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Sishen - Saldanha Ore Line
Photos taken on the 861km line between Sishen in the Northern Cape and Saldanha on the West Coast.
Photo Album By: Fanie Kleynhans
 
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Photo ID: 748310

Two class 43s lead a ballast train up the grade outside Velddrif towards loop 1.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 43 GE C30-ACi
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 43079
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 07, 2020


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 748224

A loaded ore train heads south towards Lamberts Bay with 15052 at the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15052
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 30, 2017


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Sep 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 746775

Late in the afternoon in Elands Bay as an empty ore train with 15007 at the back heads past.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 17, 2019


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Added: Aug 31, 2020

Views: 1,410
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Photo ID: 746773

15043 leads this empty ore train through loop 3 at Doringbaai on the west coast.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15043
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 30, 2017


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Aug 31, 2020

Views: 499
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Photo ID: 745537

An empty ore train heads north to the mines through this barren landscape with 15009 at the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2017


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Aug 19, 2020

Views: 1,023
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 744799

It's flower season on the west coast with a lot of pink and orange patches in this scene just south of Elands Bay as an empty ore train rolls past.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15074
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 17, 2019


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Added: Aug 11, 2020

Views: 841
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 743672

An empty ore train heads north through a green country side from the recent winter rains.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15015
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2018


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Added: Jul 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 741898

A loaded ore train waits in loop 1 for an approaching loaded train with class 9E E9018 at the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 9E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E9018
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 18, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jul 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 741814

A loaded ore train passes through loop 2 which is a few km north of Elands Bay in the distance by the mountain.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15025
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 22, 2014


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Added: Jul 09, 2020

Views: 745
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Photo ID: 740953

A loaded ore train has arrived here on the coast at Strandfontein with still some distance to travel to Saldanha.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 18, 2017


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Added: Jun 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 740473

15043 leads this empty ore train back to the mines here north of Vanrhynsdorp in an area that feels like the middle of nowhere.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape/Northern Cape border, South Africa, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15043
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 2017


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Added: Jun 26, 2020

Views: 633
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Photo ID: 740472

An empty ore train heads north passing underneath the Velddrif - Elands Bay road.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15045
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 10, 2017


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jun 26, 2020

Views: 622
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Photo ID: 739718

Retired E9008 sits quietly on the side while the class 15Es on the left are being prepared for the next trip up north.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 9E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E9008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 2017


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Added: Jun 18, 2020

Views: 703
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Photo ID: 739608

15069 is at the back end of an empty ore train waiting to cross an approaching loaded train in loop 1.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15069
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2017


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Added: Jun 17, 2020

Views: 532
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Photo ID: 738912

Two class 15Es and two class 43s are at the head end of this loaded ore train navigating its way through the cuttings between loop 4 and 5.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 15E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 15067
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 2016


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 10, 2020

Views: 621
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