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Class 6E1 Locomotives
Photos of the South African Class 6E1 electric locomotives.
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Photo ID: 543071

Table Mountain and Lion's Head form a backdrop for the Trans Karoo Express, heading out of Cape Town

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1666 & 1654
Train ID: Trans Karoo
Photo Date: August 19, 2015


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By: RailRog

Added: Aug 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 541662

The passenger train from Cape Town to East London is passing here through Tulbagh station having just gone through scenic Tulbaghkloof to the right out of picture.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1555
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Aug 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 541661

The Transkaroo from Cape Town to Johannesburg slowly gets up to speed again after a stop at Wellington, with a faded E1818 leading.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1818
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2015


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 539831

The Transkaroo speeds through Sandhills in the Hex River Valley with E1818 leading on a hot day.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1818
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2015


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jul 25, 2015

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Photo ID: 539051

A faded E1666 leads the Cape Town to East London passenger train through Muldersvlei station.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1666
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jul 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 536813

The Premier Class train just outside of Wellington in the Boland region of the Western Cape. To note: This is in the middle of Winter.

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 30, 2015


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By: Francois Mattheus

Added: Jul 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 536353

Two 6E1s lead a short passenger train through a deserted Tulbagh station inbound to Cape Town.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jun 27, 2015

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Photo ID: 535419

E1597 in the red SAR livery and E1950 in the new Prasa blue livery lead the Transkaroo from Cape Town to Johannesburg here through Tulbaghkloof.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1597
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jun 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 534655

Out with the purple and in with the blue. PRASA recently reliveried their Premier Classe coaches (previously all purple) in their "blue", as per the generator car on the left. The colo... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1394
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: April 18, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 533105

Brand New refurbished (ex. Transnet Engineering, Bayhead) 6E1 locomotives make their way Braamfontein. These loco's now haul long distance passenger trains in the Western Cape.

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Ashburton - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E 1658
Train ID: Light Locos
Photo Date: March 18, 2015


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Jun 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 528576

Class 6E1 Series 3, E1394, built in 1972/3, is still at the yard in Durban with an uncertain future. A possible conversion / upgrade to Class 18E can be ruled out now, as the conversion programme... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1394
Train ID: Staged
Photo Date: April 25, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 26, 2015

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Photo ID: 527952

These 6E1 locomotives are freshly painted to match the new color scheme of PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa). Here they are on their maiden voyage hauling the Premiere Classe train ser... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: Prasa E1667, E1603
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 21, 2015


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By: Francois Mattheus

Added: Apr 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 527452

E1817 and E1186 take a rest between duties in the Worcester yard.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1817
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2006


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 525412

Two 6E1s in the Prasa purple colour lead the Transkaroo through Sandhills a few km outside Worcester heading to Cape Town.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1666
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 23, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 523684

Following a change to the crew at the very well kept Lions River Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands (due to the hard work of caretaker Daniel Madlala), E1658 / E1595 / E1318, continue on their ... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1658
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: March 18, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 19, 2015

Views: 2,648
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