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SAR / SAS "Red & Whisker" Collection
The red & whisker livery of the South African Railways / Suid Afrikaanse Spoorwee collection. Getting harder to find examples of this fantastic and much loved livery still in service!
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Photo ID: 508042

In 1965/66, the South African Railways (SAR) imported sixty five type U20C diesels from General Electric in the USA. These veteran locomotives have now all been withdrawn from service, but some ha... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 33 (GE U20C)
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33-041
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 13, 2014


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Nov 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 503646

Class 8E (centre cab electric shunting locomotive), E8056, is shunting a Type 5M Motor Coach around the big Metrorail yards, north of Durban Station. E8056 has made it through her entire working ... (more)

Railroad: Metrorail
Locomotive: Class 8E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E8056
Train ID: Shunt
Photo Date: April 07, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 503635

E1511 / E1577 / E1569 / E1401 have just come off the Umgababa Bridge and are running light units from Umkomaas to their depot at Wentworth, Durban. E1511 and E1569, have subsequent to this photo ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umgababa - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1511
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: February 27, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 503555

Early on a bright, yet chilly winter morning, at Lions River Station in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. E1592, in her original SAR livery, is making a scheduled crew change stop, with the overnight J... (more)

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal Midlands, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1592
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: July 02, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 503537

E1592 leads a passenger special returning from the Jazz festival in Cape Town back to Johannesburg into Worcester station.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1592
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 30, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Oct 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 502333

A Special 100th Anniversary train for the African National Congress political party (ANC) in Durban 2012. Seen here approaching Lions River.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Lions River - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1496
Train ID: Special
Photo Date: January 07, 2012


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Oct 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 500644

The yard foreman has one more tumbler to throw and then E1504 & E1422 will be clear to leave Bayhead Yard to return to their depot at Wentworth, having just dropped off empty timber wagons from Um... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1504 / E1598
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: March 04, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Oct 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 500216

On the left, Class 6E1 units with E1598 in charge are just about ready to leave the large Bayhead Yard in Durban to return to their depot. On the right are Class 8E electric shunting units workin... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 / Class 8E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1598 / E8051
Train ID: Light Units / Shunt
Photo Date: March 04, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Sep 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 488557

A class 6E1 Bo-Bo 3kV electric in original South African Railways red livery, hauls a "pick-up" (wayside) freight northwards across the Vaal River at Fourteen Streams. The 2nd and 4th wagons are c... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Warrenton, Northern Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 1986


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 485869

The working life of E8075 is over, pictured here in the workshops at the Umbilo Electric Locomotive Depot in January 2011, as she was being stripped of her working parts to help keep the remaining... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 8E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E8075
Train ID: -
Photo Date: January 16, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 485621

Gone are the days! Class 6E1 locomotives, E1513 / E1540 / E1783, pass through Warner Beach on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast as they make their way back to their depot at Wentworth, in Durban. Th... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Warner Beach - KwaZulu Natal South Coast, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1513
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: April 02, 2012


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jun 14, 2014

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Photo ID: 482559

E1592 leads a passenger special from Cape Town to Johannesburg here through Salbar between the 3rd and 4th tunnels in the Hex River Valley.

Railroad: Shosholoza Meyl
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1592
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 30, 2014


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 23, 2014

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Photo ID: 481052

Class 6E1 locomotives, E1531 (still in her original South African Railway livery and with a full set of number and maker plates intact) and E1702, are seen here leaving Bayhead Yard after cutting ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1531 / E1702
Train ID: Light Units
Photo Date: February 25, 2011


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 11, 2014

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Photo ID: 471577

E1869 leads the Phelophepa Health train north out of Worcester station after a crew change.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1869
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 27, 2014

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Photo ID: 471170

Class 6E1, E1506, still looking fantastic in her refreshed original South African Railway livery nearly 40 years after entering service, together with three mates (a bit of motive power overkill),... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1 (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1506
Train ID: Tanker
Photo Date: October 14, 2010


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Feb 24, 2014

Views: 2,663
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