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Class 6E1 Locomotives
Photos of the South African Class 6E1 electric locomotives.
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Photo ID: 300142

The wheatfields of the Western Cape are ripening fast and soon the farmers will be delivering grain to the silos. A trio of 6E1s delivers a block load of much needed empty grain trucks.

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


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By: RailRog

Added: Oct 12, 2009

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Photo ID: 299634

Shosholoza Meyl's "Economy" from East London to Johannesburg, passing through Greenlands station behind loco E1397, one of three 6E1's newly painted in the passenger operators purple livery. In co... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Greenlands, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1397
Train ID: 47014
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Oct 07, 2009

Views: 3,700
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Photo ID: 299345

Beaufort West is the end of the line for these Cape Town based 3Kv Class 6E1's. The stretch from here to Kimberley is the stamping ground of the 25Kv Class 7E's.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1481
Train ID: UCW Class 6E1 Series 4 1973-74
Photo Date: September 16, 2009


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By: Col André Kritzinger

Added: Oct 05, 2009

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Photo ID: 298823

The daily sitter train between Cape Town and Johannesburg passes by with a Premier Classe coach in the consist.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1657
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 29, 2009

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Photo ID: 298377

Three of the class 6E1's allocated for use on passenger trains, E1397, E1464 and E1654, were repainted at Koedoespoort workshops in the Shosholoza Meyl livery and released back into service this w... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1397
Train ID: 47014
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Sep 25, 2009

Views: 6,109
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Photo ID: 298373

Shortly after sunrise, Shosholoza Meyl's "Tourism" from Port Elizabeth is heading north on the Free State main line near Rooiwal, destination Johannesburg. This 6E1 is lettered for NATCOR (Natal C... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1708
Train ID: 37016
Photo Date: September 24, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Sep 25, 2009

Views: 2,399
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Photo ID: 297524

The Cape Town to Port Elizabeth Premier Classe passing through Muldersvlei. Sadly this train isn't running anymore.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 11, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 17, 2009

Views: 2,472
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Photo ID: 295060

A couple of birds swoop over the new Lafarge Cement plant, perhaps disturbed by the passing of the Cape Town - Johannesburg "Premier Classe". When it opens, this cement plant will be served by rai... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Frieght Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1460 & E1414
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: August 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 25, 2009

Views: 2,377
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Photo ID: 295028

Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Pretoria passes through Muldersvlei with Table Mountain hiding behind the trees.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 25, 2009

Views: 2,238
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Favorited: 1

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Photo ID: 295027

The daily Cape Town to Johannesburg sitter train passing through Muldersvlei station.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1657
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 24, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 25, 2009

Views: 1,739
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 294540

The orange locomotives and purple passenger coaches of the Cape Town - Johannesburg "Premier Classe" contrast vividly with the dry winter grasses of the South African Highveld. The train has just ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Frieght Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Bank, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1460 & E1414
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: August 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 2,095
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Photo ID: 294539

A signal check at Andrea junction for the late running Cape Town - Johannesburg "Premier Classe" doesn't help these 6E1's to make up lost time. This is the junction for the branch to Coligny and L... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Frieght Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Welverdiend, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1460 & E1414
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: August 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 2,156
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Photo ID: 294538

The Cape Town - Johannesburg "Premier Classe" is running 30 minutes late this morning and this pair of 6E1's are doing their best to make up time, as they sweep through a curve between Safarcamp a... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Frieght Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Boskop, North West province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1460 & E1414
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: August 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 20, 2009

Views: 2,166
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Photo ID: 293974

The once a week Premier Classe between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth passing through.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1818
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 15, 2009

Views: 1,836
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Photo ID: 293729

The once-weekly 10h25 Cape Town - East London passenger train passes a stand of arum lillies as it heads inland. After an overnight run (and three direction changes) the train will arrive in East ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Spoornet 6E1
Location: near Wellington, Cape Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1950
Train ID: CT-EL Pax
Photo Date: August 09, 2009


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By: RailRog

Added: Aug 13, 2009

Views: 1,671
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