RailPictures.Net Photo: Sheltam 1201 Untitled ex-SAR Class 31 (GE U12B) at Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa by Eugene Armer
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ex-SAR Class 31 (GE U12B) (more..)
Cooke Plant loco depot, Rand Uranium (more..)
Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa (more..)
May 20, 2010
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Sheltam 1201 (more..)
Eugene Armer (more..)
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The first diesel electrics to operate in South Africa were 45 Class 31s (GE U12B), delivered to the South African Railways from the USA in 1958. Fifty two years later, three class 31s survive in service with Sheltam. Originally built with high short hoods, these locomotives have been rebuilt with rather bulbous looking low hoods. The original class 31, 31-001, is now numbered 1201 in the Sheltam fleet and is seen here at Cooke Plant loco depot on the Rand Uranium system at Randfontein, west of Johannesburg. Behind the 1201 are two of Sheltam's brand new GE Brazil C30-EMP's, still under wraps while they await a work assignment.
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