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The South African Blue Train
Photos of the luxury world renowned Blue Train, now operated by Transnet Freight Rail.
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Photo ID: 538968

Late on a winter afternoon and the world renowned luxury Blue Train, headed by 18-770 / 18-771, passes through the remains of Pentrich Station in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. The train was ru... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-770 / 18-771
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: July 18, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jul 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 538959

A nineteen coach Blue Train set, headed by 18-770 / 18-771, is passing through Cliffdale in KwaZulu Natal on its way back to Johannesburg / Pretoria. The train left Johannesburg on Thursday aftern... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Cliffdale - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-770 / 18-771
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: July 18, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jul 18, 2015

Views: 1,750
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Photo ID: 538957

With the sun dropping fast and the shadows growing longer late on a lovely winter afternoon, the luxury Blue Train, headed by 18-770 / 18-771, passes through the remains of Camperdown Station in K... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Camperdown - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-770 / 18-771
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: July 18, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jul 18, 2015

Views: 1,566
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Photo ID: 537885

Grubby red 18Es on a late running Blue Train.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 18E
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-685 & 18-670
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: RailRog

Added: Jul 10, 2015

Views: 1,274
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Photo ID: 537877

Two beauties in one picture. The blue train heads back to Pretoria in the north of South Africa in front of a beautiful Table Mountain, the world renowned landmark of Cape Town.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18685,18670
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 10, 2015


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By: Francois Mattheus

Added: Jul 10, 2015

Views: 1,322
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Photo ID: 536497

CHINA BLUE....two of Transnet Freight Rail's Chinese class 20E dual voltage 3kV DC / 25kV AC electric locomotives (Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., a subsidiary of the China South Locomotive and R... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E
Location: Regina, North West province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 031 & 20 032
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: March 14, 2015


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 28, 2015

Views: 1,720
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Photo ID: 535550

The Blue Train passes through Tulbaghkloof behind 20032 and 20031 with the old road visible below the train.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 2015


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 20, 2015

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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 535417

The 2 China Dolls painted in the Blue Train livery racing along in the section between Hermon and Gouda with the Blue Train in tow.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Jun 19, 2015

Views: 2,256
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Photo ID: 530949

The Blue Train makes her way through the Boland region of the Cape en route to Pretoria situated in the far north of the country, with her 20E matching locomotives.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: TFR 20031,20032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 15, 2015


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By: Francois Mattheus

Added: May 15, 2015

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Photo ID: 530419

The Blue train & it's new Locomotives pass ESKOM's (Electricity Supply Commission of South Africa) Linesmen working on stringing new Electricity cables at Cliffdale station. This weekend is the fi... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E
Location: Cliffdale - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E20 031
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 10, 2015


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By: Greg Hart

Added: May 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 530204

Sunrise and a first for us Natalians to see the two specially designated Blue Train Class 20E locomotives, who look stunning in this livery! Section Manager and senior Umbilo Depot driver, Mr. Chr... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 032 / 20 031
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 08, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 08, 2015

Views: 3,090
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Photo ID: 530200

Section Manager and senior Umbilo Depot driver, Mr. Chris Schutte and the Blue Train are close to their destination now, as they pass under the Congella Road bridge. The train will be in Durban fo... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 032 / 20 031
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 08, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 08, 2015

Views: 1,983
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Photo ID: 530199

The two specially designated Blue Train Class 20E locomotives, who look stunning in this livery, are at Cliffdale, about 1 hours out of Durban now. Section Manager and senior Umbilo Depot driver,... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 20E (Electric)
Location: Cliffdale - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20 032 / 20 031
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 08, 2015


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: May 08, 2015

Views: 3,385
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 528102

The class 14Es were painted in the Blue Train colours for duty on the Blue Train but were withdrawn after two caught fire. Here 14108 and 109 lead the train through Paarl to Pretoria.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14108
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2012


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 22, 2015

Views: 1,702
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Photo ID: 527450

20031 and 20032 newly painted in the Blue Train colours are seen here heading through Muldersvlei on the first trip back to Johannesburg.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 20E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 20031
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2015


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By: Joyce van der Vyver

Added: Apr 18, 2015

Views: 2,225
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