RailPictures.Net Photo: E8096 Transnet Freight Rail Class 8E (Electric) at Durban, South Africa by SAR Connecta
 
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Transnet Freight Rail (more..)
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Bayhead Yard (more..)
Durban, South Africa (more..)
January 04, 2014
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Three of the remaining survivors of the original 100 that entered service between 1983 and 1985 for South African Railways - an additional 7 were built for the mining industry. Class 8E, centre cab, electric shunters, E8096 / E8090 / E8012, just after sunrise this morning at Bayhead Yard. The number of these locomotives still in service has been radically reduced in recent years as spares became unavailable. Those that have already succumbed are now being used as parts donors to keep the remainder of the fleet running. It is estimated that only approximately 40 are now still in regular service (excluding those that remain from the additional 7 for the mining industry).
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