The ugly duckling of South African rails.... A pair of Class 8E shunters, still in SAR livery, working in the Bayhead yard with the Bluff in the background.
Two trains await their marching orders, one behind SAR liveried Class 6E1 E1532, and the other behind Class 18E 18-224, recently rebuilt from a Class 6E1.
End of an era..... Bar at least one modified unit that I've seen repainted in Spoornet blue, the Class 5E1's have now all been withdrawn from service and most will probably soon end up getting cu... (more)
One of the last remaining Class 5E1's awaits the scrapper's torches. One of the main distinguishing features between the 5E1's and 6E1's is the stacked set of three grilles on the sides, replaced ... (more)
Two class 33s wait for the driver's assistant to throw the switch to push back onto their train.
Smoke is pouring out of these 2 old girls as they accelerate with a Rovos train behind heading to Cape Town.
3 class 34 400 locomotives arrives at Skansdam with a train of empty cement tank wagons.
Two class 33s and two class 35s are pulling hard on the 39 wagons behind as the train heads west towards Worcester.
Crew change time at Vleidam.
33513 leading a mix freight over the level crossing at Kleinberg towards Voorbaai.
33513 speeds past leading a short freight to Voorbaai.
Two locomotives switch the yard at Howick.
33501 leads a mix freight through Cooper heading to Voorbaai.
33501 leads a class 35 and an empty dz over the Gouritz river. The bridge to the far right is the N2 highway and the one in the middle was the road in the old days and is now use to bungee from.