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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: 300947

SAME PLACE, DIFFERENT CENTURY: Another shot at Malan. Compare this with Photo #300407 taken almost 20 year later. A then almost brand new 6E1 E1754 takes the Cape Town - Touws River stopping passe... (more)

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: 6E1
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1754
Train ID: CT - Touws River Pax
Photo Date: January, 1991


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By: RailRog

Added: Oct 19, 2009

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Photo ID: 299876

The 3 Class 33 locos were sounding very nice as they speed past with 37 wagons in tow, consisting of containers, grain, petrol tankers and DZ's.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 33-000 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 2009


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Oct 10, 2009

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Photo ID: 299345

Beaufort West is the end of the line for these Cape Town based 3Kv Class 6E1's. The stretch from here to Kimberley is the stamping ground of the 25Kv Class 7E's.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1481
Train ID: UCW Class 6E1 Series 4 1973-74
Photo Date: September 16, 2009


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By: Col André Kritzinger

Added: Oct 05, 2009

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Photo ID: 293089

40 Years on and still going strong! Introduced in 1969-70 the SAR Class 33s were the first major order of mainline diesels taken into service in South Africa. Here a trio of these battle-scarred v... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: GE U20C (Spoornet Class 33)
Location: Mossel Bay - Worcester, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33 006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 12, 2009


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By: RailRog

Added: Aug 06, 2009

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Photo ID: 292553

Crew change on a rainy day.

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: CLASS 33-400 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33511
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 24, 2007


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Aug 01, 2009

Views: 2,312
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Photo ID: 292155

Twenty years have passed since the old South African Railways (SAR) became Spoornet (and more recently, Transnet Freight Rail), yet a number of Class 6E1 electrics remain in their original SAR red... (more)

Railroad: Transnet Freight Rail
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Suurbekom, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1639 & E1610
Train ID: Premier Classe
Photo Date: July 26, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 28, 2009

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Photo ID: 286302

The "month-end Fridays only" Shosholoza Meyl "Tourism" from Johannesburg to East London is seen southbound near Meyerton behind class 6E1 E1593 in original SAR red livery. The train is ferrying tw... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Meyerton, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1593
Train ID: 74205
Photo Date: May 01, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 04, 2009

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Photo ID: 286300

The Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg "Tourism", speeds north on the Free State main line between Serfontein and Rooiwal behind Class 6E1 E1616, still sporting its original South African Railways red... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: Class 6E1
Location: Rooiwal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E1616
Train ID: 37016
Photo Date: April 13, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 04, 2009

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Photo ID: 252287

This loco is sometimes used to pull the Choo-Tjoe train between George and Mossel Bay.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: CLASS 32-000 TYPE GE U18C1
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 32029
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 23, 2008


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 24, 2008

Views: 3,575
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Photo ID: 249254

33510 running light through Resiesbaan heading west towards Riversdal.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: CLASS 33-400 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33510
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 28, 2008


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 02, 2008

Views: 3,252
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Photo ID: 230930

Class 33 number 509 busy shunting in the Worcester yard.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: CLASS 33-400 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33509
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 17, 2007


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Apr 10, 2008

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Photo ID: 205736

Smoke is pouring out of these 2 old girls as they accelerate over the hill through Cooper.

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: CLASS 33-400 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Southern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33509
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2006


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Oct 10, 2007

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Photo ID: 203747

The daily trains between Voorbaai and Worcester normally cross here, at Swellendam or another siding just around the courner from here depending which train is where first and the crews also swop ... (more)

Railroad: Spoornet
Locomotive: CLASS 33-400 TYPE GE U20C
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33515
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 17, 2007


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By: Fanie Kleynhans

Added: Sep 27, 2007

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Photo ID: 202272

A pair of the few Class 33-400's remaining in service get refuelled below the old coaling dock at Beaconsfield.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 33-400
Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Locomotive #: 33-498
Train ID: Dorbyl GE U20C 36627/1968-70
Photo Date: August 25, 2007


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By: André Kritzinger

Added: Sep 19, 2007

Views: 3,108
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Photo ID: 201294

All South African electric locomotives up to and including the Class 7E's were bidirectional. That came to an end with the arrival of the Class 7E1's, with a cab at one end only.

Railroad: South African Railways
Locomotive: Class 7E1
Location: Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Locomotive #: E7111
Train ID: Dorbyl Hitachi Class 7E1 1980-81
Photo Date: August 16, 2007


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By: André Kritzinger

Added: Sep 13, 2007

Views: 5,721
Comments: 1

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