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Natal Main Line - Northern KwaZulu Natal
Photos from the Beacon Hill / Estcourt / Frere / Chieveley / Colenso / Harts Hill / Ladysmith / Dundee / Pepworth / Elandslaagte / Glencoe / Newcastle / Volksrust areas in Northern KwaZulu Natal.
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Photo ID: 662775

A pacing shot of Class 18 Series 1 locomotive, 18-179 as she was exiting KwaZulu Natal. Pictured here in the section between Chieveley and Colenso. This section of the Natal Main Line is one of ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Chieveley - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-179
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 04, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 30, 2018

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Photo ID: 657119

The Trans Natal on a hot and very humid summer morning (overnight economy class passenger train from Johannesburg to Durban - and return), headed by Class 6E1, E1510. The train, pictured here clim... (more)

Railroad: PRASA
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Frere, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1510
Train ID: Trans Natal
Photo Date: December 27, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 655845

Dry winter grasses. Class 18E Series 1 locomotive,18-197, is heading a Johannesburg bound container train and has just crossed under the N3 (main road between Johannesburg and Durban). The train... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Frere - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-197
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: July 15, 2012


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Added: Apr 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 655734

This container train, headed by 18-197, has just past through Frere Station and is now starting the climb up towards Chieveley. The train is Johannesburg bound and is about to pass under the R603... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Frere - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-197
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: July 15, 2012


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Added: Apr 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 652318

Class 36 (200) diesel shunting locomotive (GM-EMD SW1002), 36-206, is pictured here at the Danskraal Locomotive Depot in Ladysmith, Northern KwaZulu Natal shortly before being hammered by a typica... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 36 (Diesel)
Location: Ladysmith - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 36-206
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 05, 2010


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Added: Mar 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 652225

Brand new at the time to the Transnet Freight Rail Class 18E fleet as pictured at the Danskraal Locomotive Depot in Ladysmith, Northern KwaZulu Natal. Numbered as 18-416, she is one of a few loco... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Ladysmith - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-416
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 05, 2010


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Added: Mar 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 604500

A trio of 18Es start the climb up the Majuba pass between Newcastle and Volksrust with a load of coal empties on their way to Johannesburg and the coal fields beyond

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E
Location: Volksrust, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 2016


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By: Aidan McCarthy

Added: Jan 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 586719

400 meters in front of the train is the spot where a young news reporter, Winston Churchill, was captured during the Anglo Boer War (1899 - 1902), when the train he was travelling on was seized by... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Frere, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-780
Train ID: Grain Train
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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Added: Aug 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 586225

Another view of the lever frame with its layout diagram (see also Photo ID 585857). The signal cabin at Dundee Station in Northern KwaZulu Natal still contains its original lever frame (and its a ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: -
Location: Dundee - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2016


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Added: Aug 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 585857

The signal cabin at Dundee Station in Northern KwaZulu Natal still contains its original lever frame (and its a beautiful example of its type), which is used to control the colour light signals an... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: -
Location: Dundee - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2016


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Added: Aug 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 575190

Late on a beautiful autumn afternoon and Class 18E locomotives, 18-780 / 18-524 / 18-220, have just passed through Frere Station with a loaded grain train. The train is running contra flow across... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Frere, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-780
Train ID: Grain
Photo Date: May 02, 2016


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Added: May 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 566296

Class 36 (200) diesel shunter, 36-238, trundles through Ladysmith Station in Northern KwaZulu Natal from the Durban side on her way to Danskraal Locomotive Depot / Yard. Built by General Motors S... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 36 (Diesel)
Location: Ladysmith - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 36-238
Train ID: Light Locomotive
Photo Date: February 27, 2011


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Added: Feb 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 562242

Snow in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is rare in terms of it falling in areas that affect the Natal Main Line. Pretty heavy snow falls in July 2011 through Hidcote, Mooi River, Rosetta, Nottingham... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Glencoe - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-241 / 18-082
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: July 26, 2011


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Added: Jan 16, 2016

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Photo ID: 558686

18-376 with a load of containers is climbing up and away from Frere towards Chieveley. This is a lovely section of the Natal Main Line with a lot of the mastpoles / catenary (as pictured here) fr... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Frere - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-376
Train ID: Container
Photo Date: May 04, 2013


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Added: Dec 17, 2015

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Photo ID: 554863

While a typical afternoon thunderstorm brews, Class 18E locomotives (18-416 in the red Transnet Freight Rail Livery) with their trains stand baking in the extreme Northern KwaZulu Natal heat at Da... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Ladysmith - Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-416
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 20, 2011


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Added: Nov 17, 2015

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