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The South African Blue Train
Photos of the luxury world renowned Blue Train, now operated by Transnet Freight Rail.
Photo Album By: SAR Connecta
 
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Photo ID: 624469

The northbound Blue Train just before Hermon Station with Class 20-032 in lead.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20-000
Location: Hermon, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 2017


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By: Jaco Haasbroek

Added: Jul 26, 2017

Views: 684
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Photo ID: 590452

The Blue Train speeds north here between Hermon and Gouda with 14108 leading. The class 14Es were eventually withdrawn from service after 2 of them caught fire.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14108
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 25, 2016

Views: 1,098
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 586521

Sundown at Cedara Station and the Blue Train, with 18-802 / 18-807 in charge, has just completed the 6.9km section of track up through Cedara Tunnel. After a weekend in Durban, the train had depa... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cedara - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-802 / 18-807
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: September 21, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Aug 21, 2016

Views: 1,533
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 586119

Class 18E, 18-693, with the Blue Train passing through Botha Siding, while on the way to Cape Town.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Botha - Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-693
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: August 16, 2016


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By: Mark Berry

Added: Aug 17, 2016

Views: 901
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Favorited: 2
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Photo ID: 585736

A beautiful morning as the Blue Train passes by Senwes Grainlink Silos at Regina, with Class 20E locomotives, 20 031 & 20 032.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Regina, North West Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 031 / 20 032
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: March 14, 2015


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By: Mark Berry

Added: Aug 13, 2016

Views: 1,127
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Photo ID: 585570

The Blue Train departs Worcester Station in the Western Cape headed by Class 20E locomotives, 20 032 & 20 031.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 032 / 20 031
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: August 10, 2016


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By: Mark Berry

Added: Aug 11, 2016

Views: 1,376
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Photo ID: 577488

The Blue Train passing through the countryside near Stellenbosch

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 031 and 20 032
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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By: RailRog

Added: May 23, 2016

Views: 1,201
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 577387

After being delayed by 45 minutes due to adverse signalling near Cape Town, the Blue Train is making up time as it passes through Paarl station

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 031 and 20 032
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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By: RailRog

Added: May 22, 2016

Views: 1,120
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 575265

With a fresh Worcester crew in charge, the Blue Train is on its way north to Beaufort West. It is seen exiting the 2nd Hex River tunnel (approx 4.5km long)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 031 and 20 032
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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By: RailRog

Added: May 03, 2016

Views: 1,443
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 568332

A miserable Sunday afternoon, with a few weak filtered rays of sunlight just managing to get through, as the Blue Train headed by 20 032 and 20 031 pass over the Cliffdale Crossing. The train was... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Cliffdale - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 032 / 20 031
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 10, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Mar 04, 2016

Views: 2,084
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 567984

World famous Blue train passing through Pentrich station on a late winters afternoon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E
Location: Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18 770
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: July 18, 2015


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Mar 01, 2016

Views: 1,031
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 565085

The Blue Train leaves Wellington behind on a beautiful winters morning with 20032 leading for the trip back north.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 2015


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 09, 2016

Views: 1,259
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 563055

A week long maintenance closure of the Cape main line between De Aar and Kimberley resulted in the luxury Blue Train (as well as Rovos Rail and the Premier Classe) being rerouted via Noupoort and ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 & 34-900 (GE U26C)
Location: Springfontein, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-003 & 34-914
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 14, 2015


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jan 23, 2016

Views: 1,260
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 560485

Two class 18Es in TFR red and Spoornet blue lead a special Blue Train north through Malan in the late afternoon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18686
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2015


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jan 01, 2016

Views: 1,000
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 555964

A week long maintenance closure of the Cape main line between De Aar and Kimberley resulted in the luxury Blue Train (as well as Rovos Rail and the Premier Classe) being rerouted via Noupoort and ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34 & 34-900 (GE U26C)
Location: Springfontein, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-003 & 34-914
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 14, 2015


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Nov 25, 2015

Views: 1,488
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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