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)
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.
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.
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)
Crew change on a rainy day.
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)
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)
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)
This loco is sometimes used to pull the Choo-Tjoe train between George and Mossel Bay.
33510 running light through Resiesbaan heading west towards Riversdal.
Class 33 number 509 busy shunting in the Worcester yard.
Smoke is pouring out of these 2 old girls as they accelerate over the hill through Cooper.
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)
A pair of the few Class 33-400's remaining in service get refuelled below the old coaling dock at Beaconsfield.
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.