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Class 6E1 Locomotives
Photos of the South African Class 6E1 electric locomotives.
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Photo ID: 408387

The northbound Shosh-Meyl day train from Cape Town leaves Hugenot station. This station is one of the two remaining sites on the Cape Main Line using semaphore signals.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1592
Train ID: CT JHB Pax
Photo Date: September 05, 2012


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By: RailRog

Added: Sep 07, 2012

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Photo ID: 406452

On June 7, 2011, Shosholoza Meyl's purple Premier Classe train nears Wellington, South Africa after leaving Cape Town on its 918-mile overnight run to Johannesburg.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 electric
Location: Wellington, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1464
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: June 07, 2011


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 17, 2012

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Photo ID: 406031

A quartet of 6E1's all in Spoornet orange livery are heading east through Fochville with a block load of cement from Lichtenburg.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Fochville, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1617
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 403949

A very grubby 40-year old Class 6E leads a Class 6E1 while working the Phelophepa 1 health care train on a repositioning move from Ficksburg to Kroonstad. The differences between the bogies of the... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E & 6E1
Location: Bethlehem, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1168, E1370
Train ID: Phelophepa 1
Photo Date: May 05, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 20, 2012

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Photo ID: 401614

E1474 and E1464 leading the Cape Town to Johannesburg Premier Classe past the Wellington golf course, about an hour into the journey.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 401057

A rare sight indeed! A Premier Classe set belonging to passenger operator Shosholoza Meyl, runs alongside the Indian Ocean on the 'South Coast' line, crossing the Umgababa River, just south of Umg... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Umgababa, kwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1314, E1389
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: May 13, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 400750

A rare sight indeed! A Premier Classe set belonging to passenger operator Shosholoza Meyl, runs along the Indian Ocean coast and crosses the Illovo River, just north of Illovo Beach station. The t... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Illovo Beach, kwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1389, E1314
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: May 13, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 397575

E1468 leads the Johannesburg - Cape Town passenger train through Tulbaghkloof, at the bottom is where the old road went which crossed the line on the left where the train is coming through the cut... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 395188

A late running Cape Town - Johannesburg Premier Classe speeds along the single track section between Potchefstroom and Welverdiend, just south of Boskop station. The lead locomotive is in the shor... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Boskop, North West province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1318, E1392
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: March 18, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 394844

Each year in March, pink and white Cosmos flowers are in full bloom all over the South African Highveld, signalling the end of a long, hot summer. A very grubby 40-year old Class 6E leads a Class ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E & 6E1
Location: Dryden, Mpumalanga province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1168, E1370
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 04, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 394285

A few days of late summer rains have produced a beautifully crisp and clear morning, which finds the Cape Town - Johannesburg Premier Classe approaching the R501 road bridge between Frederikstad a... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Frederikstad, North West province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1318, E1392
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: March 18, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 06, 2012

Views: 1,485
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Photo ID: 394106

E1464 and E1629 leading the second Premier Classe train of the morning back to Johannesburg, seen here just after exiting the 3rd of the 4 Hex River Tunnels.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1464
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 393891

Early morning at the entrance to the Hex River valley just before Sandhills is the first of 3 passenger trains that visited Cape Town for the Jazz festival heading back to Johannesburg.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1552
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 02, 2012

Views: 1,215
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Photo ID: 392836

Heuningspruit (Honey Creek) is one of the five stations on the Free State mainline that still have operating semaphore signals. A pair of 6E1's in Spoornet orange livery are about to pass the star... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1432, E1302
Train ID: 47014 Amatola
Photo Date: January 07, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 387095

E1606 and E1586 leading a freight train through the Okavango Industrial area towards Bellville.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1606
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 23, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 17, 2012

Views: 1,671
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