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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: 511648

E1816 leads the Transkaroo out of Cape Town through Century City station with Table Mountain and Lions Head in the distance.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1816
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 11, 2014


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Dec 24, 2014

Views: 2,014
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Photo ID: 511614

Steaming through Gillitts Station on a cold and wet day, see's Umgeni Steam Railway's Inchanga Choo Choo on the Lunchtime run to Inchanga.

Railroad: Umgeni Steam Railway
Locomotive: 19D
Location: Gillitts - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2685
Train ID: Passenger
Photo Date: November 30, 2014


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Dec 24, 2014

Views: 1,910
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Photo ID: 511426

Looking for all the world like it was 1972, this preserved GMAM hauls her train upgrade from Albert Falls towards Pietermaritsburg. She is still operated by Creighton Municipality.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4+4-8-2
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Steam and Safaris
Photo Date: May 15, 2003


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 22, 2014

Views: 4,106
Comments: 1

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 511425

Cityview was a favourite location for rail photography in South Africa into the early 1970s when these behemoths hauled a parade of trains around this horseshoe curve. Double-heading was not unco... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4+4-8-2
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class GMAM No 4074
Train ID: Steam and Safaris
Photo Date: May 15, 2003


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 22, 2014

Views: 2,372
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 511420

Maureen is the oldest Cape Gauge Locomotive still in nominal working order. She is operated by Umgeni Steam Railways and should soon be working trains again. This railway is a part of the origin... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: Class 3BR No 1486
Train ID: Steam and Safaris
Photo Date: May 19, 2001


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By: David Benn

Added: Dec 22, 2014

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Photo ID: 510683

In 1989 the Sun City Express was introduced by hotel group Sun International in conjunction with SATS (South African Transport Services), to provide a rail service between Johannesburg, Pretoria a... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 37 (EMD GT26MC)
Location: Centurion, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 37-044
Train ID: Sun City Express
Photo Date: April 16, 1989


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 510077

The first two Class 21 electric locomotives arrived by ship in Durban from China on the 11th December 2014. 21 001 & 21 002 were off loaded at Maydon Wharf and taken across to the Umbilo Electric... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Frere, Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-636 / 18-748
Train ID: Special 21 001/002
Photo Date: December 12, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Dec 12, 2014

Views: 1,646
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Photo ID: 509188

A view over the city of Johannesburg (also known as Jo'burg, Jozi or Egoli) on a springtime afternoon, with the sky darkened by an approaching thunderstorm. In the foreground is the Braamfontein N... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 36 (GE SG10B)
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 36-070
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 16, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 04, 2014

Views: 3,160
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 508607

Sunrise and I'm stopped with my manganese train at Sheldon in the Eastern Cape with brand new Class 20E locomotives (China Dolls).

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Sheldon - Eastern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 024
Train ID: Manganese
Photo Date: November 24, 2014


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By: Noel Welch

Added: Nov 30, 2014

Views: 3,013
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 508460

Vintage South African Railway diesel traction. SAR Class 32-000 diesel locomotives, built by General Electric as type U18C1, 32-021 & 32-094, represent 2 examples of a total of 115 of this class, ... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 32 (Diesel)
Location: Ladysmith - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 32-021 / 32-094
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 05, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Nov 29, 2014

Views: 3,454
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 508042

In 1965/66, the South African Railways (SAR) imported sixty five type U20C diesels from General Electric in the USA. These veteran locomotives have now all been withdrawn from service, but some ha... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 33 (GE U20C)
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33-041
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 13, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Nov 25, 2014

Views: 3,732
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Photo ID: 507921

The first of this class into the PRASA livery! E1603 is a Class 6E1 Series 5 electric locomotive, that originally entered service in 1976, with what was then the South African Railways. Now fall... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1603
Train ID: -
Photo Date: November 24, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Nov 24, 2014

Views: 4,343
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 506674

Sunrise and the Blue Train, headed by 18-773 / 18-788, is seen here crossing the Pentrich Viaduct as it leaves Pietermaritzburg for the final leg of an overnight journey to Durban. The much antic... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-773 / 18-788
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 15, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Nov 15, 2014

Views: 2,848
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Photo ID: 506669

Today we see The Blue Train, heading towards Durban for a weekend Charter, it will head back to Pretoria on Sunday afternoon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18 773
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 15, 2014


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Nov 15, 2014

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Photo ID: 506599

Saiccor No. 3, ex South African Railway Class 19D (4-8-2) No. 2767, running with her generator car (for airbrake loads) / tender first and empty timber wagons down to the Timber Exchange Yard from... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class 19D
Location: Umkomaas - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: No. 2767
Train ID: Saiccor No. 3
Photo Date: February 26, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Nov 14, 2014

Views: 3,220
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