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South African Gems
Just some of my favorite South African photos.
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Photo ID: 328530

I was taking pictures of the Witbank Collieries steam locomotives when this steam dinosaur came along. I believe that it is a Dubs class A ex SAR locomotive that has been built around 1888. I also... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2T
Location: Witbank, South Africa
Locomotive #: Dubs SAR Class A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 18, 2010

Views: 2,869
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Photo ID: 328422

For obvious reasons this locomotive is known as The Red Devil. She was an experimental locomotive with a gas-producing firebox and a double Kylchap exhaust. She was more efficient than the Class... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: De Aar, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3450
Train ID: Union Limited
Photo Date: June 07, 1999


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By: David Benn

Added: Jun 17, 2010

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Comments: 3

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 327628

A passenger train is leaving the Mafikeng station hauled by an unidentified 19D class locomotive. The policeman on the opposite plattform is checking if everything is OK. He was not interested in ... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Mafikeng, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 19D
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 10, 2010

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Photo ID: 327523

In 1979 the 19D class locomotive #2644 underwent extensive modifications under the directions of David Wardale. He used the principles of the famous locomotive engineers Andre Chapelon from France... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Mafikeng, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 19D
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Daniel SIMON

Added: Jun 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 323704

A special from Port Elizabeth to Kynsna, is on the Kliplaat-Oudtshoorn stretch - July 1983. See 323583 for a shot taken right after this one.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 19D
Location: Southern Cape Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 19D #2714
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1983


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By: kleurskyfies

Added: May 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 323507

An Oudtshoorn-bound special in July 1983.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: class 19D
Location: Southern Cape Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1983


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By: kleurskyfies

Added: May 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 319482

As the sun plays hide and seek amongst the clouds, a 6E1 in original SAR red livery leads three orange sisters on a short mixed freight from Belville to Worcester, seen here near Malan. The third ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Malan, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 02, 2010

Views: 2,528
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 318570

The Train Control Officer (TCO) at Heuningspruit makes a telephone call to his colleague at the next station. The track diagram above the lever frame has been recently updated, since the main plat... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: none
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 16, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 26, 2010

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Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 315499

Metrorail's "Boland Blits" service from Cape Town to Worcester runs through some great scenery on its 175km (110 mile) journey, the longest of any Metrorail service. On a beautiful Friday evening,... (more)

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


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 26, 2010

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Photo ID: 315202

Against the backdrop of Bailey's Peak in the Cape winelands, passenger operator Shosholoza Meyl's "Trans Karoo" economy service from Johannesburg to Cape Town approaches the town of Wellington. Th... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Wellngton, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1950 & E1522
Train ID: 71008 Trans Karoo
Photo Date: February 12, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 23, 2010

Views: 3,543
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 314090

4 6E's leads a loaded coal train through Worcester station late in the afternoon, on the right is the PE bound Premier Classe waiting for diesel power to take it further on the non electrified lin... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1221
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 14, 2010

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Photo ID: 312923

A friendly wave from the driver as this CPT to PE Premier Classe have just turned off the CPT to JHB mainline, ahead lies still a long yourney to PE.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 35-000 TYPE GE U15C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35038
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 03, 2010

Views: 2,158
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 312922

The CPT to PE Premier Classe passing through Malan at a nice pace with the leading 6E1 in the old SAR red and yellow still looking in a great condition.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, Wellington, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1597
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 03, 2010

Views: 2,412
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 312552

A 6E1 and 2 6E's make easy work of this lengthy empty coal train heading up country to the coal fields.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, Wellington, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1538
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 31, 2010

Views: 2,155
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 310727

The TCO (train control officer) at Rooiwal sets up the signals for the next approaching passenger train. Rooiwal is one of five remaining stations on the Free State main line between Vereeniging a... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: none
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 08, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 14, 2010

Views: 3,924
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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