RailPictures.Net Photo: E1101 Transnet Freight Rail Class 5E1 Series 5 (Electric) at Pennington, South Africa by SAR Connecta
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Transnet Freight Rail (more..)
Class 5E1 Series 5 (Electric) (more..)
Pennington Station (more..)
Pennington, South Africa (more..)
November 02, 2012
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E1101 (more..)
Road Knowledge (more..)
SAR Connecta (more..)
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Always a pleasure to see this beautiful old lady, E1101, out and about and even more of a thrill to see her down the KwaZulu Natal South Coast at Pennington Station. Over a four year period, from 1966 to 1969, 225 of these Class 5E1 Series 5 dual cab / bi-directional electric locomotives entered service in South Africa. All of them had been withdrawn from active service by 2007. A few of them were saved from the cutting torches of the scrappers, with Rovos Rail acquiring nine of them and Spoornet (the predecessor to Transnet) retaining two of them, E1101 & E1102, which are now based at Danskraal / Ladysmith. Both of them were extensively modified and they are now used for driver & road knowledge training, in tandem with the coach you see behind E1101 in this photo, Coach 40117, which is equipped at both ends with driving controls and a classroom type set up for training purposes.
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