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South African Gems
Just some of my favorite South African photos.
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Photo ID: 382233

Three locals walking home late on a Friday afternoon as Metrorail's Boland Blitz approaches running from Cape Town to Worcester.

Railroad: Metrorail
Locomotive: Class 5M2A EMU
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3531
Photo Date: February 12, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Nov 26, 2011

Views: 3,156
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Photo ID: 370256

Day and night, trains come and go at Impala Platinum's main processing plant, visible in the right background. On the left, GE UM10B No.20 waits for ex-SAR class 5E No.24 to move off with a load o... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: ex- SAR Class 5E & GE UM10B
Location: Rustenburg, North West province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 & 24
Train ID: Impala Platinum
Photo Date: July 19, 2011


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 28, 2011

Views: 3,578
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Photo ID: 370254

160 class 5E locomotives were built for the South African Railways (SAR) between 1955 and 1959 and today the last operational member of the class is part of Impala Platinum's fleet. Sadly, this cl... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: ex- SAR Class 5E Bo-Bo
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: Jul 28, 2011

Views: 3,884
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 362748

E1597 leads the Cape Town to Port Elizabeth Premier Classe just north of Wellington.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1597
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 08, 2011

Views: 3,311
Comments: 4

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 353722

The Phelophepa health care train running through Chavonnes about 10km outside Worcester.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1869
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 05, 2011

Views: 2,192
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 351010

Four 6E1 electric locos runs light east in the late afternoon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1546
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 26, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 09, 2011

Views: 1,900
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 335382

This line, from Belfast to Steelpoort, is one of the longest and most heavily used branch lines on the South African Rail system. It passes through remote and wild country and serves the chrome m... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: EMD GT26MC
Location: Lydenburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 34
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 1987


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By: David Benn

Added: Aug 21, 2010

Views: 3,894
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Photo ID: 333140

A pan shot of E1567 leading the afternoon freight train out of Bellville.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1567
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jul 30, 2010

Views: 2,769
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 333129

Shortly before sunset on a winter afternoon, the beer train is southbound at Rooiwal, passing the large Senwes grain silos at the north end of the station. Class 6E1 E1507, looking amazingly good ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1507
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 30, 2010

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Photo ID: 332920

This engine was the only 25NC that was fitted with a double Lempor exhaust. She is seen storming past a rather handsome classic SAR semphore signal.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Orange River, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 25NC No 3454
Train ID: Charter Passenger
Photo Date: July 03, 1999


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 28, 2010

Views: 6,802
Comments: 3

Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 332448

JHB - CPT Premier Classe arriving in the Cape on a sunny winters day.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1629
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jul 24, 2010

Views: 2,137
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 330246

The return working of the Saturdays-only train that returned gold mine workers from Johannesburg to Fiksburg is seen rounding the curve near Meynell halt.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Fouriesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: 25NC
Train ID: Bombela
Photo Date: March 03, 1985


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By: David Benn

Added: Jul 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 329487

The passenger train from Bulawayo has just arrived at Victoria Falls.

Railroad: National Railways of Zimbabawe
Locomotive: steam 4-6-4+4-6-4
Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Locomotive #: Class 15A #423
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 26, 2010

Views: 3,940
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Photo ID: 329191

The SAR 16DA 879 Pacific locomotive helped by a 15CA is leaving the Hercules station with a passenger train.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Hercules, South Africa
Locomotive #: 16DA 879
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 23, 2010

Views: 5,788
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Photo ID: 328764

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 15F
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 20, 2010

Views: 4,290
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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