RailPictures.Net Photo: 34-493 Transnet Frieght Rail Class 34-400 (GE U26C) at Magaliesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa by Eugene Armer
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» Transnet Frieght Rail (more..)
» Class 34-400 (GE U26C) (more..)
» Magaliesburg station 
» Magaliesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa (more..)
» August 11, 2009
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 34-493 (more..)
» 1318 (more..)
» Eugene Armer (more..)
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In steam days, Magaliesburg station was an important watering point, as all trains faced long climbs out of the station in both directions - east to Krugersdorp, or west to Zeerust. The line was dieselised in 1971/72, but 37 years later the track alignment remains unchanged. These class 34's have their work cut out for them as they lift 36 loaded fuel tankers up the 1 in 40 grade right out of the station. One of the original water towers can be seen behind the train, still in reasonable condition, but no longer in use.
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