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Class 6E1 Locomotives
Photos of the South African Class 6E1 electric locomotives.
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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: 520050

A passenger special that visited Cape Town for the Jazz festival is seen here just outside Worcester early in the morning on the return trip to Johannesburg.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1552
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 516937

The rising sun catches Shosholoza Meyl's East London to Johannesburg "Amatola" running about 15 minutes ahead of time, as it races past the Glen Douglas Dolomite Quarry sidings and loadi... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Meyerton, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1455 & E1362
Train ID: Amatola
Photo Date: November 15, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 31, 2015

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Photo ID: 515311

While watching his goats a young boy looks on as the Transkaroo rolls past heading in to Cape Town.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1667
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 21, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 515310

E1666 leads a late running Premier Classe here through Oostersee station for the last bit of the trip to Cape Town.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1666
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 2015


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Added: Jan 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 515002

The "Trans Natal", an overnight Johannesburg - Durban passenger train, headed by two Class 6E1 electric locomotives (in Spoornet "orange" livery), E1417 and E1321, crosses a mixed freight on the s... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Boughton - Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1417 / E1321
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: July 28, 2012


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Added: Jan 18, 2015

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Photo ID: 514365

E1666 leads the Premier Classe up the climb from Klapmuts towards Muldersvlei with about an hour left to Cape Town.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1666
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 09, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jan 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 514290

Some fresh paint at the dawning of a new day. The first two of this class to be put into the PRASA "blue" livery. E1667 (with E1603 behind) are Class 6E1 Series 5 electric locomotives, that orig... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1667 / E1603
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 12, 2015


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Added: Jan 12, 2015

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Photo ID: 514274

A southbound empty rail train is passing Skansdam junction on the Germiston - Vereeniging line, hauled by one of +/- 100 class 6E1's that still remain in service, no. E1352 from series 3, built in... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Meyerton, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1352
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 24, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 12, 2015

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Photo ID: 513929

A Premier Classe special that visited Spier for the day is running back to Cape Town here past the semaphore signal at Lynedoch station.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape , South Africa
Locomotive #: E1474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 13, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 513927

A very friendly driver hangs out the window to wave at us on this special move consisting of 3 6E1 locos, a 7E and a class 36 in the Prasa blue colour.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape , South Africa
Locomotive #: E1597
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 22, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 513389

Driver Bennie Matthee is at the controls of 6E1 E1950, leading the Trans Karoo from Johannesburg to Cape Town as it passes through the vineyards of the Hex River valley, heading towards its next s... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Worcester, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1950 & E1464
Train ID: Trans-Karoo
Photo Date: December 31, 2014


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By: Mark Berry

Added: Jan 06, 2015

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Photo ID: 513266

With around another 10 minutes before arrival at Kimberley, a brace of class 6E1s pass Riverton with a Rovos Rail 'Pride of Africa' train. E1671 underwent conversion in 2011 to a class 18E, and n... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1671
Train ID: Rovos
Photo Date: January 06, 2010


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Added: Jan 05, 2015

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Photo ID: 512987

E1510 and the overnight Durban to Johannesburg passenger train, "Trans Natal", is pictured here at Pepworth, about 10km on the Johannesburg side of Ladysmith. The train was running almo... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Pepworth - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1510
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: December 27, 2010


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Added: Jan 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 512800

Class 6E1, E1598 (in her original South African Railway livery and still sporting at least one of her prized and highly collectable brass number plates, outside the workshops of the Umbilo Electri... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1598
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 16, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 03, 2015

Views: 1,499
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