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South African Gems
Just some of my favorite South African photos.
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Photo ID: 506508

18-210 runs contra flow through Lions River Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands with a load of container flats. The old corrugated iron goods shed still stands intact on the goods platform and ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-210
Train ID: Container Flats
Photo Date: October 30, 2010


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Added: Nov 14, 2014

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Photo ID: 506438

A late running Transkaroo arives here in Wellington behind newly painted E1950 in the purple colour scheme and E1552 in Spoornet orange.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1950
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 12, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Nov 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 506358

What you see here is the sad remains of part of what was once a busy and vibrant operation of the South African Railways, and in later years Alfred County Railway and the Banana Express - the two ... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class NGG 16
Location: Port Shepstone - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 26, 2011


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Added: Nov 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 506000

Two class 43s approach with a short load and about to pull into Loop 2 to cross an approaching loaded ore train.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 43 GE C30-ACi
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 43088
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Nov 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 505558

Only about 6 months left of steam at Saiccor now before diesel replacement! The last working steam operations (non preservation) in South Africa. Saiccor No. 3 (Ex SAR Class 19D No. 2767) - Leavi... (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: December 02, 2011


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Added: Nov 08, 2014

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Photo ID: 505196

A beautiful golden sunrise arrived right on cue in Lions River in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands! 18-194 is in charge of this car train as it crosses the old steel bridge out of Lions River Station. ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-194
Train ID: Car Train
Photo Date: September 24, 2014


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Added: Nov 05, 2014

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Photo ID: 505144

Two beautifully restored 5E1 electric locos of Rovos Rail parked at the Krugersdorp station. On the left in the distance the Transkaroo that brought us here about to depart again.

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: 5E1 Electric
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1123
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 2014


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Added: Nov 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 504950

EXX-3001/2/3 while staged in a yard in Maydon Wharf, Durban, awaiting the arrival of a ship to take them through to Brazzaville in the Congo. The three locomotives (EXX-3001 / EXX-3002 / EXX-3003)... (more)

Railroad: RRL Grindrod South Africa
Locomotive: RRL Grindrod Diesel
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: EXX-3001/2/3
Train ID: Exxaro Mining Group (Lease)
Photo Date: April 27, 2013


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Added: Nov 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 504940

CC 1103, brand new and looking beautiful standing quayside early morning while awaiting the arrival of a ship to take her and two other locomotives on to Sierra Leone. RRL Grindrod South Africa ar... (more)

Railroad: RRL Grindrod South Africa
Locomotive: RRL Grindrod Diesel
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: CC 1103
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 24, 2012


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Added: Nov 03, 2014

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Photo ID: 504787

A rare opportunity to see E1101 in front of Road Knowledge Coach No. 40117, as they leave their overnight staging position adjacent to the main entrance of Durban Harbour, to get a very early star... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 5E1 (Series 5)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1101
Train ID: Road Knowledge
Photo Date: July 12, 2012


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Added: Nov 02, 2014

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Photo ID: 504660

An empty ore train with 15054 and 43087 in the front passes through a S curve outside Lamberts Bay.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15054
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 23, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Nov 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 504583

Early morning and the sunrise is still a good hour away as ex South African Railway Class 15F, No. 3046 and SAR Class 25NC, No. 3472, hold themselves ready for an arranged photo shoot at the Ger... (more)

Railroad: Reefsteamers Association
Locomotive: SAR Class 15F / 25NC
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 3046 / 3472
Train ID: Photo Special
Photo Date: July 23, 2011


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Added: Nov 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 504461

Very early on a chilly winter morning as photographers set up for an arranged photo shoot, this is ex South African Railway Class 15F, No. 3046, at the Germiston (Johannesburg) yard / HQ of Reefst... (more)

Railroad: Reefsteamers Association
Locomotive: SAR Class 15F
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 3046
Train ID: Photo Special
Photo Date: July 23, 2011


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Added: Oct 31, 2014

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Photo ID: 504403

This is ex South African Railway Class 12AR, No. 1535, shortly before sunrise on a chilly winter morning at the Germiston (Johannesburg) yard / HQ of Reefsteamers, a steam preservation group. No... (more)

Railroad: Reefsteamers Association
Locomotive: SAR Class 12AR
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 1535
Train ID: Photo Special
Photo Date: July 23, 2011


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Added: Oct 31, 2014

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Photo ID: 502677

Day 3 of off loading. Class 37 Diesels (blue Spoornet livery), 37-066 & 37-069, have just coupled up to ex Queensland Railway 2250 Class, No. 2273, to move her down to a holding yard at the end o... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 2250 Class
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 2273
Train ID: Ex QR Import
Photo Date: October 19, 2014


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Added: Oct 19, 2014

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