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West Coast Branch Lines
Photos taken on the branch lines from Kraaifontein to Saldanha and Kraaifontein to Piketberg and further north.
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Photo ID: 383982

The daily freight from Malmesbury to De Hoek is leaving Rust siding, after a brief stop for a crossing with another freight. The one and only blonde lady locomotive driver in the Western Cape regi... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Malmesbury, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-415
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 24, 2011


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 15, 2011

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Photo ID: 383144

The Malmesbury Metro approaches Klipheuwel station having just made a stop at Mellish to the right out of picture.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 35-000 TYPE GE U15C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 01, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Dec 06, 2011

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Photo ID: 376887

Two class 35's with two dead class 34's (GE U26C) leading cement wagons north just before Klipheuwel station.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 35-400 TYPE GE U15C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35413
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Oct 03, 2011

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Photo ID: 358903

Two class 36 diesels working hard up the hill with a load of grain behind heading north.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 36-000 TYPE GE SG10B
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: 36012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 20, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 335436

A Blackheaded Heron decides it is time to head for safety as this big noisy thing is approaching. A single class 35 leads 23 cement wagons north, probably going to De Hoek.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 35-000 TYPE GE U15C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35046
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 20, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 22, 2010

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Photo ID: 334550

The first rays of the morning sun catch two Class 35s on 25 empty cement wagons as they approach Moreesberg

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: GE U15C (TFR Class 35)
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35 018
Train ID: De Hoek cement turn
Photo Date: August 10, 2010


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By: RailRog

Added: Aug 13, 2010

Views: 2,186
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Photo ID: 331180

This oil-burning locomotive hauls its train above the bank of mist that had enveloped the town of Malmsbury.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Malmsbury, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 15F No 2910
Train ID: Mixed charter
Photo Date: June 16, 2002


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 331075

Oil-burning No 2910 leaves Koornburg for Malmesbury. The mists from the cold Atlantic currents creep over the hills. The spring wheat has just germinated.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Koornburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 15F No 2910
Train ID: Mixed Charter
Photo Date: June 17, 2002


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 316160

It's just about 7:00pm on a summer evening and a few commuters are making their way home along the tracks, as the weekday Cape Town - Malmesbury train departs Klipheuwel.

Railroad: Transnet Frieght Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Klipheuwel, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-494
Train ID: Metrorail 2677
Photo Date: February 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 05, 2010

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Photo ID: 314949

At Kalbaskraal station, passengers from the Saturdays only 13:50 Cape Town - Malmesbury train walk down the steps of the footbridge, laden with shopping bags. There are very few Metrorail trains ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Kalbaskraal, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-435
Train ID: Metrorail 2661
Photo Date: February 06, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 21, 2010

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Photo ID: 314853

The daily weekday freight from Malmesbury to the PPC cement factory at De Hoek passes a small family graveyard as it nears the village of Koringberg (wheat mountain) in the heart of the "Swartland... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Koringberg, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-446 & 35-054
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 20, 2010

Views: 1,925
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Photo ID: 314786

The farmlands of the “Swartland” (the black country - named for the colour of its rich soil) stretch all the way to the horizon in this panoramic view from the N7 highway, providing a beautiful se... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: district of Moorreesburg, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-446 & 35-054
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 19, 2010

Views: 3,613
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Photo ID: 314785

The wheat, oats and wine-producing region of the western Cape is known as the “Swartland”, the black country, named for the colour of its rich soil. This pair of class 35’s is heading north throug... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: district of Moorreesburg, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-446 & 35-054
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 19, 2010

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Photo ID: 314784

The weekday freight from Malmesbury to the PPC (Pretoria Portland Cement) factory at De Hoek, near Morreesburg, is passing the farm “Rondomskrik” (light heartedly translated as “roundaboutfright”)... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: district of Malmesbury, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-446 & 35-054
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 19, 2010

Views: 3,349
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Photo ID: 314436

At Klipheuwel station, some passengers board the Saturday afternoon Cape Town - Malmesbury train to travel further up the line, while others detrain after a morning spent shopping in Belville or C... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Klipheuwel, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-435
Train ID: Metrorail 2661
Photo Date: February 06, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 16, 2010

Views: 2,485
Comments: 0

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