A cement train heads up country through the Natal Midlands on a lovely spring afternoon.
Three Transnet Freight Rail class 34s and their cement consist trundle along the busy Germiston to Pretoria mainline.
A beautiful winter morning as 18-317 brings her cement train right handed into Dargle Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, having just made the climb up from Lions River. There is however no ro... (more)
18-317, with her refreshed face, has made the climb up out of Pietermaritzburg to the top of Boughton with her bulk load of cement. The line levels out briefly now, before the climb up to Cedara ... (more)
A very patchy and faded 18-082, assisted by 18-667 and 18-125, have almost completed the long climb up from Lions River, through Dargle, Lidgetton and Balgowan to Nottingham Road in the KwaZulu Na... (more)
An outward bound from Durban cement train, headed by 18-237 / 18-639, is climbing out of Pietermaritzburg through Boughton and towards Cedara. Large volumes of cement are carried on the Natal Mai... (more)
18-066 and a cement train pass the wreck of a Cessna, that a bit earlier had overshot the end of a runway on landing at a private airstrip on a farm on top of the hill to the right of the photo an... (more)
A beautiful winter sunrise and 18-317, with a newly refreshed / painted cab end, is passing through Ashburton Station with a load of cement. The locomotives would have left their depot as light u... (more)
Late afternoon winter's day during July in the Natal Midlands we see a cement train heading up north to Newcastle.
18-515 is in charge of this cement train as it passes through the Cliffdale area running contra flow. The units would have picked up the load from NPC (Natal Portland Cement) at Mount Vernon.
18-205 heads a cement train for up North
Stuck in the snow! Heavy snow bought the NATCOR line to a standstill with numerous power lines down. 18E 517 rests with her cement train in the cold, on a lovely winters day.
On an incredibly hot and dry spring morning, 18-205 climbs the hill away from Dargle towards Lidgetton in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands with a load of cement.
Class 18E's pulling a Cement train for Newcastle from Mount Vernon siding, seen here at Cliffdale.
The shadows are getting longer, with just the last of the late afternoon winter sun managing to get through. 18-778 and a cement train is seen here passing through the remains of Camperdown Stati... (more)