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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: 476864

TFR (Transnet Freight Rail) certainly put on a show when their world renowned Blue Train visited Durban during November 2013! Two brand new Class 18E locomotives, 18-773 & 18-772, were assigned t... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-773
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 17, 2013


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By: Greg Hart

Added: Apr 07, 2014

Views: 1,850
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Photo ID: 467965

The large PRASA / Metrorail Yard just north of Durban Station - the platform portals of the station can be seen towards the top left of the photo. One of the Blue Train sets is staged on the Cater... (more)

Railroad: Metrorail
Locomotive: EMU
Location: Durban, South Africa
Locomotive #: EMU
Train ID: Commuter
Photo Date: January 28, 2014


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Jan 28, 2014

Views: 4,230
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Photo ID: 465332

The Blue Train heads through Brackenfell station on its journey back to Pretoria on a sunny summer's morning with the driver greeting with a nice wave.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 14E1
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: TFR 14106
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 22, 2013


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By: Francois Mattheus

Added: Jan 07, 2014

Views: 2,399
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Photo ID: 464093

14001 leads the Blue Train out of the third of the 4 Hexton tunnels with some fresh snow on the mountain tops in the back.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Dec 29, 2013

Views: 2,080
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 459046

Brand new to the Transnet Freight Rail fleet, 18-773 & 18-772 passing through Umlaas Road, as they leave KwaZulu Natal with one of the beautiful and prestigious Blue Train sets, bound for Johannes... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-773 / 18-772
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: November 17, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Nov 17, 2013

Views: 2,629
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Photo ID: 456625

The luxury Blue Train operated a private charter from Pretoria to Bloemfontein for the Macufe Festival (Macufe = Mangaung African Cultural Festival). Northbound on the return journey to Pretoria, ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 14E
Location: Rooiwal, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-001 & 14-108
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: October 13, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Oct 28, 2013

Views: 2,337
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Photo ID: 456624

Spot on time at 06:24, the luxury Blue Train is running through Heuningspruit, passing the starter signal at the north end of the station. The train is led by class 14E class leader 14-001 and is ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 14E
Location: Heuningspruit, Free State province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-001 & 14-108
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: October 13, 2013


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Oct 28, 2013

Views: 2,053
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 452266

18-328 & the Blue Train, South Africa's premier and world renowned long distance passenger train, was an extremely welcome visitor to Durban, KwaZulu Natal this weekend. She is pictured here pass... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 18E (Electric)
Location: Umlaas Road - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: 18-328
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: September 22, 2013


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By: SAR Connecta

Added: Sep 22, 2013

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Photo ID: 439110

Winter have finally arrived in the Cape as is evident by the snow after a serious of cold fronts past the previous weekend. Here 14001 and 14107 lead the Blue Train through the Hex River Valley fr... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 05, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Jun 07, 2013

Views: 1,691
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 436805

Historically, the Blue Train has been South Africa's premier train since its inception in 1938 and is still listed as train No 1 in the current Working Time Book (the first 2 digits show from whi... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Dual Voltage (3KV DC/25KV AC) Electric Unit
Location: Near Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14 001 & 14 110
Train ID: Train 18001
Photo Date: April 24, 2013


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By: RailRog

Added: May 21, 2013

Views: 1,244
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Photo ID: 436395

Limited to 40Km/h for this section, the Blue Train carefully negotiates its way through Tulbagh Kloof

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Dual Voltage (3kV DC/25kV AC) electric unit
Location: Near Wolseley, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14 110 & 14 106
Train ID: Blue Train
Photo Date: May 17, 2013


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By: RailRog

Added: May 18, 2013

Views: 1,642
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Photo ID: 425241

14103 and 14101 lead the Blue Train into Tulbaghkloof just north of Gouda. The second loco have now also been given its stripes, matching those on the coaches.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E Electric
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14103
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 2013


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Feb 16, 2013

Views: 2,715
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 406028

The luxury Blue Train, northbound from Cape Town to Pretoria, is framed by the rusting footbridge at Fochville station as it speeds through behind a pair of class 14E Bo-Bo electrics. These locomo... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 14E
Location: Fochville, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-108 & 14-109
Train ID: 18001 Blue Train
Photo Date: August 09, 2012


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 12, 2012

Views: 2,462
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Photo ID: 396640

Contractors painting the roof of Paarl station building (one behind the lamp post on the RHS, one reflected in the window of the signal cabin) pause to watch the Blue Train as it heads through Paa... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E1 Dual Vlotage (3KV DC/25KV AC) Electric Units
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-101 + 14-108
Train ID: The Blue Train
Photo Date: April 18, 2012


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By: RailRog

Added: May 01, 2012

Views: 2,179
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 392787

The 14E/14E1s are rated by many as the ugliest looking locomotives on TFR. The designers of the prototypes at SLM certainly did not have aesthetics in mind when they drew up the bodywork! Two 'ugl... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 14E1 Dual Voltage (3KV DC/25KV AC) Electric Units
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 14-106 + 14-108
Train ID: The Blue Train
Photo Date: March 21, 2012


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By: RailRog

Added: Mar 21, 2012

Views: 3,206
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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