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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
4/29/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Col André Kritzinger
Dates:10/8/2015 - 10/8/2015
Album Info:On 19 August 2015 a southbound Shosholoza Meyl passenger train (successor to the Trans-Karoo), hauled by one of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's controversial new Vossloh Class Afro 4000 locomotives (no. 4010), derailed at Modderrivier near Kimberley when it passed, at cruising speed, through a temporarily speed restricted section where track maintenance was in progress. Anyone who has not yet realised or is still in denial about the full extent of the degeneration of Saint Mandela's wonderful FSA as a result of 21 years of corruption, nepotism, incompetence, fictitious qualifications, fraud and black racism, consider that nearly all of these pictures were taken seven weeks and a day after the derailment, with ALL the wreckage still lying virtually where it fell. The wrecks were only removed on Friday 13 November. (2015...)
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Bridges and Blockhouse
Title:  Bridges and Blockhouse
Description:  In the steam era this double mainline from Kimberley to De Aar was known as the racetrack. Upon electrification in 1998-99, only the track at right was electrified, while the one at left was left in place, but not used and completely isolated from the rest of the trackwork.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 6:18:01 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Bridge,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  360   Comments: 0
Zig-zag looking west
Title:  Zig-zag looking west
Description:  The long-time unused line is now being electrified as well and both tracks are being upgraded to cope with increased ore traffic between Hotazel and Port Elizabeth. At this point a temporary zig-zag switches from the older electrified track at left to an already upgraded section of the long unused track at right, with a 30 km/h speed restriction through the zig-zag.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 6:25:44 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Wreck,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  359   Comments: 0
Zig-zag looking east
Title:  Zig-zag looking east
Description:  When the Shosholoza Meyl passed through this zig-zag at cruising speed on 19 August, derailment was inevitable.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 6:27:54 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Bridge,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  333   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:  419   Comments: 0
Wreck scene
Title:  Wreck scene
Description:  Two first class coaches, the bar lounge car and some passenger bogies.
Photo Date:  9/17/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 6:47:37 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  234   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:  315   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:  341   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:  292   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:  231   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:  304   Comments: 0
Plinthed Bogie
Title:  Plinthed Bogie
Description:  One of the passenger bogies literally plinthed itself...
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 7:52:12 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Plinthed Bogie
Title:  Plinthed Bogie
Description:  The bogie is rather precariously supported by one of its own wheelsets, but still standing after seven weeks...
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 8:07:05 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Power coach
Title:  Power coach
Description:  The power coach is used to generate electricity for the train.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 8:18:56 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  182   Comments: 0
Dining car no. 411
Title:  Dining car no. 411
Description:  In SAR days, no. 411 was named the "OLIFANTS", after the river.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 8:20:39 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Kitchen Car
Title:  Kitchen Car
Description:  The kitchen.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 8:26:40 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Lounge Car
Title:  Lounge Car
Description:  The lounge car, with a bar at the right end.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 8:29:55 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  156   Comments: 0
First Class sleeper coach no. 32054
Title:  First Class sleeper coach no. 32054
Description:  The whole train, consisting of first class coaches only, was refurbished shortly before the derailment.
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 9:20:36 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  185   Comments: 0
First Class sleeper coach no. 32153
Title:  First Class sleeper coach no. 32153
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 9:23:10 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  120   Comments: 0
First Class sleeper coach no. 32158
Title:  First Class sleeper coach no. 32158
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 9:29:07 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  146   Comments: 0
First Class sleeper coach no. 32159
Title:  First Class sleeper coach no. 32159
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 9:37:23 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  122   Comments: 0
First Class sleeper coach no. 32163
Title:  First Class sleeper coach no. 32163
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 9:41:36 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  134   Comments: 0
First Class sleeper coach no. 32164
Title:  First Class sleeper coach no. 32164
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 9:45:08 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  135   Comments: 0
First Class sleeper coach no. 32165
Title:  First Class sleeper coach no. 32165
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/8/2015  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 9:48:24 AM
Location:  Modderrivier, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  155   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:  369   Comments: 0


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