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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: 477404

A far from common railway scene in 2014! This is the Saiccor Exchange Yard at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast as pictured on the 10th April 2014, with ex South African Railway Class 19D... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: No. 2767
Train ID: Saiccor No. 3
Photo Date: April 10, 2014


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Added: Apr 12, 2014

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Photo ID: 477208

Regular industrial working steam in 2014! Ex South African Railways Class 19D (4-8-2), No. 2767, now Saiccor No.3, starts her roll forward, desperately trying to avoid any excessive wheel slip, w... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: No. 2767
Train ID: Saiccor No. 3
Photo Date: April 10, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 476887

Semaphore signals continue to be operational at four stations on the Free State main line. At the south end of Rooiwal station, a pair of 6E1's wearing the orange livery of their previous owner (S... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1392 & E1317
Train ID: Algoa
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 476703

A late running local freight from Kroonstad to Sasolburg provided this rare opportunity to capture a freight at my favourite location north of Rooiwal station, passing the outer home and distant s... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 06, 2014

Views: 1,825
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Photo ID: 476665

Ex South African Railway Class 19D (4-8-2) No. 2685 "Wesley", now with Umgeni Steam Railway (KZN Steam Preservation Group) is about to start the steep climb out of the very green and leafy suburb ... (more)

Railroad: Umgeni Steam Railway
Locomotive: Class 19D
Location: Hillcrest - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 2685
Train ID: Wesley
Photo Date: July 07, 2013


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Apr 06, 2014

Views: 2,243
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Photo ID: 475392

Saiccor No. 1, ex South African Railway Class 19D (4-8-2), No. 2697, working down the bottom end of the Timber Exchange Yard at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. No. 2697 was built by Bo... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 2697
Train ID: Saiccor No. 1
Photo Date: July 02, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 27, 2014

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Photo ID: 475143

A local freight from Kroonstad to Sasolburg is entering one of the passing loops at Heuningspruit, threading its way between the still operational semaphore signals for southbound trains. The frei... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-028
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 25, 2014

Views: 1,514
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 475138

A perfect summer afternoon spent watching trains running up and down Majuba Pass, came to an end in the best possible way, with this downhill train of 65 type CAR wagons, headed up by five clean 1... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E
Location: district of Newcastle, kwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18 752, 728, 646, 604, 673
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 25, 2014

Views: 2,254
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Photo ID: 474819

With just the dying embers of the autumn afternoon’s sun remaining, and running ahead of schedule at 17:12hrs, 18-434 & 18-435 are seen here negotiating the difficult section through the top of Bo... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Boughton / Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-434 / 18-435
Train ID: Daylight Sitter
Photo Date: March 21, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 23, 2014

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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 474654

The Johannesburg - Durban daylight approaching Rosetta late afternoon. This is the second to last run before its cancelled in April.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: 18E
Location: Mooi River, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-434
Train ID: Passenger
Photo Date: March 21, 2014


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Mar 22, 2014

Views: 1,574
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Photo ID: 474645

It's a hot summer's day in the Western Cape as evidenced by the open door in the front of the locomotive. 18E 693 hauls the weed-killing train train (travelling at the required fixed 30km/h) up th... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E Electric Locomotive
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18 693
Train ID: Weed Killing Train
Photo Date: March 21, 2014


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By: RailRog

Added: Mar 22, 2014

Views: 1,977
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Photo ID: 474033

Ex South African Railways Class 19D, No. 2669, is seen here busy running around her train at Donnybrook Station on one of her 2011 Aloe Festival Specials from Creighton early on a chilly winter mo... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 19D
Location: Donnybrook, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 2669
Train ID: 2011 Aloe Festival
Photo Date: July 17, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 17, 2014

Views: 3,375
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Photo ID: 473847

During the late 1970's the most well known locomotive based at Voorbaai depot (Mossel Bay) was this class GMAM 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 garratt, unofficially named "Amin" after Idi Amin, the infamous preside... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class GMAM 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 garratt
Location: Oudtshoorn, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 4070
Train ID: 31007/8
Photo Date: May 31, 1979


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 16, 2014

Views: 3,722
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Photo ID: 472326

Germiston-based class 15CA No.2820 (North British Locomotive Co. / 1928) is working train 1220, the Denver pick-up, against a backdrop of gold mine dumps between Driehoek and Geldenhuis. This was ... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 15CA 4-8-2
Location: Germiston, Gauteng province (was Transvaal), South Africa
Locomotive #: 2820
Train ID: 1220
Photo Date: May 12, 1984


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 04, 2014

Views: 2,683
Comments: 3

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 472324

In the 1970's one of the greatest train journeys in South Africa was along the Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth (P.E.), over a rail distance of 1085 km (674 miles) in 41 hours. Al... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class GMAM 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 garratt
Location: George, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 13010/9
Photo Date: October 28, 1978


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 04, 2014

Views: 2,401
Comments: 2

Favorited: 10
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