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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: 529453

A flash back in time when the class 6E electric locos were still running, here E1197 and E1178 in Spoornet orange and blue lead a passenger train through Brackenfell towards Cape Town in the after... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: 6E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1197
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2006


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 02, 2015

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Photo ID: 529278

Another export this one for South Africa Model: ES40ACi Horsepower: 4,200 Build Date: April 2015 Weight: 291,010 LB

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: ES40ACi
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: 44003
Train ID:
Photo Date: April 29, 2015


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By: Joe Goodrich

Added: Apr 30, 2015

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Photo ID: 528572

Sandstone Estate's NG/G 16 No.88 has just left the sheds with NG4 No.16 following, as they enter Hoekfontein to pick up their respective train consists.

Railroad: Sandstone Estates
Locomotive: NG/G 16
Location: Ficksburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: 88
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 11, 2015


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By: James Attwell

Added: Apr 26, 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: 525084

What a big surprise we got this morning when the Premier Classe special that visited Cape Town for the Jazz festival appeared around the corner with one of the new Afro 4000 locos in the lead, all... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Vossloh Afro 4000
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: AFRO4003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2015


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Mar 29, 2015

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Photo ID: 525083

Finally we get one of the new Afro 4000 locos that Prasa ordered from Spain out on the main line, leading the Premier Classe which is newly painted in the Prasa blue livery.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Vossloh Afro 4000
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: AFRO4003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Mar 29, 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

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Photo ID: 523559

Veteran Class 6E1 electric locomotives, E1658 / E1595 / E1318, are pictured here passing through Ashburton Station on their way to Johannesburg, having just left the Transnet Engineering Workshops... (more)

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


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Added: Mar 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 522869

Two brand new class 20E dual voltage locos painted in the Blue Train colour is seen here on their first trip from Cape Town to Pretoria just north of Wellington.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20031
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Mar 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 522868

Brand new locos on the Blue Train and in the Cape! These 2 class 20Es dual voltage locos have specifically been painted in the Blue Train colour for use on it and is seen here on the first trip ou... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20031
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2015


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Mar 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 517953

On the morning of the 18th December 2013, amid obvious miserable / less than desirable weather conditions in Durban, South Africa, a rather significant railway event played out at O Shed in Durban... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 18, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 517609

Private safari train operator Rovos Rail has purchased a number of former South African Railways class 5E1 3kV DC Bo-Bo electric locomotives, to work its trains in Gauteng province. On a beautiful... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: Class 5E1
Location: Irene, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1104 & 1105
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: December 05, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 516631

Over the last five years or so I have made fairly regular trips down to Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast to watch and photograph the ex South African Railway Class 19D steam locomotives o... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 2767
Train ID: Saiccor No. 3
Photo Date: January 26, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 29, 2015

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Photo ID: 516280

Late afternoon now and having pretty much cleared the exchange yard of all its timber, Saiccor No.3, ex South African Railway Class 19D, No. 2767 (4-8-2), is on her way back up to the mill. Until ... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 2767
Train ID: Saiccor No. 3
Photo Date: January 26, 2015


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Added: Jan 27, 2015

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Photo ID: 516186

On a swelteringly hot summer afternoon, Saiccor No.3, ex South African Railway Class 19D, No. 2767 (4-8-2), is on her way up to the mill from the Timber Exchange Yard at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Na... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 2767
Train ID: Saiccor No. 3
Photo Date: January 26, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 26, 2015

Views: 2,716
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