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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: 411262

The opportunities for snow and particularly train photos in the snow, are pretty rare in Kwazulu Natal. Here is 18-126 at the front of a "Python" - 65 X CAR Wagons (Coal) passing through Balgowan... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Balgowan, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-126
Train ID: Python
Photo Date: August 07, 2012


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Added: Oct 07, 2012

Views: 2,699
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Photo ID: 411242

Four dirty and well travelled old ladies running light units across the Umgababa Bridge on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast back to their depot in Wentworth, Durban. These Class 6E1 Electrics have j... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1511
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: February 27, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 06, 2012

Views: 3,697
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 411179

18-267, with a lady driver at the controls, passing through Umlaas Road with a load of containers bound for Johannesburg. 18-054, the second unit, is presently in a sorry state cosmetic wise - ho... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-267
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: July 10, 2012


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Added: Oct 06, 2012

Views: 1,710
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 408387

The northbound Shosh-Meyl day train from Cape Town leaves Hugenot station. This station is one of the two remaining sites on the Cape Main Line using semaphore signals.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1592
Train ID: CT JHB Pax
Photo Date: September 05, 2012


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By: RailRog

Added: Sep 07, 2012

Views: 2,073
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 406617

Fauresmith is the only town in South Africa where the railway runs down the middle of the main street. Regular steam had ended some years before this picture was taken, but the cars, coincidental... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Fauresmith, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 24 No 3635
Train ID: Photo Charter
Photo Date: June 22, 1996


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By: David Benn

Added: Aug 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 406444

The Red Devil had just been restored when this picture of a northbound departure from Orange River Station was taken. Today the line is electrified and the semaphore signals replaced by CTC signa... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Orange River, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 26 No 3450
Train ID: Union Limited
Photo Date: June 06, 1999


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By: David Benn

Added: Aug 17, 2012

Views: 5,406
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 404542

Passing through the many wine and fruit farms with the town of Bonnievale in the distance.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 33-000 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 05, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jul 26, 2012

Views: 2,132
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 401420

Luxury safari train operator Rovos Rail has purchased a number of ex- South African Railways (SAR) class 5E1 Bo-Bo electrics for use on their trains out of Pretoria. Still wearing faded Spoornet o... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: Class 5E1
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 22, 2012

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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 401419

Luxury safari train operator Rovos Rail has purchased a number of ex- South African Railways (SAR) class 5E1 Bo-Bo electrics for use on their trains out of Pretoria. Repainted in Rovos Rail green ... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: Class 5E1
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1105
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 399240

A view of Voorbaai yard and the town of Hartenbos moments after a Rovos train has arrived from George. The 2 diesels have uncoupled and are heading off to be refueled for the long trip to Worceste... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 35-400 TYPE GE U15C
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35471
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 24, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 30, 2012

Views: 2,504
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 397575

E1468 leads the Johannesburg - Cape Town passenger train through Tulbaghkloof, at the bottom is where the old road went which crossed the line on the left where the train is coming through the cut... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1468
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 12, 2012

Views: 1,840
Comments: 1

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 396640

Contractors painting the roof of Paarl station building (one behind the lamp post on the RHS, one reflected in the window of the signal cabin) pause to watch the Blue Train as it heads through Paa... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E1 Dual Vlotage (3KV DC/25KV AC) Electric Units
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-101 + 14-108
Train ID: The Blue Train
Photo Date: April 18, 2012


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By: RailRog

Added: May 01, 2012

Views: 2,307
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 392836

Heuningspruit (Honey Creek) is one of the five stations on the Free State mainline that still have operating semaphore signals. A pair of 6E1's in Spoornet orange livery are about to pass the star... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1432, E1302
Train ID: 47014 Amatola
Photo Date: January 07, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 22, 2012

Views: 1,863
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 386980

At least a dozen special trains operated from various parts of the country to the city of Bloemfontein for the ANC's 100th birthday celebrations on 8th January (ANC = African National Congress - S... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E
Location: Viljoensdrif, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-689, 18-687
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: January 09, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 16, 2012

Views: 3,597
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Photo ID: 385915

Its the first day of the new year as a Rovos Rail train from Pretoria to Cape Town approaches Hermon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1556
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 01, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 04, 2012

Views: 1,728
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2

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