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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
7/26/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Col André Kritzinger
Dates:7/4/2017 - 7/4/2017
Album Info:Two new Blue Train sets were built in 1972, Set 750 consisting of 17 carriages and Set 751 consisting of 16 carriages. After being involved in a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005, Set 751 was upgraded and most of its carriages were rebuilt into new interior configurations, while two of its carriages were temporarily added to Set 750. By 2017 Set 751 was on the road again, now consisting of 19 vehicles, while Set 750 was being similarly modified.
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TFR Class 20E 20-032
Title:  TFR Class 20E 20-032
Description:  The first ten of ninety-five 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC dual voltage Class 20E electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail were built in China in 2013 and 2014 by Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., a subsidiary of the China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation (CSR), China's leading train manufacturer. The remaining eighty-five locomotives were built in South Africa by a consortium composed of CSR Zhuzhou and the South African Black Economic Empowerment company Matsetse Basadi. They are intended for service on the ore export line between Hotazel and Port Elizabeth and are numbered in the range from 20-001 to 20-095. Two of the units, numbers 20-031 and 20-032, were painted in a blue livery for service on the Nlue Train.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 20E.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 2:56:59 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 20-032(UNKNOWN) SAS 20-031(UNKNOWN)
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SAR Blue Train Baggage Van, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Baggage Van, Side A
Description:  On Set 750, the baggage van usually runs last in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train. The interior layout is, from the left, a baggage room, the conductor's cabin with periscopes and exit doors on both sides, and a baggage room with a toilet on the A side. In the 2006 Set 750 it was last in the train.
SAR Type K-52. Number range 21001 to 21040. Fitted with Rockwell bogies. Built in 1974. Length over headstocks 65' 5 3/16". Height 12' 11 3/16". Width 9' 4".
Photo Date:  10/4/2006  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 2:22:41 PM
Location:  Klerksdorp, NW, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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SAR Blue Train Semi-Luxury Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Semi-Luxury Carriage, Side B
Description:  This Semi-Luxury Carriage was originally built as a Type C-2 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a coupe to sleep one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a staff coupe to sleep two, a passenger’s shower and a passenger’s toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2006 set 750 it was no. 15 in the train.
SAR Type C-2. Number range 8003 to 8006. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  10/3/2006  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 12:38:03 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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SAR Blue Train Baggage Van, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Baggage Van, Side A
Description:  On Set 751, the baggage van usually runs first in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train when the conference carriage is attached and brings up the rear. The interior layout is, from the left, a baggage room, the conductor's cabin with periscopes and exit doors on both sides, and a baggage room with a toilet on the A side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 1 in the train.
SAR Type K-52. Number range 21001 to 21040. Fitted with Rockwell bogies. Built in 1970. Length over headstocks 65' 5 3/16". Height 12' 11 3/16". Width 9' 4".
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 10:48:26 AM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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SAR Blue Train Power Car, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Power Car, Side A
Description:  Counting from the baggage car, the power car is second in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train. Side A is the compartment side. The interior layout is, from left, a shower and toilet, a four-bed staff compartment, a control room, a diesel alternator set, two compressors, another diesel alternator set, a five-bed staff compartment, and a shower and toilet. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 2 in the train.
SAR Type ASP-1. Number range 348 and 349. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m. To sleep 7.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 1:44:35 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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SAR Blue Train Power Car, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Power Car, Side A
Description:  Counting from the baggage van, the power car is second in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train. Side A is the compartment side. The interior layout is, from left, a shower and toilet, a four-bed staff compartment, a control room, a diesel alternator set, two compressors, another diesel alternator set, a five-bed staff compartment, and a shower and toilet. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 2 in the train.
SAR Type ASP-1. Number range 348 and 349. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m. To sleep 7.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 10:59:22 AM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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SAR Blue Train Staff Carriage, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Staff Carriage, Side A
Description:  The staff carriage was originally built for the Blue Train as a Type GC-1-C composite passenger carriage and baggage van and was later rebuilt to a staff accommodation carriage. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 3 in the train.
SAR Type GC-1-C. Number range 2813 and 2814. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  10/27/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 1:30:13 PM
Location:  Deelfontein, NC, ZA
Author:  Photographer unknown
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
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SAR Blue Train Staff Carriage, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Staff Carriage, Side A
Description:  This staff carriage was originally built for the Blue Train as a Type GC-1-C composite passenger carriage and baggage van and was later rebuilt to a staff accommodation carriage. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 3 in the train.
SAR Type GC-1-C. Number range 2813 and 2814. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 11:09:57 AM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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SAR Blue Train Club Carriage, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Club Carriage, Side A
Description:  This club (smokers’) carriage was rebuilt for the Blue Train from a Type B-10 lounge carriage. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 4 in the train.
SAR Type B-10. Number range 811 and 812. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 11:26:08 AM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 5 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 5 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 B Carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers’ toilet. It has since been rebuilt into a Deluxe carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 5 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 11:44:24 AM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 6 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 6 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers’ toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Deluxe carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 6 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 11:56:16 AM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 7 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 7 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 B Carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers’ toilet. It has since been rebuilt into a Deluxe carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 7 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 12:11:04 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 8 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 8 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 B Carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers’ toilet. It has since been rebuilt into a Deluxe carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 8 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 12:21:31 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 9 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 9 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type GC-1-C composite passenger carriage and baggage van. It has since been rebuilt into a Deluxe carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 9 in the train.
SAR Type GC-1-C. Number range 2813 and 2814. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 12:32:50 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Kitchen Carriage, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Kitchen Carriage, Side A
Description:  The interior layout of this Type AA-2 Kitchen Carriage is, from the left, a shower and toilet, a dry store, a coupe, a combined cocktail and dry store, two coupes, a deep freeze and walk-in refrigerator, a vegetable compartment, the kitchen with gas stoves, and a pantry. Side A is the compartment/kitchen side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 10 in the train.
SAR Type AA-2. Number range 122 and 124. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 1:09:20 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 10 Kitchen Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 10 Kitchen Carriage, Side A
Description:  The interior layout of this Type AA-2-U Kitchen Carriage is, from the left, a shower and toilet, a dry store, a coupe, a combined cocktail and dry store, two coupes, a deep freeze and walk-in refrigerator, a vegetable compartment, the kitchen with gas stoves, and a pantry. Side A is the compartment/kitchen side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 10 in the train.
SAR Type AA-2-U. Number range 122 and 124. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 12:44:09 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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Blue Train Car 11 Dining Saloon, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 11 Dining Saloon, Side A
Description:  The interior layout of this Type A-2-U Dining Saloon is, from the left, a small vestibule with an electrical locker, a linen locker, the dining saloon and a bar, refrigerator, cold box and ice maker with a passage around them. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 11 in the train.
SAR Type A-2-U. Number range 121 and 123. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m. To seat 46.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 12:56:34 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 12 Lounge Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 12 Lounge Carriage, Side A
Description:  The interior layout of this Type B-10 Lounge Carriage is, from the left, an electrical locker, an air conditioning locker, a gentlemen’s toilet, a communications room, the lounge with a bar on the A side, a linen locker and a ladies’ toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 12 in the train.
SAR Type B-10. Number range 811 and 812. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 1:07:28 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Blue Train Car 13 Luxury Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 13 Luxury Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Luxury Carriage was originally built as a Type C-1 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite bathroom and toilet, a bedroom to sleep two with a separate lounge and an en-suite bathroom and toilet, and a coupe to sleep one with an en-suite bathroom and toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Luxury Carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, two twin bed suites and one double bed suite, all with full en-suite bathrooms, and a storage cabin. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 13 in the train.
SAR Type C-1. Number range 8001 and 8002. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 1:15:08 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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Blue Train Car 14 Luxury Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 14 Luxury Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Luxury Carriage was originally built as a Type C-2 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a coupe to sleep one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a staff coupe to sleep two, a passenger’s shower and a passenger’s toilet. It has since been rebuilt into a Luxury Carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, two twin bed suites and one double bed suite, all with full en-suite bathrooms, and a storage cabin. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 14 in the train.
SAR Type C-2. Number range 8003 to 8006. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 1:30:42 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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Blue Train Car 15 Luxury Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 15 Luxury Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Luxury Carriage was originally built as a Type C-1 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite bathroom and toilet, a bedroom to sleep two with a separate lounge and an en-suite bathroom and toilet, and a coupe to sleep one with an en-suite bathroom and toilet. It has since been rebuilt into a Luxury Carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, two twin bed suites and one double bed suite, all with full en-suite bathrooms, and a storage cabin. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 15 in the train.
SAR Type C-1. Number range 8001 and 8002. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 1:39:31 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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Blue Train Car 16 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 16 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type C-3 A Carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, a passenger’s shower and a passenger’s toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Deluxe coach with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 16 in the train.
SAR Type C-3. Number range 8007 to 8010. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 1:53:11 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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Blue Train Car 17 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 17 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 B Carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers’ toilet. It has since been rebuilt into a Deluxe carriage with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 17 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 2:00:22 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Conference Carriage, Side A
Title:  SAR Blue Train Conference Carriage, Side A
Description:  Counting from the baggage car, this conference carriage is last in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train. It was originally built for the Blue Train as a Type GC-1-C composite baggage and guard’s van and was later rebuilt to a composite guard’s van and observation/conference carriage configuration. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 18 in the train.
Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  10/13/2009  Upload Date: 11/22/2009 8:59:46 AM
Location:  Orkney, NW, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
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Blue Train Car 18 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 18 Deluxe Carriage, Side A
Description:  This Deluxe Carriage was originally built as a Type C-3 A Carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the left, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, a passenger’s shower and a passenger’s toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Deluxe coach with, from the left, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 18 in the train.
SAR Type C-3. Number range 8007 to 8010. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 2:07:51 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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Blue Train Car 19 Conference Carriage, Side A
Title:  Blue Train Car 19 Conference Carriage, Side A
Description:  Counting from the baggage car, this conference carriage is always last in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train. It was originally built for the Blue Train as a Type GC-1-C composite baggage and guard’s van and was later rebuilt to a composite guard’s van and observation/conference carriage configuration. Side A is the compartment side. In the 2017 Set 751 it was no. 19 in the train.
Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  7/4/2017  Upload Date: 7/16/2017 2:13:27 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Baggage Van, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Baggage Van, Side B
Description:  On Set 751, the baggage van usually runs first in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train when the conference carriage is attached and brings up the rear. The interior layout is, from the right, a baggage room, the conductor's cabin with periscopes and exit doors on both sides, and a baggage room with a toilet on the A side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 1 in the train.
SAR Type K-52. Number range 21001 to 21040. Fitted with Rockwell bogies. Built in 1974. Length over headstocks 65' 5 3/16". Height 12' 11 3/16". Width 9' 4".
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 2:00:53 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Power Car, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Power Car, Side B
Description:  Counting from the baggage car, the power car is second in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train. Side B is the passage side. The interior layout is, from right, a shower and toilet, a four-bed staff compartment, a control room, a diesel alternator set, two compressors, another diesel alternator set, a five-bed staff compartment, and a shower and toilet. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 2 in the train.
SAR Type ASP-1. Number range 348 and 349. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m. To sleep 7.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 1:48:30 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Staff Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Staff Carriage, Side B
Description:  The staff carriage was originally built for the Blue Train as a Type GC-1-C composite passenger carriage and baggage van and was later rebuilt to a staff accommodation carriage. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 3 in the train.
SAR Type GC-1-C. Number range 2813 and 2814. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 1:38:50 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Description:  This B Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 4 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 3:09:21 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Description:  This B Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 5 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 12:31:31 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
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SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Description:  This B Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 6 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 3:10:58 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Description:  This B Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 7 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  8/31/2003  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 3:16:58 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train B Carriage, Side B
Description:  This B Carriage was originally built as a Type C-4 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, the attendant's toilet and coupe, two compartments to sleep two each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two each, one coupe to sleep one, and a passengers toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Deluxe carriage with, from the right, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 8 in the train.
SAR Type C-4. Number range 8011 to 8020. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 3:25:44 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Lounge Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Lounge Carriage, Side B
Description:  The interior layout of this Type B-8 Lounge Carriage is, from the right, a vestibule, a bar on Side B, the lounge with two separation panels to divide it in three, a toilet and a vestibule. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 9 in the train.
Side B is the passage side. SAR Type B-8. Number range 807 and 808. Built in 1963. Length over headstocks 20.320m (65 feet 5 inches). Height 3.912m (13 feet). Width 2.896m (9 feet 4 inches).
Photo Date:  8/31/2003  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 12:43:19 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Kitchen Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Kitchen Carriage, Side B
Description:  The interior layout of this Type AA-2 Kitchen Carriage is, from the right, a shower and toilet, a dry store, a coupe, a combined cocktail and dry store, two coupes, a deep freeze and walk-in refrigerator, a vegetable compartment, the kitchen with gas stoves, and a pantry. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 10 in the train.
SAR Type AA-2. Number range 122 and 124. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 1:24:02 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Dining Saloon, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Dining Saloon, Side B
Description:  The interior layout of this Type A-2 Dining Saloon is, from the right, a small vestibule with an electrical locker, a linen locker, the dining saloon and a bar, refrigerator, cold box and ice maker with a passage around them. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 11 in the train.
SAR Type A-2. Number range 121 and 123. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m. To seat 46.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 12:59:55 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Lounge Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Lounge Carriage, Side B
Description:  The interior layout of this Type B-10 Lounge Carriage is, from the right, an electrical locker, an air conditioning locker, a gentlemen’s toilet, a communications room, the lounge with a bar on the A side, a linen locker and a ladies’ toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 12 in the train.
SAR Type B-10. Number range 811 and 812. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 12:50:07 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Luxury Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Luxury Carriage, Side B
Description:  This Luxury Carriage was originally built as a Type C-1 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite bathroom and toilet, a bedroom to sleep two with a separate lounge and an en-suite bathroom and toilet, and a coupe to sleep one with an en-suite bathroom and toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Luxury Carriage with, from the right, a butler’s cabin, two twin bed suites and one double bed suite, all with full en-suite bathrooms, and a storage cabin. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 13 in the train.
SAR Type C-1. Number range 8001 and 8002. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 2/16/2009 10:46:21 AM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Semi-Luxury Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Semi-Luxury Carriage, Side B
Description:  This Semi-Luxury Carriage was originally built as a Type C-2 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a coupe to sleep one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a compartment to sleep two plus one with an en-suite shower and toilet, a staff coupe to sleep two, a passenger’s shower and a passenger’s toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 15 in the train.
SAR Type C-2. Number range 8003 to 8006. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 3:44:27 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train A Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train A Carriage, Side B
Description:  This A Carriage was originally built as a Type C-3 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, a passenger’s shower and a passenger’s toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Deluxe coach with, from the right, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 16 in the train.
SAR Type C-3. Number range 8007 to 8010. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 6/7/2010 3:55:18 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train A Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train A Carriage, Side B
Description:  This A Carriage was originally built as a Type C-3 carriage for the Blue Train with an interior layout of, from the right, a passenger’s toilet, a storage cupboard, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, two coupes to sleep one each, two compartments to sleep two plus one each, a passenger’s shower and a passenger’s toilet. After a collision at Deelfontein on 26 October 2005 it was rebuilt into a Deluxe coach with, from the right, a butler’s cabin, three twin bed suites with en-suite showers and toilets, and one double bed suite with with an en-suite bath and toilet. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 17 in the train.
SAR Type C-3. Number range 8007 to 8010. Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 2/16/2009 10:51:43 AM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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SAR Blue Train Conference Carriage, Side B
Title:  SAR Blue Train Conference Carriage, Side B
Description:  Counting from the baggage car, this conference carriage is last in the string of carriages that make up the Blue Train. It was originally built for the Blue Train as a Type GC-1-C composite baggage and guard’s van and was later rebuilt to a composite guard’s van and observation/conference carriage configuration. Side B is the passage side. In the 2005 Set 751 it was no. 18 in the train.
Built in 1972. Length over headstocks 20.320m. Height 3.912m. Width 2.896m.
Photo Date:  4/7/2005  Upload Date: 1/29/2007 12:57:19 PM
Location:  Esplanade, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
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