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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
9/23/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Col André Kritzinger
Dates:4/11/2010 - 12/31/2020
Album Info:Passenger coaches and motor coaches designed for commuter service. The older coaches are being shown here in three groups: those with all wooden bodies, those with sheathed wooden bodies, and the all metal group with hinged doors. With effect from the introduction of the Class 5M motor coaches with sliding doors, coaches and cab coaches were classed the same as their corresponding motor coaches (Class 5M to 10M). The Class 5M series is still in use country wide and first entered service in 1958. The first batch was imported (Class 5M2), and from 1961 onwards the rest were built by Union Carriage & Wagon (Class 5M2A). Having been in service for more than half a century, they have been much modified by now. The result is quite a confusing variety of appearances, especially amongst the motor coaches. In an effort to make sense of it all, I grouped the motor coaches into five types according to their exterior side appearance from front to back, as follows: .....oo....oo..... Type 1: The cab door, a double sliding door, a guard's periscope (often removed during later modifications), 3 windows, another double sliding door, and 2 more windows. .....oo....oo..... Type 2: The cab door, a single sliding door, a guard's periscope (often removed later), 4 windows, a double sliding door, and 2 more windows. .....oo....oo..... Type 3: The cab door, 5 windows, a double sliding door, and 2 more windows. .....oo....oo..... Type 4: The cab door, a double sliding door, 4 windows, another double sliding door, and 2 more windows. .....oo....oo..... Type 5: The cab door, one window, a double sliding door, 3 windows, another double sliding door, and 2 more windows. .....oo....oo..... There are more, but these are usually one-of-a-kind modifications, for example the Cape's Rainbow Commuter, the University on Wheels, etc. Also, even with the new Class 10M motor coaches there are already models with differences in appearance.
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Kimberley's Tram No 1
Title:  Kimberley's Tram No 1
Description:  Kimberley, South Africa's diamond capital, was the first city in Africa to install electric street lights. Not long thereafter, a tram service was introduced. Today a few of these trams still run between the city centre and Kimberley's Big Hole museum.
Photo Date:  1/5/1989  Upload Date: 2/18/2009 2:56:24 PM
Location:  Kimberley, NC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  846   Comments: 0
SAR Wood Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Wood Coach (Side A)
Description:  These wooden commuter coaches, and the later model metal sheathed ones, disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had a toilet at one end.
Photo Date:  4/12/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 7:09:35 PM
Location:  Voorbaai, Mosselbaai, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  605   Comments: 0
SAR Wood Coach (Side B)
Title:  SAR Wood Coach (Side B)
Description:  These wooden commuter coaches, and the later model metal sheathed ones, disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had a toilet at one end.
Photo Date:  4/12/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 7:00:19 PM
Location:  Voorbaai, Mosselbaai, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  333   Comments: 0
SAR Sheathed Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Sheathed Coach (Side A)
Description:  These sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and four doors to a side.
Photo Date:  8/25/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 10:19:34 AM
Location:  Beaconsfield, Kimberley, NC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  386   Comments: 0
SAR Sheathed Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Sheathed Coach (Side A)
Description:  These sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. This model is a 2nd Class coach. It has no toilet and five doors to a side. .....oo....oo..... SAR Type O-26, Built 1920, Number range 4691, 4706, 4707, 4754, 4755, 4761, 4775, 4779, 4783, 4786 and 5834, Length over headstocks 60' 0 1/2", Height 12' 0 1/8", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 72 passengers.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/12/2010 11:08:14 AM
Location:  Monument, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  438   Comments: 0
SAR Sheathed Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Sheathed Coach (Side A)
Description:  These sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and six doors to a side.
Photo Date:  1/11/2008  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 10:23:03 AM
Location:  Vink, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  370   Comments: 0
SAR Sheathed Combine (Side B)
Title:  SAR Sheathed Combine (Side B)
Description:  These sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. This coach started life as a first, second and third class composite baggage-van, one of two built in 1941. Its interior layout is, from left, a baggage compartment with two double doors on each side, a first class compartment, a second class compartment, toilets on both sides of a short passage with an interconnecting door to a third class compartment. At some stage the second class compartment was reclassified to first class and the coach type was changed from V-46-C to Y-10-C. .....oo....oo..... SAR Type Y-10-C, Built 1941, Number range 7376 and 7377, Length over headstocks 60' 8" (18.490m), Height 12' 1 5/16" (3.690m), Width 9' 1 3/4" (2.790m), To seat (as Type V-46-C) 9 1st Class, 18 2nd Class and 54 3rd Class passengers, all non-white, and (as Type Y-10-C) 9 1st Class white, 18 2nd Class non-white and 54 3rd Class non-white passengers.
Photo Date:  3/28/2010  Upload Date: 3/29/2010 11:38:10 AM
Location:  Inchanga, ZN, ZA
Author:  Charles Baker's picture
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  371   Comments: 0
SAR Sheathed Combine (Side A)
Title:  SAR Sheathed Combine (Side A)
Description:  These sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. This is a first and second class composite baggage-van, one of two built in 1930. Its interior layout is, from left, a first class compartment, toilets on both sides of a short passage with an interconnecting door to a second class compartment, a baggage compartment with two double doors on each side, and the conductor's cabin.

SAR Type U-27, Built 1930, Number range 7106 and 7107, Length over headstocks 60' 0 1/2", Height 12' 0 13/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 14 1st Class and 25 2nd Class passengers.
Photo Date:  10/5/2009  Upload Date: 11/18/2009 4:41:07 PM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  393   Comments: 0
SAR Sheathed Combine (Side B)
Title:  SAR Sheathed Combine (Side B)
Description:  These sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. This is a first and second class composite baggage-van, one of two built in 1930. Its interior layout is, from right, a first class compartment, toilets on both sides of a short passage with an interconnecting door to a second class compartment, a baggage compartment with two double doors on each side, and the conductor's cabin.

SAR Type U-27, Built 1930, Number range 7106 and 7107, Length over headstocks 60' 0 1/2", Height 12' 0 13/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 14 1st Class and 25 2nd Class passengers.
Photo Date:  10/5/2009  Upload Date: 11/18/2009 4:44:51 PM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  337   Comments: 0
SAR Sheathed Combine (Side B)
Title:  SAR Sheathed Combine (Side B)
Description:  These sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. This is a first class composite baggage-van. Its interior layout is, from left, a conductor's cabin, a baggage compartment with double doors on each side, and a first class compartment. .....oo....oo..... SAR Type N-10, Built 1921, Number range 5549 to 5554 and 5556 to 5559, Length over headstocks 60' 0 1/2", Height 12' 0 1/8", Width 9' 1", To seat 48 passengers.
Photo Date:  4/11/2010  Upload Date: 4/12/2010 11:11:14 AM
Location:  Monument, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  378   Comments: 0
SAR Class 4M Motor Coach (Left)
Title:  SAR Class 4M Motor Coach (Left)
Description:  Commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. These two-pantograph metal sheathed wooden motor coaches started disappearing from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors.

SAR Class 4M2, SAR Type T-43-M, Built 1954, Horsepower 1260, Number range 9446 to 9463, Length over headstocks 60' 6", Height 12' 0", Width 9' 1 2/16", To seat 78.
Photo Date:  7/3/1965  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 3:24:30 PM
Location:  Somerset West, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 9457(Electric M.U.)
Views:  777   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had a toilet at one end.

SAR Type L-44, Built 1949, Number range 4891 to 4935, Length over headstocks 63' 5", Height 12' 1 7/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 88.
Photo Date:  4/12/2006  Upload Date: 1/16/2007 2:35:40 PM
Location:  Voorbaai, Mosselbaai, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  371   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and four doors to a side.
Photo Date:  8/25/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 10:32:43 AM
Location:  Beaconsfield, Kimberley, NC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  295   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end.

SAR Type L-44, Built 1949, Number range 4891 to 4935, Length over headstocks 63' 5", Height 12' 1 7/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 88.
Photo Date:  4/12/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 7:24:07 PM
Location:  Voorbaai, Mosselbaai, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  353   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and four doors to a side.
Photo Date:  9/29/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 10:43:12 AM
Location:  Salt River, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  394   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and five doors to a side.

SAR Type O-38, Built 1950, Number range 5917 to 5933, Length over headstocks 63' 5", Height 12' 1 7/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 98.
Photo Date:  6/27/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:11:08 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  404   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and five doors to a side.

SAR Type O-38, Built 1950, Number range 5917 to 5933, Length over headstocks 63' 5", Height 12' 1 7/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 98.
Photo Date:  6/27/2009  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 4:13:20 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  410   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side A)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and six doors to a side.

SAR Type S-45, Built 1949, Number range 7499 to 7555, Length over headstocks 63' 0", Height 12' 1 7/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 115.
Photo Date:  1/11/2008  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 10:50:05 AM
Location:  Vink, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  334   Comments: 0
SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Title:  SAR Steel Coach (Side B)
Description:  These metal sheathed wooden commuter coaches disappeared from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors. These coaches had toilets at one end and six doors to a side.

SAR Type S-45, Built 1949, Number range 7499 to 7555 (this one), Length over headstocks 63' 0", Height 12' 1 7/16", Width 9' 1 3/4", To seat 115.
Photo Date:  1/11/2008  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 11:09:34 AM
Location:  Vink, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  317   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 1 coaches have two sets of sliding doors with a conductor's periscope and three windows between the two door sets.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type T-44-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/22/2007  Upload Date: 1/22/2007 6:37:29 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13142(Electric M.U.)
Views:  606   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 L)
Description:  Commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 1 coaches have two sets of sliding doors with a conductor's periscope and three windows between the two door sets. In the 1960s these motor coaches still had steps below the doors and two pantographs. The rear pantographs were all removed later.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-26-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/7/1966  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 3:41:34 PM
Location:  Salt River, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13049(Electric M.U.)
Views:  1145   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 1 coaches have two sets of sliding doors with a conductor's periscope and three windows between the two door sets. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type T-44-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  9/10/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 12:26:46 PM
Location:  Salt River, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13129(Electric M.U.)
Views:  478   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 1 coaches have two sets of sliding doors with a conductor's periscope and three windows between the two door sets.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-26-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/17/2007  Upload Date: 1/18/2007 1:35:00 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13046(Electric M.U.)
Views:  516   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Description:  I encountered this University on Wheels at Kaalfontein. It was modified for use in road training for crews under training. The near coach is a modified commuter motor coach, and the far one a modified cab coach.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  8/22/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 11:24:51 AM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  539   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 1 coaches have two sets of sliding doors with a conductor's periscope and three windows between the two door sets. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-26-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  11/8/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 4:12:38 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13669(Electric M.U.)
Views:  435   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 1 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 1 coaches were built with two sets of sliding doors with a conductor's periscope (since removed) and three windows between the two door sets. On this coach the passenger doors have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-26-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/17/2007  Upload Date: 1/18/2007 2:47:12 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13045(Electric M.U.)
Views:  484   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 2 coaches have a conductor's door to the rear of the motor compartment and one set of sliding doors, with a conductor's periscope and four windows between the two door sets.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-15-CM, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  9/30/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 4:26:51 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 9178(Electric M.U.)
Views:  488   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 2 coaches have a conductor's door to the rear of the motor compartment and one set of sliding doors, with a conductor's periscope and four windows between the two door sets. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/22/2007  Upload Date: 1/22/2007 6:44:27 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13710(Electric M.U.)
Views:  354   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 2 coaches have a conductor's door to the rear of the motor compartment and one set of sliding doors, with a conductor's periscope and four windows between the two door sets.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  9/23/2009  Upload Date: 11/18/2009 3:16:47 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 9177(Electric M.U.)
Views:  408   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 2 coaches have a conductor's door to the rear of the motor compartment and one set of sliding doors, with a conductor's periscope and four windows between the two door sets. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  8/1/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 5:21:25 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13635(Electric M.U.)
Views:  470   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 2 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 2 coaches have a conductor's door to the rear of the motor compartment and one set of sliding doors, with a conductor's periscope (since removed) and four windows between the two door sets. On this coach the passenger doors have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-15-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/17/2007  Upload Date: 1/18/2007 2:57:16 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 17503(Electric M.U.)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 3 coaches appeared on the scene when the use of train conductors as ticket examiners was discontinued. They have one set of sliding doors, with five windows between the motor compartment and the door set.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-15-CM, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  9/28/2009  Upload Date: 11/18/2009 4:13:10 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 9109(Electric M.U.)
Views:  426   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Description:  This is a special three coach commuter train painted in rainbow colours and depicting children and Table Mountain. It is inscribed 'A Metrorail, SARCC & British High Commission Project' (SARCC is the South African Rail Commuter Corporation Limited.) The train is usually utilised for charter trips only. The modified type 3 motor coach powering this train has only one set of sliding doors and one of the five windows between the motor compartment and the door set on the left side was removed.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-15-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  9/10/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 12:34:34 PM
Location:  Salt River, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 17506(Electric M.U.)
Views:  438   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 3 coaches appeared on the scene when the use of train conductors as ticket examiners was discontinued. They have one set of sliding doors, with five windows between the motor compartment and the door set. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type T-44-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/22/2007  Upload Date: 1/22/2007 6:52:56 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13139(Electric M.U.)
Views:  571   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 3 coaches appeared on the scene when the use of train conductors as ticket examiners was discontinued. They have one set of sliding doors, with five windows between the motor compartment and the door set.

This picture shows Darwin Award candidates on the Kaalfontein to Tembisa run. Trainsurfing has become an often fatal fad around Johannesburg and the ultimate macho thing is to ride on the roof, standing upright while dodging catenary poles and keeping clear of the 3,000 volt cable while the train speeds along at between 80 and 100 km/h. Note the surfer in dark green between the second and third last coaches, whose feet are mere inches from the ballast, even with his knees pulled up. (A slightly larger copy of this picture is at http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=201572).

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  8/21/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 1:18:21 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  7831   Comments: 27
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 3 coaches appeared on the scene when the use of train conductors as ticket examiners was discontinued. They have one set of sliding doors, with five windows between the motor compartment and the door set.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  10/7/2009  Upload Date: 11/18/2009 5:09:43 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13664(Electric M.U.)
Views:  341   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Description:  This is a special three coach commuter train painted in rainbow colours and depicting children and Table Mountain. It is inscribed 'A Metrorail, SARCC & British High Commission Project' (SARCC is the South African Rail Commuter Corporation Limited.) The train is usually utilised for charter trips only. The modified type 3 motor coach powering this train has only one set of sliding doors and three of the five windows between the motor compartment and the door set on the right side were removed.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-15-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  7/19/2006  Upload Date: 1/23/2007 3:29:54 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 17506(Electric M.U.)
Views:  384   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 3 coaches appeared on the scene when the use of train conductors as ticket examiners was discontinued. They have one set of sliding doors, with five windows between the motor compartment and the door set. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-26-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/17/2007  Upload Date: 1/18/2007 3:10:09 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13672(Electric M.U.)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 4 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with four windows between the two door sets.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type S-3-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/22/2007  Upload Date: 1/22/2007 6:59:00 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13203(Electric M.U.)
Views:  354   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 4 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with four windows between the two door sets. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides. This train, the Boland Blitz, is a special daily commuter that runs all the way from Worcester to Cape Town in the mornings and back in the afternoon.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/22/2007  Upload Date: 1/22/2007 7:05:34 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13196(Electric M.U.)
Views:  763   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 4 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with four windows between the two door sets.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/17/2007  Upload Date: 1/18/2007 3:38:29 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 17655(Electric M.U.)
Views:  381   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 4 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with four windows between the two door sets. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  8/1/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 5:58:25 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 17636(Electric M.U.)
Views:  393   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 4 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 4 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with four windows between the two door sets. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides. This train has been painted in a special SARCC colour scheme instead of the usual yellow and gray.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type T-44-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 6:06:21 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13123(Electric M.U.)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 5 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with three windows between the two door sets and one window to the rear of the motor compartment.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  9/23/2009  Upload Date: 11/18/2009 3:00:45 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 9273(Electric M.U.)
Views:  429   Comments: 1
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 5 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with three windows between the two door sets and one window to the rear of the motor compartment. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  1/22/2007  Upload Date: 1/22/2007 7:12:39 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13596(Electric M.U.)
Views:  412   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 L)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 5 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with three windows between the two door sets and one window to the rear of the motor compartment. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides. This train has been painted in a special SARCC colour scheme instead of the usual yellow and gray.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 6:26:52 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 13607(Electric M.U.)
Views:  504   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 R)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 5 R)
Description:  Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 5 coaches have two sets of sliding doors, with three windows between the two door sets and one window to the rear of the motor compartment.

SAR Class 5M2A, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  9/28/2006  Upload Date: 1/15/2007 6:41:45 PM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 18527(Electric M.U.)
Views:  453   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Parcel Coach (Type 4 L)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Parcel Coach (Type 4 L)
Description:  These type KS-1-M parcel coaches were used in parcel transit service during the 1960's and 70's. Except for the smaller windows, it is externally identical to the type 4 Metro motor coaches, with two sets of sliding doors and four windows between the two door sets.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type KS-1-M, Built 1973, Horsepower 1216, Number range 9013 to 9035, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  10/25/2007  Upload Date: 1/26/2009 1:34:28 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  SAS 9032(Electric M.U.)
Views:  659   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Cab Coach (Left)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Cab Coach (Left)
Description:  This is a special three coach commuter train painted in rainbow colours and depicting children and Table Mountain. It is inscribed 'A Metrorail, SARCC & British High Commission Project' (SARCC is the South African Rail Commuter Corporation Limited.) The train is usually utilised for charter trips only. This cab coach has only one set of sliding doors and a large centre window was added in the driver's cab.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type L-51-D, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  7/19/2006  Upload Date: 2/5/2007 4:01:43 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  323   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5M Cab Coach (Left)
Title:  SAR Class 5M Cab Coach (Left)
Description:  This is a special three coach commuter train painted in rainbow colours and depicting children and Table Mountain. It is inscribed 'A Metrorail, SARCC & British High Commission Project' (SARCC is the South African Rail Commuter Corporation Limited.) The train is usually utilised for charter trips only. This cab coach, which started life as a parcel coach, has only one set of sliding doors and a large centre window was added in the driver's cab.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type KS-5-D, Length over headstocks 60'3 5/8" (18.380m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Photo Date:  3/19/2007  Upload Date: 3/31/2007 10:17:39 AM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  419   Comments: 0


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