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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: 515722

Kirk Falls, a great location, but an extremely tricky place to obtain photographs at! The waterfall forms part of an enclosed (on three of the four sides) "amphitheatre" type geographical rock fo... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Shongweni - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-250
Train ID: Tanker
Photo Date: May 09, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 23, 2015

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Photo ID: 515591

Class 35 diesels (GE U15C) with the daily malt train leaving Caledon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 35 U15C
Location: Caledon, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-483
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 23, 2014


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By: Aidan McCarthy

Added: Jan 22, 2015

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Photo ID: 515582

The view from the old footbridge, as 18-291, outward bound from Durban with a tanker / mixed train, passes through Rosetta Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. Three to four decades ago stations... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Rosetta - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-291
Train ID: Tanker / Mixed
Photo Date: February 04, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 22, 2015

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Photo ID: 515567

Time is getting short now for the steam operations at Saiccor in Umkomaas on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, with diesel traction replacement expected soon. Saiccor No. 3, ex South African Railway... (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: September 04, 2014


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Added: Jan 22, 2015

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Photo ID: 514554

Early morning and 18-052 / 18-230 / 18-329 are outward bound from Durban with a load of containers. The train is pictured here passing the Nelson Mandela Capture Site at Lions River in the KwaZul... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-052
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: November 15, 2014


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Added: Jan 15, 2015

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Photo ID: 514464

Local production of the "China Dolls" at Koedoespoort in Pretoria is in full swing! Class 20E, 20 048, heads the ready line at Rosmead Station in the Eastern Cape in the morning sunligh... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Rosmead - Eastern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 048
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 06, 2015


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By: Noel Welch

Added: Jan 14, 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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By: SAR Connecta

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

Views: 1,488
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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

Views: 1,771
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Photo ID: 513387

Atlantic Rail's class 16DA pulling a Metro set on a test run from Cape Town to Stellenbosch is seen here approaching just outside Stellenbosch.

Railroad: Atlantic Rail
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 879
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 06, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 06, 2015

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Photo ID: 512865

It is just after sunset as a short load of military vehicles behind 18684 is seen here just after running through the tunnel 4 of the Hexton tunnels which is just over 13km in length with a passin... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18684
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 03, 2015

Views: 1,867
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 512728

Hauling lumber to Richards Bay.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 7E
Location: Idondotha, South Africa
Locomotive #: 7287
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2014


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 02, 2015

Views: 1,830
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Photo ID: 512377

Shosholoza Meyl / PRASA Class 7E, E7010, is pictured here at the Transnet Engineering workshops in Durban, having just undergone a repaint into the Shosholoza Meyl purple livery. E7010 is an East... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 7E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E7010
Train ID: -
Photo Date: June 04, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Dec 31, 2014

Views: 3,347
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 512153

Hillcrest Station was closed in 1992, all semaphore signals were removed and later the overhead cantenry in 2002. The building now serves as a restaurant called "Station Master's Arms".... (more)

Railroad: Umgeni Steam Railway
Locomotive: 19D
Location: Hillcrest - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2685
Train ID: Passenger
Photo Date: December 28, 2014


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Dec 29, 2014

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Photo ID: 512103

Unfortunately the weather did not play along for this rare occasion when two of PRASA's brand new Class 18E main line passenger haulers, 18-431 & 18-430, visited Kelso on the KwaZulu Natal South C... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umgababa - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-431
Train ID: Ballast Train
Photo Date: July 02, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Dec 28, 2014

Views: 1,814
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