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Photo ID: 513266

With around another 10 minutes before arrival at Kimberley, a brace of class 6E1s pass Riverton with a Rovos Rail 'Pride of Africa' train. E1671 underwent conversion in 2011 to a class 18E, and n... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1671
Train ID: Rovos
Photo Date: January 06, 2010


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By: PrentonPimp (Jez Smith)

Added: Jan 05, 2015

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Photo ID: 445929

A pair of 3kv dc Class 6E1s head south towards Kimberley with a Rovos Rail 'Pride of Africa' excursion. At Kimberley, the train will either continue east to Bloemfontein behind diesel traction wi... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: class 6E1
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1671
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 06, 2010


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By: PrentonPimp (Jez Smith)

Added: Aug 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 328277

Still wearing Spoornet orange, E7067 shares shed-space with E7031 in the new PRASA-inspired 'Shosholoza Meyl' purple livery.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 7E
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E7067
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 27, 2010


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By: PrentonPimp (Jez Smith)

Added: Jun 16, 2010

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Photo ID: 318000

A string of Class 6E1s await their next duties alongside a pair of Class 10Es.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1259
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 27, 2010


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By: PrentonPimp

Added: Mar 21, 2010

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Photo ID: 293671

A candidate for restoration, hopefully. No 3457 was one of the fleet of ninety condensing Class 25's that were eventually converted to non-condensing locomotives when their huge condensing tenders... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 25NC
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3457
Train ID: North British 27317/1953
Photo Date: August 25, 2007


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By: André Kritzinger

Added: Aug 12, 2009

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Photo ID: 264228

Spot the odd man out! 25kv ac class 7E locomotive no. E7043 sports a patchy paintjob as she soaks up the winter sun at Kimberley. Most of the 7E's were in blue when I visited SA, with just a few... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 7E
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E7043
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2007


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By: Jez Smith

Added: Dec 21, 2008

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Photo ID: 264227

Resting on the former steam shed is locally built (from an EMD kit) Class 35-200 no. 35-303.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: EMD GT18MC
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-303
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2007


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By: Jez Smith

Added: Dec 21, 2008

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Photo ID: 261841

Class 18E's are former Class 6E1's, taken from the later series variants. They can be seen on duties requiring up to 6 locomotives and differ from their 6E1 counterparts by having a toilet (for t... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 18E
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-121
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2007


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By: Jez Smith

Added: Nov 29, 2008

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Photo ID: 261143

35-241 shunts the yard. Class 35's were constructed by GE, and EMD, and are used on light branches, and other duties deemed unsuitable for the heavier Class 34's. This loco is (unmistakably) an ... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: EMD GT18MC
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-241
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2007


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By: Jez Smith

Added: Nov 23, 2008

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Photo ID: 261130

Dating from 1978, the 100 class 7E's were South Africa's first production 25kv ac locomotives, and were ordered following successful trials with a Class 6E1 testbed, no. E1600.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 7E
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E7048
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2007


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By: Jez Smith

Added: Nov 23, 2008

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Photo ID: 261129

Awaiting attention from Beaconsfield's fitters. This loco was operating for Spoornet, now Transnet Freight Rail, dates from 1989/90, and can usually be seen hauling heavy iron ore trains with up ... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 10E1 (series 2)
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 10-121
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2007


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By: Jez Smith

Added: Nov 23, 2008

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Photo ID: 213316

The 80 members of Class 6E were basically a Class 5E1 'with knobs on' - Superceded in 1969 by the hugely successful 6E1 Class with it's many series variants. To view a video of Spoornet's fantast... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail (Spoornet)
Locomotive: Class 6E
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 02, 2007


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By: Jezmundomaximilliansmash

Added: Nov 25, 2007

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Photo ID: 213305

Still in South African Railways livery with oval number plates, these veteran locomotives are fast becoming scarce in South Africa. Catch 'em while you can!

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail (Spoornet)
Locomotive: GE U20C
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33-494
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 2007


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By: Jezmundomaximilliansmash

Added: Nov 25, 2007

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Photo ID: 203627

It's heavy and dirty work in the dust - time for a breather!

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 25NC
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3440
Train ID: Henschel 28759/1953
Photo Date: August 25, 2007


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By: André Kritzinger

Added: Sep 27, 2007

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Photo ID: 202543

No, not a mishap at Beaconsfield Depot.... The crane is being used to lift locomotives so that their bogies can be removed for maintenance.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 35-200
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-237
Train ID: GMSA EMD GT18MC 100-12/1974-75
Photo Date: August 25, 2007


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By: André Kritzinger

Added: Sep 21, 2007

Views: 5,233
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