34 GE U26C
Location: Free State Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 34 GE
Train ID: 34 028
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Mark Berry

Added: Jul 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 572845

Umgeni Steam Railway's ex SAR Class 19D coasts into Inchanga Station passing the semaphore home signal at "All-Right". In 1940 this station was equipped with just one signal each end of the statio... (more)

Railroad: Umgeni Steam Railway
Locomotive: 19D
Location: Inchanga - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2685
Train ID: Passengers
Photo Date: December 09, 2012


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Apr 12, 2016

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Photo ID: 567661

The driver of Class 6E1, E1513 (with E1531 & E1488), is about to receive authority to leave one of the Bayhead Yards in Durban with a mixed load of coal and timber wagon empties for Empangeni / Ri... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1513
Train ID: Mixed
Photo Date: February 04, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 566704

A loaded ore train with 15065 leading is busy crossing here over the Soutrivier (Salt river) as well as the N7 highway through an area called Knersvlakte (meaning gnashing or grinding plains).

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15065
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2016


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Feb 21, 2016

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Photo ID: 566701

With only minutes of sunlight left 3 class 35s grind up the grade with a load from the Namaqua Sands plant which they will drop off at Loop 4 of the Sishen - Saldanha ore line.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 35-000 TYPE GE U15C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35061
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2016


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 21, 2016

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Photo ID: 565758

Class 6E1 locomotives, E1317 & E1403, leaving Johannesburg / Park Station via Platform 15 after cutting off the Trans Karoo passenger train they had just arrived with. To the right is the vehicle... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1317 / E1403
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: December 30, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 565476

Class 6E1 electric locomotives, E1531 & E1702, with E1531 still in her original South African Railway livery, are leaving Bayhead to return to Wentworth Depot after cutting off their load of empty... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1531 / E1702
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: February 25, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 12, 2016

Views: 2,240
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Photo ID: 562242

Snow in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is rare in terms of it falling in areas that affect the Natal Main Line. Pretty heavy snow falls in July 2011 through Hidcote, Mooi River, Rosetta, Nottingham... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Glencoe - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-241 / 18-082
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: July 26, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 16, 2016

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Photo ID: 552908

Class 33 (400), 33-491, was on shunt duty at De Aar in the Northern Cape when I visited in December 2010. Built in 1969 for South African Railways by General Electric as GE U20C, this locomotive ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 33 (400) Diesel
Location: De Aar - Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33-491
Train ID: Shunt
Photo Date: December 29, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Nov 03, 2015

Views: 2,236
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