Two class 43s lead a ballast train up the grade outside Velddrif towards loop 1.
The back end of an empty ore train is rolling past as the train has just departed the Salkor yard for the long trip back to the mines.
An empty ore train heads north over the Berg (Mountain) river at Velddrif in the late afternoon with E9012 at the back.
An empty ore train heads back to the mines north of Velddrif here in the late afternoon.
It is not often that one sees a single loco at the front of an empty ore train as was the case here with 15036 leading the train away from Saldanha back north.
15037 brings up the back of an empty ore train heading north between Velddrif and Loop 1.
A loaded ore train is close to its destination at Saldanha, seen here crossing the Berg river outside Velddrif.
A loaded ore train drops down the grade with E9014 at the back and also some extra covered wagons added on behind the ore wagons.
What better way to spent your birthday than to go chase trains! Here a loaded ore train starts heading down a slight grade for the last part of the journey into Saldanha.
Two class 34s with a heavy load behind drifts slowly down the grade outside Velddrif towards Saldanha.
E9012 looks like she had been working hard lately as seen here on the back of an empty train heading back to the mines up north.
Interesting consist leading this empty ore train, an electric, a passenger car and 3 diesels which were working quite hard as is evident by the smoke.
Today was my birthday and what better way to spend it than to go chase trains! Here 2 class 34s and class 9E electric pushes at the back of a very long empty ore train.