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Class 6E1 Locomotives
Photos of the South African Class 6E1 electric locomotives.
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Photo ID: 308274

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: Koppies, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1593
Train ID: 47236
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 26, 2009

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Photo ID: 308228

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)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1452 & E1397
Train ID: 47014 Amatola
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 25, 2009

Views: 2,339
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Photo ID: 308224

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)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1367
Train ID: 37012
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 25, 2009

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Photo ID: 308137

Nice to finally see something new in the Cape, E1464 has been painted in the new Shosholoza Meyl colours and looks really nice!

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1464
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 22, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Dec 24, 2009

Views: 1,708
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Photo ID: 308136

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.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1627
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 21, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Dec 24, 2009

Views: 1,785
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Photo ID: 308116

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)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1367
Train ID: 37012
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 24, 2009

Views: 2,087
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Photo ID: 307998

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)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1454
Train ID: 47238
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 23, 2009

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Photo ID: 307949

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)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Westleigh, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1367
Train ID: 37012
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 22, 2009

Views: 2,404
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Photo ID: 307848

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)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1454
Train ID: 47238
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 21, 2009

Views: 2,425
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Photo ID: 303175

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.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1481
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Nov 07, 2009

Views: 2,540
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Photo ID: 302470

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.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Sentrarand, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1476
Train ID: UCW Class 6E1 Series 4 1973-74
Photo Date: October 08, 2009


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By: Col André Kritzinger

Added: Nov 01, 2009

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Photo ID: 301467

Two 6E1s in Spoornet orange lead a Rovos train out of the Cape to Pretoria.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1658
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 21, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Oct 24, 2009

Views: 2,155
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Photo ID: 300947

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)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1754
Train ID: CT - Touws River Pax
Photo Date: January, 1991


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By: RailRog

Added: Oct 19, 2009

Views: 3,880
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Photo ID: 300407

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.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1145
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 2009


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By: RailRog

Added: Oct 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 300295

The southbound JHB - CT economy train in Tulbagh Kloof

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 2009


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By: RailRog

Added: Oct 13, 2009

Views: 2,073
Comments: 1

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