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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
3/29/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: South African Railways
Model:UNKNOWN UNKNOWNBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:2790/2015Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:Afro 4000 (Vossloh)
Other locos with this serial:  
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PRASA Class Afro 4000 4010
Title:  PRASA Class Afro 4000 4010
Description:  Between November 2014 and April 2015 the first thirteen of twenty Class Afro 4000 diesel-electric locomotives for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa came ashore in Table Bay Harbour. The locomotive was the first new engine to be acquired by PRASA since its establishment and is a Cape gauge version of the Euro 4000 that has been built for European railways since 2007 by Vossloh Rail Vehicles of Albuixech, Valencia. The Afro 4000 soon became controversial since it exceeds the maximum height limit of the South African loading gauge by nearly seven inches.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class Afro 4000.
Photo Date:  4/2/2015  Upload Date: 10/22/2015 8:11:04 PM
Location:  Table Bay, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Title:  PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Description:  The no. 2 end of the locomotive. It is still brand new, having come ashore in Table Bay Harbour on 2 April 2015.
Photo Date:  9/17/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 7:25:50 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Title:  PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Description:  The no. 1 end of the locomotive, which was the front end at the time of the derailment, is covered in tarpaulins
Photo Date:  9/17/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 7:23:18 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
Wreck scene
Title:  Wreck scene
Description:  Two days short of a month after the accident, the wrecks were still lying where they fell, apart from being moved out of the way to clear the track.
Photo Date:  9/17/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 6:46:00 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  414   Comments: 0
PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Title:  PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Description:  By 8 October, seven weeks and a day after the derailment, the presence of a pair of bulldozers seems to indicate that removal of the wrecks was at least being contemplated...
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 7:37:12 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Title:  PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Description:  The no. 1 end of the locomotive, which was the front end at the time of the derailment.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 7:40:12 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Title:  PRASA Class Afro 4000 no. 4010
Description:  The Afro 4000 locomotives are already controversial because they exceed the maximum height limit of the South African loading gauge by nearly seven inches. At least one of them have already sustained damage when its roof came into contact with the 3kV catenary at an underpass near Koup siding in the Karoo. While it's height probably had nothing to do with this derailment, the Afro 4000's short track record will definitely not benefit from this accident.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 7:44:42 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
Water tank, bogie, cab fragments, 4010 and dozers
Title:  Water tank, bogie, cab fragments, 4010 and dozers
Description:  I was told by a security guard, who had me fill in my name and vehicle registration in a register, that "PRASA does not want people to take photographs here".
If anyone of PRASAs management had his/her finger even halfway out, there would have been nothing here to take pictures of within 3 to 5 days after the accident!
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 10:04:34 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 4010(UNKNOWN)
Views:  363   Comments: 0


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