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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: 658121

Scanned image (original on Kodachrome - camera used was a Voitlander Vitomatic) Lindsay Bridge from The Lindsay Bridge Vintage South African Railways Collection and submitted here with permissio... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: -
Location: Touws River - Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: April 12, 1969


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 16, 2018

Views: 896
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 657888

Scanned image (original on Kodachrome - camera used was a Voitlander Vitomatic) Lindsay Bridge from The Lindsay Bridge Vintage South African Railways Collection and submitted here with permissio... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class 25C (Condensing)
Location: Touws River - Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 3496
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: April 12, 1969


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 14, 2018

Views: 837
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 657774

Scanned image (original on Kodachrome - camera used was a Voitlander Vitomatic) Lindsay Bridge from The Lindsay Bridge Vintage South African Railways Collection and submitted here with permissio... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: SAR Class 23
Location: Bloemhof - Transvaal, South Africa
Locomotive #: SAR No. 2559
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: April 11, 1969


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 13, 2018

Views: 1,156
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 655147

Zooming in on the luxurious South African Blue Train, headed by Class 18E Series 2 locomotive 18-773, in the section between Camperdown and Umlaas Road. The train was making a leisurely Sunday af... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-773
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 17, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 17, 2018

Views: 1,969
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 654741

On occasion full time freight haulers are called upon to head South Africa's internationally renowned luxury passenger train, the Blue Train. Class 18E Series 1 locomotive, 18-328 (and her running... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-328
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: September 22, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Apr 13, 2018

Views: 745
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Photo ID: 654627

20032 leads the Blue Train through Wellington on the trip from Cape Town to Pretoria.

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: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Apr 12, 2018

Views: 529
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Favorited: 3

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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: 911
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Favorited: 4

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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: 1,254
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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: 1,727
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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: 1,089
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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: 1,347
Comments: 1

Favorited: 3
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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: 1,506
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Favorited: 5
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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: 1,362
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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: 1,299
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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: 1,615
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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