RailPictures.Net Photo: RB201 RRL Grindrod South Africa ex- SAR Class 31 (GE U12B) at Welkom, Free State province, South Africa by Eugene Armer
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» RRL Grindrod South Africa (more..)
» ex- SAR Class 31 (GE U12B) (more..)
» Harmony Gold Nyala shaft (more..)
» Welkom, Free State province, South Africa (more..)
» June 03, 2013
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The class 31 diesel-electric locomotives (GE U12B) were imported from the USA and placed in service on the South African Railways (SAR) in 1958. All have been withdrawn, but a few survive in industrial use with private operators. This example is owned by RRL Grindrod and operates at Welkom, hauling gold-bearing ore from two of Harmony Gold's shafts on the north west side of town. The original high short hood has been replaced with a chopped nose. Taken with permission during Tanago's recent South Africa railfan tour.
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