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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
9/24/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: South African Railways
Model:GE U15CBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:Dorbyl 40527/1976Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:SAR Class 35-400
Other locos with this serial:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
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SAR Class 35-400 35-408
Title:  SAR Class 35-400 35-408
Description:  Between March 1976 and May 1980 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 35-400 GE U15C diesel-electric locomotives in service, numbered in the range from 35-401 to 35-500. Designed by General Electric, they were built in two batches by the South African General Electric-Dorman Long Locomotive Group (SA GE-DL, later Dorbyl).
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 35-400.
Photo Date:  1/22/2007  Upload Date: 3/2/2009 8:08:48 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  In April 2004 I had the privilege of a cab ride across Sir Lowry's Pass in 35-408. Not much room left in that cab now, since 35-403 ploughed into it during the accident.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 9:58:05 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
Views:  943   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  There's not much left of the cab of 35-408 after 35-403 (visible behind) ploughed into it during the accident. There were five crew members on board and all were injured, the worst having suffered a broken pelvis and broken ribs. Fortunately none of them were riding in 35-408, which was the second unit in the consist.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 10:02:14 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
Views:  517   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  Lady luck smiled on the shunter crew who rode in the third unit, 35-403. The chances that anyone would have survived in the cab of 35-408, the second unit, is virtually zero.
Photo Date:  6/13/2007  Upload Date: 10/4/2007 6:50:08 PM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
Views:  677   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  35-408, the second loco of the foursome, looks like it's ready for the cutter's torches, but then, considering Spoornet's loco shortage, a trip to the Transwerk shops in Bloemfontein for repairs is not totally out of the question either.
Photo Date:  7/12/2007  Upload Date: 7/14/2007 6:20:02 PM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
Views:  704   Comments: 1
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  35-408 certainly came off worst of the four locos, with her cab totally destroyed and even the frame torn.
Photo Date:  7/12/2007  Upload Date: 7/14/2007 6:24:49 PM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
Views:  574   Comments: 0


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