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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: 447235

Some real South African electric locomotive history in this line up standing in a disused South African Railway Goods Shed in Ladysmith. From right to left - Class 1E E25 (only two of the origina... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 1E (Electric)
Location: Ladysmith - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Aug 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 446967

Two red 18Es lead a load of army vehicles towards Cape Town just outside Touwsrivier here.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18684
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 12, 2013

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Photo ID: 446629

Newly restored and the only South African Railways steam locomotive ever painted red the only member of her class steams through Houtkraal Station which was still operated with semaphore signals.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: De Aar, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 26 No 3450
Train ID: Union Limited
Photo Date: June 07, 1999


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By: David Benn

Added: Aug 09, 2013

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Photo ID: 445831

A few weeks after this picture was taken REGM retired most of their steam fleet. I woke well before sunrise, drove the 35 minute journey to the mine, took photographs of the locomotives and was a... (more)

Railroad: Randfontein Estates Gold Mine
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Randfontein, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No R12
Train ID: Gold Ore Haul
Photo Date: December 14, 1995


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By: David Benn

Added: Aug 03, 2013

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Photo ID: 445037

Forty five of the class 11E Co-Co 25kV AC locomotives were built between 1985 and 1987 by General Motors South Africa. They have a single cab and were specifically designed to operate over the Erm... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 11E (GM5FC)
Location: Ermelo, Mpumalanga province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 11-012, 11-015, 11-027, 11-032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 11, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 443326

Just after sunrise on a chilly Johannesburg winter morning, as this super line up of marvellous ex SAR Steam Locomotives (all in steam) hold themselves ready for an arranged early morning photo se... (more)

Railroad: Reefsteamers Association
Locomotive: SAR Class 25NC
Location: Germiston, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 3472
Train ID: Photo Specials
Photo Date: July 23, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jul 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 443312

The GMAM was the usual motive power on the line until the end of Steam in the early 1970s.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2+2-8-4
Location: Creighton, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Geoffs Trains
Photo Date: May 12, 2013


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 441570

Having shunted empties at the yard, Sappi´s 19D class steam locomotive carries the shunter from the East end of the yard to the West end ... it would have been a long way to walk.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Umkomaas, South Africa
Locomotive #: Sappi Saiccor 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 2013


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By: Tanago Tours

Added: Jun 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 440179

A Friends of the Rail day excursion to the diamond mining town of Cullinan, east of Pretoria, works up the grade from Hercules to Capital Park behind ex- SAR class 24 2-8-4 no. 3664.

Railroad: Friends Of The Rail
Locomotive: Class 24 2-8-4
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3664
Train ID: Diamond Express
Photo Date: June 02, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 16, 2013

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Photo ID: 439107

The last of actual (non preservation) working steam operations in South Africa is carried out at the Saiccor Paper Mill at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. This is Saiccor No. 1 working... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 19D
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: No. 2697
Train ID: Saiccor No. 1
Photo Date: June 07, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 07, 2013

Views: 2,007
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Photo ID: 438046

34 class 34-121 brings a long coal train up the climb at three sisters.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 34
Location: Krugersdorp, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-121
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2013


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By: Aidan McCarthy

Added: May 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 437279

12AR 1535 pulls away from Vereeniging station on the final leg of the 15 day 4900km Kei Explorer Tour. This locomotive is still in excursion service, in full operating order, under the care... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Vereeniging, Transvaal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 12AR 1535
Train ID: Kei Explorer Tour
Photo Date: May 13, 1989


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By: RailRog

Added: May 25, 2013

Views: 1,856
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Photo ID: 437166

14CRB 1882 performing a runpast at Marevlakte

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Little Karoo, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14CRB 1882
Train ID: DC Rodgers charter
Photo Date: June 19, 1999


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By: RailRog

Added: May 24, 2013

Views: 1,600
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Photo ID: 437159

With snow on the upper slopes of the Gydo Mountains providing a suitable backdrop, 19D's 2640 and 3334 depart Prince Alfed Hamlet

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Prince Alfred Hamlet, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2640 & 3334
Train ID: Union Ltd. Charter
Photo Date: July, 1997


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By: RailRog

Added: May 24, 2013

Views: 1,602
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Photo ID: 434588

A matched set of four class 10E1 3kV DC Co-Co locomotives in the Spoornet orange livery, running through a deep cutting at Rietvleirus west of Ermelo, with a 100 wagon train of coal empties return... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 10E1
Location: Ermelo, Mpumalanga province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 10-158, 10-175, 10-154, 10-159
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: May 02, 2013

Views: 1,802
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