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)
The northbound "Amatola" from East London to Johannesburg is entering Heuningspruit station on the Up Main and passing the starter signals for the Down Main and Down Loop. On this particular morni... (more)
Shosholoza Meyl's "Tourism" from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, also known as the "Algoa", pulls out of Heuningspruit on the Free State main line after being held for a preceeding freight. The st... (more)
Nice to finally see something new in the Cape, E1464 has been painted in the new Shosholoza Meyl colours and looks really nice!
A local farmer is watching his cows from the shadows as this freight train leaves Cape Town, since the train was quite short only 2 locos were needed to work.
The starter signal is pulled off and Shosholoza Meyl's "Tourism" from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, also known as the "Algoa", pulls out of Heuningspruit on the Free State main line after being ... (more)
Train 47238, a holiday extra from East London, is northbound to Johannesburg on the Free State main line, in beautiful early morning light, behind class 6E1 E1454. The passenger coaches are still ... (more)
Shosholoza Meyl's 1st & 2nd class "Tourism" from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, also known as the "Algoa", is seen northbound at Westleigh on the Free State main line. This is one of the few stat... (more)
In beautiful early morning light, class 6E1 E1454 heads north out of Heuningspruit on the Free State main line, working train 47238 from East London to Johannesburg, one of the many holiday extras... (more)
It was quite a hot day as the daily sitter train from JHB arrives in the Cape while a Metro train passes on the left.
A string of five Class 6E1's in three paint liveries - well, almost - the fourth one is a Class 18E. One of the two control towers at Sentrarand is visible in the background.
Two 6E1s in Spoornet orange lead a Rovos train out of the Cape to Pretoria.
SAME PLACE, DIFFERENT CENTURY: Another shot at Malan. Compare this with Photo #300407 taken almost 20 year later. A then almost brand new 6E1 E1754 takes the Cape Town - Touws River stopping passe... (more)
A trio of 6Es (Tip: the 6Es have conventional bogies, the 6E1s have external torsion bars) grind up Malan bank with a loaded grain train.
The southbound JHB - CT economy train in Tulbagh Kloof