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Photo ID: 376032

33014 leading this Rovos train into the night just outside Albertinia as the sun dips behind the horizon.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 33-000 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 365192

One of Rovos Rail's train sets is pulled out of the yard by ex- South African Railways (SAR) class 25NC no. 3442, to be placed alongside the platform at Capital Park station for the 15:00 departur... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3442
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: May 27, 2011


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 05, 2011

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Photo ID: 365190

Rovos Rail's ex- South African Railways (SAR) class 25NC no. 3442 stands alongside the platform at Capital Park station, providing a photo opportunity for passengers waiting to board the 15:00 dep... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3442
Train ID: Class 25NC
Photo Date: May 27, 2011


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 05, 2011

Views: 3,675
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Photo ID: 365054

Rovos Rail's ex- South African Railways class 25NC no. 3442 hauls the Pretoria - Cape Town train out of the yard at Capital Park, to place it alongside the platform for passenger boarding. The sem... (more)

Railroad: Rovos Rail
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3442
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: May 27, 2011


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 03, 2011

Views: 2,661
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Photo ID: 364783

33014 and 33509 lead a Rovos Rail train down the hill into Groot Brakrivier station.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 33-000 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 364566

Two class 33's are working hard up the grade with a Rovos Rail train, having just left the town of George in the distance behind the trees, currently on a 9 day trip from Pretoria to Cape Town.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 33-000 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2011


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: May 29, 2011

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Photo ID: 334756

What turned out to be Rovos Rail's last train from George to Cape Town, is seen on the outskirts of Ashton, crossing a small tributary of the Kogmanskloof river, which flows through the town.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Ashton, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-443 & 35-038
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: February 07, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 15, 2010

Views: 2,664
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Photo ID: 328318

In typical South African bushveld, Rovos Rail's train from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Pretoria, South Africa climbs the long grade out of Groot Marico. Two of Transnet Freight Rail's class 34 die... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 34-400 (GE U26C)
Location: Groot Marico, North West province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 34-461 & 34-417
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: October 20, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 16, 2010

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Photo ID: 321931

We are about 5 min away from our stop at Bellville on board the JHB - CPT tourist train through Stikland station where we meet the CPT - PTA Rovos train.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: 6E1 Electric
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1855
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2010


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 316841

Rovos Rail's last train from George to Cape Town runs through the valley of the Breerivier (wide river), near Bonnievale.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Bonnievale, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-443 & 35-038
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: February 07, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 10, 2010

Views: 2,458
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Photo ID: 316837

Between Bonnievale and Ashton, the railway twists and turns through the foothills of the Langeberge (long mountains) on 1 in 40 grades and sharp curves. Known as the Bonnievale bank, this section ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Bonnievale, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-443 & 35-038
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: February 07, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Mar 10, 2010

Views: 2,271
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Photo ID: 315209

The two retired scarecrows sitting comfortably on their bench never blinked an eye as Rovos Rail's George - Cape Town train rolled by. In another life, the last vehicle in the train was a South Af... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: none
Location: Klaas Voogdsrivier, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: February 07, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 23, 2010

Views: 4,747
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Photo ID: 314667

Between Bonnievale and Ashton, the railway twists and turns through the foothills of the Langeberge (long mountains) on 1 in 40 grades and sharp curves. Known as the Bonnievale bank, this section ... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Bonnievale, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-443 & 35-038
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: February 07, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 18, 2010

Views: 4,893
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Photo ID: 314546

Rovos Rail's luxury safari train is on its second last run from George to Cape Town, seen here passing through lush farmland as it approaches the small town of Bonnievale.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Bonnievale, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-443 & 35-038
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: February 07, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 17, 2010

Views: 3,439
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Photo ID: 314542

Rovos Rail will soon withdraw its luxury safari train from the "Garden Route" in the southern Cape. With two class 35's providing the power, the second last train from George to Cape Town negotiat... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 35-400 (GE U15C)
Location: Swellendam district, Western Cape province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 35-443 & 35-038
Train ID: Rovos Rail
Photo Date: February 07, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Feb 17, 2010

Views: 3,449
Comments: 1

Favorited: 3
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