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South African Gems
Just some of my favorite South African photos.
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Photo ID: 472309

A scheduled Rovos Rail (The Pride Of Africa) luxury passenger train bound for Durban running down gradient behind Michaelhouse (a prestigious private boys school) in Balgowan in the KwaZulu Natal ... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Balgowan - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-187 / 18-257
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: March 02, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 472233

The northbound Amatola from East London to Johannesburg is seen just north of Westleigh station, heading towards Heuningspruit. The outer home and distant semaphore signal for southbound trains is... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Kroonstad, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1448 & E1455
Train ID: Amatola
Photo Date: February 15, 2014


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By: mark berry

Added: Mar 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 472228

The railway line between Volksrust in Mpumalanga and Newcastle in kwaZulu-Natal was first opened in 1891 and today crosses the Drakensberg (Dragon mountains) on its third alignment. A trio of clas... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E
Location: district of Newcastle, kwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-109, 18-645, 18-640
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 472226

A southbound coal train behind four class 18E's is crossing the Suikerbosrant (sugar bush ridge) river, between Spruytsrus and Fortuna on the Natal main line. At this point the river forms the pro... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E
Location: district of Balfour, Mpumalanga province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-270
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 471170

Class 6E1, E1506, still looking fantastic in her refreshed original South African Railway livery nearly 40 years after entering service, together with three mates (a bit of motive power overkill),... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1506
Train ID: Tanker
Photo Date: October 14, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 24, 2014

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Photo ID: 470975

Early morning coastal sunrise, as Class 37 Diesels, 37-048 & 37-044, make a determined sprint across the Umkomaas River Bridge on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast on their run through to Durban with ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 37 (Diesel)
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: 37-048 / 37-044
Train ID: Phelophepa Health
Photo Date: February 22, 2014


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Added: Feb 23, 2014

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Photo ID: 470873

With the sun just making its appearance in time and a fine spray coming off the Indian Ocean, Class 37 Diesels, 37-048 & 37-044, pass through Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast on their run... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 37 (Diesel)
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: 37-048 / 37-044
Train ID: Phelophepa Health
Photo Date: February 22, 2014


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Added: Feb 22, 2014

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Photo ID: 470851

Early sunrise as Class 37 Diesels, 37-048 & 37-044, pass through Umgababa on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast on their run through to Durban with Transnet's Phelophepa Health Train from Port Shepston... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 37 (Diesel)
Location: Umgababa - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: 37-048 / 37-044
Train ID: Phelophepa Health
Photo Date: February 22, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 22, 2014

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Photo ID: 470674

E1594, still sporting her original South African Railway livery, is at the front of this line up of Class 6E1 units, which are seen here staged on a platform at Empangeni Station on the KwaZulu Na... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Empangeni - KwaZulu Natal North Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1594
Train ID: Staged
Photo Date: March 19, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 469560

The Phelophepa Health Train pulls into the siding at Artois to allow a faster running Transkaroo behind it to pass through.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18684
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 11, 2014

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Photo ID: 469317

Early on a beautiful morning in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, 18-416 crosses over the Mooi River, with a load of empty C Type Wagons (ore), into the predominantly dairy producing town of the same na... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Mooi River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-416
Train ID: CAR Wagons
Photo Date: February 08, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 09, 2014

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Photo ID: 469111

Two new Class 20E electric locomotives, 20 006 & 20 007, make their way on to the pier at O Shed in Durban Harbour via the floating crane "Indlovu". They have just arrived in Durban from China ab... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 006 / 20 007
Train ID: Import
Photo Date: February 07, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 468937

Two old girls that have since been retired and replaced with Class 35s (GE U15C) lead a short a freight through Buffeljagsrivier station.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 33-000 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 05, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 05, 2014

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Photo ID: 467965

The large PRASA / Metrorail Yard just north of Durban Station - the platform portals of the station can be seen towards the top left of the photo. One of the Blue Train sets is staged on the Cater... (more)

Railroad: Metrorail
Locomotive: EMU
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: EMU
Train ID: Commuter
Photo Date: January 28, 2014


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Added: Jan 28, 2014

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Photo ID: 467633

18-357 has her centre cab door open - a sure sign that its summer in Africa and the crew are sweltering! Behind her is a load of cement wagons, and 6 hours after departing from Bayhead Yard in D... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Ladysmith - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-357
Train ID: Cement
Photo Date: February 27, 2011


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Added: Jan 26, 2014

Views: 1,649
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