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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: 467589

A rare photo opportunity, in the midst of a brewing (typical) summer afternoon thunderstorm, with a Class 5E1 Series 5 locomotive, E1102, originally built in 1966, and a Class 6E1 Series 3 locomot... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 5E1 Series 5 (Electric)
Location: Ladysmith - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1102 / E1358
Train ID: Shunt
Photo Date: February 06, 2011


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Added: Jan 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 466987

Heuningspruit on the Free State main line is one of the last remaining stations in South Africa that evokes memories of country stations on the old South African Railways (SAR) and is also one of ... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1362 & E1659
Train ID: 37012 Algoa
Photo Date: January 11, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 20, 2014

Views: 1,744
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Photo ID: 466984

Running about 30 minutes late, the northbound "Algoa" from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg is approaching Kroonstad on a bright and sunny summer morning. The train is crossing the Blomspruit (flowe... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Kroonstad, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1362 & E1659
Train ID: 37012 Algoa
Photo Date: January 11, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 20, 2014

Views: 1,687
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Photo ID: 466805

Two class 35s leading a short freight through Bonnievale station heading to Worcester.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 35 TYPE GE U15C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35039
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 19, 2014

Views: 1,281
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Photo ID: 466324

The last light of the day is quickly fading away as a class 15E electric loco and class 43 diesel (GE C30-ACi) wait in Loop 2 on the Sishen - Saldanha ore line with an empty train behind for an ap... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: West Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15071
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 04, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 15, 2014

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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 466055

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

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


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Added: Jan 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 465966

Sadly, for many of us in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, this is a sight that is no longer seen. These are two Class 6E1 locomotives, E1545 & E1682, passing through Hibberdene on the very beautiful KwaZul... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Hibberdene - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1545 / E1682
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: April 15, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 12, 2014

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Photo ID: 465332

The Blue Train heads through Brackenfell station on its journey back to Pretoria on a sunny summer's morning with the driver greeting with a nice wave.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 14E1
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: TFR 14106
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 22, 2013


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By: Francois Mattheus

Added: Jan 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 465327

This container train, with 18-124 at the head, is standing on the "up" line at Lions River Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands and has just undergone a crew change. The new crew is almost ready... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-124
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: June 30, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 465032

Despite the station at Koelenhof having been closed, the semaphore signals at both ends of the station remain in place, albeit in the "all clear" position at all times. Metrorail train 3412 is see... (more)

Railroad: Metrorail
Locomotive: Class 5M2A EMU
Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3412
Photo Date: November 14, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 05, 2014

Views: 1,932
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Photo ID: 465031

A combine harvester is at work in the fields near the small town of Koringberg (Wheat Mountain), as the Mondays to Fridays Malmesbury - De Hoek freight rolls by, passing a small family graveyard i... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Koringberg, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-082
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 11, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 05, 2014

Views: 1,298
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Photo ID: 465030

The Mondays to Fridays Malmesbury - De Hoek freight is climbing the long grade from Rust, as it makes its way through the wheatfields of the Swartland, heading north towards Morreesburg. It was a ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 (GE U26C)
Location: Morreesburg, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-082
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 11, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 05, 2014

Views: 1,256
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 464829

Three of the remaining survivors of the original 100 that entered service between 1983 and 1985 for South African Railways - an additional 7 were built for the mining industry. Class 8E, centre c... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 8E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E8096
Train ID: Shunt
Photo Date: January 04, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 04, 2014

Views: 2,640
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Photo ID: 464170

A crossing timed to perfection by pure luck in this very busy scene captured at Lions River Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. 18-073 has a load of containers behind her on the "up" line and i... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-073
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: July 15, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Dec 30, 2013

Views: 2,795
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Photo ID: 464093

14001 leads the Blue Train out of the third of the 4 Hexton tunnels with some fresh snow on the mountain tops in the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Dec 29, 2013

Views: 2,172
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9

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