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Photo ID: 349669

Sheltam # 3009 backs down the west leg of the triangle at Cooke 2 Shaft, to couple up to the empty hoppers placed there earlier in the morning by the night shift. The hoppers will be pushed throug... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3009
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: December 18, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 27, 2010

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Photo ID: 349443

Sunrise on the Rand Uranium system, and Sheltam C30 # 3012 is crossing the R559 with the last train of the night shift, empties from Doornkop to Cooke 2 Shaft. The empties will be left at Cooke 2 ... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3012
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: December 18, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 348225

After a complete overhaul, Sheltam's G18U is receiving a new coat of paint at Cooke Plant depot. This loco previously operated at Bank Colliery. In the left background is an EMD GT26MC, ex- SAR cl... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: EMD G18U (1976)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 1001 (was 19)
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: May 20, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Dec 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 335659

Sheltam's newest C30-EMP and last of the batch of 20 built by GE (Brazil) in 2006, is now in service on the Rand Uranium system. It is seen arriving at Cooke Plant with a train of loaded hoppers p... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Sheltam 3020
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: August 21, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Aug 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 333126

At the end of their shift, the crew of 2013 leave their locomotive to make their way home. Introduced to service in South West Africa (now Namibia) in 1966, this former SAR class 32-200 survives i... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: GE U20C1 (1966)
Location: Virginia, Free State Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Sheltam # 2013
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: July 20, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 30, 2010

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Photo ID: 330915

In the early 1960's, the South African Railways dieselised the railway system in South West Africa (now Namibia), with 115 class 32's (U18C1) imported from GE in the USA. Special bogies were fitte... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: GE U20C1 (1966)
Location: Virginia, Free State Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Sheltam # 2013 (ex- SAR 32-203)
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: July 03, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 330763

Fifty two years after being delivered to the South African Railways from the USA, this class 31 Bo-Bo (GE U12B) survives in service with Sheltam, but rebuilt with a low short hood. No.22 is seen l... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: ex-SAR Class 31 (GE U12B)
Location: Welkom, Free State Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Sheltam # 22
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: July 03, 2010


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Added: Jul 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 330649

The colours of winter on the South African highveld are evident in this shot of Sheltam's 3012 working through a rock cutting, as it takes 12 empty hoppers up the hill from Cooke Plant to Millsite... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3012
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: June 26, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jul 06, 2010

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Photo ID: 329846

To position a train at Cooke Plant's unloading bins requires several reversing moves. After arriving from Millsite on the track on the right, 3012 has backed its load into the yard in the backgrou... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3012
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: June 26, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 29, 2010

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Photo ID: 329845

Sheltam's 3012 kicks up dust as it leaves Millsite on the Rand Uranium system, with 12 hoppers of waste for processing at Cooke Plant. On the right is one of the derelict steam locomotives that ha... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3012
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: June 26, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 29, 2010

Views: 3,150
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Photo ID: 329038

Sheltam's 3013 is passing through Mid-load, hauling 12 hoppers of waste from Cooke 3 shaft to Cooke plant for processing. Note the colour light signals. Mid-load is the junction for the line to Ha... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3013
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: June 19, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 22, 2010

Views: 3,151
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Photo ID: 329036

The temperature is 1 degree celsius on a sunny winter morning as Sheltam's 3013 departs Cooke 3 shaft with its first job of the day - a load of waste for processing at Cooke plant.

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3013
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: June 19, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Jun 22, 2010

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Photo ID: 321883

After bringing in another load of empties from Cooke Plant, one of Sheltam's big GE's imported from Brazil is ready to depart from Millsite with a loaded train of mine tailings. Since the C30's ha... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3009
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: April 11, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 23, 2010

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Photo ID: 321079

One of Sheltam's big GE's imported from Brazil is ready to leave Millsite for Cooke Plant with a load of mine tailings. These locomotives are possibly the first ever in South Africa to be fitted w... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: C30-EMP (GE Brazil)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Locomotive #: 3009
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: April 11, 2010


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Apr 16, 2010

Views: 5,139
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Photo ID: 302484

Sheltam no.5 is a 32-year old U26C which still puts in a full days work on the Rand Uranium railway at Randfontein. No.5 is picking up a load of reef at Cooke 1 for the reduction plant at Doornkop... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Class 34-000 (GE U26C)
Location: Randfontein, Gauteng province, South Africa
Locomotive #: Sheltam # 5
Train ID: Sheltam
Photo Date: October 20, 2009


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By: Eugene Armer

Added: Nov 01, 2009

Views: 3,329
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