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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: 433321

E1370 and second unit in old SAR livery with a load of bulk containers passing Dryden

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Delmas, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1370
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2013


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By: Aidan McCarthy

Added: Apr 22, 2013

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Photo ID: 432208

Two 6E1 locomotives (E1314 & E1389) in the old Spoornet "Orange" livery head a Premier Classe "Tourism Indaba Special" over the Umgababa Bridge while on their way back to Durban Station from Umkom... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1314
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: May 13, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 432014

Not often we get to see five Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) red liveried 18Es working a train together in KZN - the Umbilo Locomotive Depot, where the units originate from are not big on colour codin... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-605
Train ID: Python
Photo Date: April 11, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 12, 2013

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Photo ID: 428103

E1504 features prominantly in this group of Class 6E1 locomotives, the majority of which still sport their original awesome South African Railway livery (SAR Red & Whiskers), at Bayhead. Bayhead ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1504
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: March 04, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 425241

14103 and 14101 lead the Blue Train into Tulbaghkloof just north of Gouda. The second loco have now also been given its stripes, matching those on the coaches.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14103
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 16, 2013

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Photo ID: 424199

18670 leads this Rovos train through Tulbaghkloof about to cross underneath the R46 with about 2hrs left of the journey to Cape Town.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18670
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 03, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 08, 2013

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Photo ID: 421710

160 class 5E Bo-Bo electric locomotives were built for the South African Railways (SAR) between 1955 and 1959. In 2011 the last operational member of the class was part of Impala Platinum's fleet ... (more)

Railroad: Impala Platinum Mine
Locomotive: Class 5E
Location: Rustenburg, North West province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 24
Train ID: Impala Platinum
Photo Date: July 19, 2011


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 417831

The return working of the Staurdays-only Bombela train, returning Lesotho Mine workers from the Witwatersrand performs a blowdown. My old friend Steve Hardy had arranged the smoke and the blowdow... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Fouriesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 25NC No 3507
Train ID: Bombela
Photo Date: July 07, 1984


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 417829

A Union Limited special departs from Donkerpoort Station in the russet browns of the dry highveld winter. No 3300 was then the last working example of her class. Very similar to the Class 15F sh... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Donkerpoort, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 23 No 3300
Train ID: Union Limited
Photo Date: July 22, 2000


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 15, 2012

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Photo ID: 417211

The last working Class 23 hauls her consist of old livery SAR coaches bound for Colesburg.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Agtertaung, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 23 No 3300
Train ID: Steam and Safaris
Photo Date: July 07, 1995


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 416523

The last working Class 23 passes the classic semphore signal at Van Zyl station with a train bound for Colesburg.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Colesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 23 No 3300
Train ID: Steam and Safaris
Photo Date: July 07, 1995


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By: David Benn

Added: Nov 30, 2012

Views: 2,755
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 416490

No 2166 pauses for breath at 6th Reverse

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-2+2-6-2
Location: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2166
Train ID: Cape Mountaineer II
Photo Date: May 26, 1992


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By: RailRog

Added: Nov 30, 2012

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Photo ID: 415890

The Cape Town to Johannesburg Premier Classe is taking the last turn out of Tulbaghkloof and about to pass through Tulbagh station here behind E1474 and E1464.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Nov 23, 2012

Views: 1,437
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Photo ID: 412609

Four 6E1s pull their load of coal near Midvaal, with the first three locomotives in the original South African Railways livery this could have been been a scene from 30 years ago.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Vereeniging, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1484 E1529 E1604 E1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2012


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By: Aidan McCarthy

Added: Oct 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 411268

Ex SAR Class 25 No. 3472, now with Reefsteamers (Preservation Group), waits patiently on a chilly early Highveld morning for her eager admirers to arrive, before playing a starring role in an arra... (more)

Railroad: Reefsteamers Association
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3472
Train ID: Photo Special
Photo Date: July 23, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 07, 2012

Views: 3,002
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Favorited: 8

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