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Class 6E1 Locomotives
Photos of the South African Class 6E1 electric locomotives.
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Photo ID: 312552

A 6E1 and 2 6E's make easy work of this lengthy empty coal train heading up country to the coal fields.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, Wellington, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1538
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 31, 2010

Views: 2,077
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Photo ID: 312283

Newly outshopped 6E1 E1657 in purple "Shosholoza Meyl" livery, teams up with a very grubby E1496 in original SAR red to work the Johannesburg - Cape Town "Premier Classe".

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Gatsrand, North West Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1657 & E1496
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: December 17, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 29, 2010

Views: 3,028
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Photo ID: 310912

One of my favourite locations on the Free State main line, Rooiwal (red embankment) is one of the few remaining examples of a reasonably well maintained South African country station, with its gra... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1614
Train ID: 74205
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 16, 2010

Views: 2,390
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Photo ID: 310615

E1950 recently traveled up north, where she managed to dodge the recruiters of the Class 18E rebuilding program and instead received a brand new paint coat. She now wears the Shosholoza Meyl liver... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1950
Train ID: UCW Class 6E1 Series 8 1979-81
Photo Date: January 13, 2010


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By: Col André Kritzinger

Added: Jan 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 310607

Train 74211, southbound holiday extra from Johannesburg to East London, passing the starter signal for northbound trains at Heuningspruit. The concrete sleepers and ballast in the foreground are t... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1378
Train ID: 74211
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 13, 2010

Views: 2,465
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Photo ID: 310606

Train 74211, southbound holiday extra from Johannesburg to East London, pulling away from Rooiwal after a brief stop to collect a written order, authorising the driver to pass a faulty intermediat... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1378
Train ID: 74211
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 13, 2010

Views: 2,967
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Photo ID: 310208

My 100th shot on RP! A southbound holiday extra from Johannesburg to East London, made up of Spoornet blue & grey stock, races across the wide open spaces of Free State province behind 6E1 E1378. ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Greenlands, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1378
Train ID: 74211
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 10, 2010

Views: 4,306
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Photo ID: 309722

A block load of diesel and petrol fuel tankers at Irene, heading towards Olifantsfontein behind a pair of 6E1's in Spoornet orange livery.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Irene, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1297
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 06, 2010

Views: 1,955
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Photo ID: 309721

Newly outshopped 6E1 E1657 in purple "Shosholoza Meyl" livery leads the Johannesburg - Cape Town "Premier Classe" south of Boskop, heading towards Potchefstroom.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Boskop, North West Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1657 & E1496
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: December 17, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 06, 2010

Views: 2,432
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 309307

Racing along on the Free State main line. A pacing shot taken at 1/40th with the train travelling at 90 km/hr (56 mph)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1362
Train ID: 47206
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 03, 2010

Views: 3,334
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Photo ID: 309306

One of my rarest catches of the year! Only 3 or 4 sets of passenger coaches remain in their original South African Railways (SAR) red and grey livery, and these are only used in peak holiday perio... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1593
Train ID: 47236
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 03, 2010

Views: 3,483
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 308941

Cinderella and her ugly sister! Newly outshopped 6E1 E1657 in purple "Shosholoza Meyl" livery, teams up with a very grubby E1496 in original SAR red to work the Johannesburg - Cape Town "Premier C... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1657 & E1496
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: December 17, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 01, 2010

Views: 2,944
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Photo ID: 308484

A northbound freight behind a pair of 6E1's is held at Irene to allow a southbound Metrorail EMU from Pretoria to cross over from the Up Main to the Down Main loop for its scheduled station stop (... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Irene, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1276 & E 1520
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 28, 2009

Views: 2,829
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Photo ID: 308393

E1667 leading the Transkaroo from Cape Town to Johannesburg here through Joostenbergvlakte.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1667
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Dec 27, 2009

Views: 1,946
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Photo ID: 308338

On weekday mornings the line between Pretoria and Johannesburg is usually busy with Metrorail commuter trains. This southbound freight behind a pair of class 6E1's has been given a path between tw... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Pinedene, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1324 & E1726
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 27, 2009

Views: 1,852
Comments: 0

Favorited: 1
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