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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
11/19/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Col André Kritzinger
Dates:2/10/2013 - 2/10/2013
Album Info:On the Sishen-Saldanha Orex line distributed power is used, with General Electric Company (GEC) Class 9E and Mitsui/Toshiba Class 15E electric locomotives running consisted to General Electric (GE) U26C Class 34 and C30ACi Class 43 diesel-electric locomotives to haul the 342 wagon iron ore trains. Each wagon has a 100 ton capacity and the trains are 3.72 kilometres in length, powered by three mixed consists of electric and diesel-electric locomotives and with a single electric pusher locomotive at the rear end. An electric locomotive serves as the master of each mixed electric and diesel-electric consist, at present usually with a total of eight locomotives per train, twelve being the maximum number allowed. Each sub-consist is made up of at least one electric and one or two diesel-electrics, with each consist’s electric locomotive controlling its respective diesels by means of a ''slimkabel'' (smart cable) to translate electricspeak to dieselspeak. In effect each ore train is made up of three separate 114 wagon trains consisted together, with the locomotives of all three consists and the pusher controlled by means of a Locotrol radio distributed power control system by one crew in the leading electric locomotive. All four locomotive types are often used on the same train.
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Arrival, consist 1 no. 1 15-044
Title:  Arrival, consist 1 no. 1 15-044
Description:  A loaded 342-wagon iron ore train arriving from Sishen in the Northern Cape and led by Class 15E 15-044, passes through the departure yard before entering the main yard at Salkor, where the train will be broken up into its three 114-wagon sections before being taken to the unloading docks in Saldanha.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:29:45 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 15-044(15E)
Views:  457   Comments: 0
Arrival, consist 1 no. 2 34-009
Title:  Arrival, consist 1 no. 2 34-009
Description:  The middle locomotive in the leading consist, Class 34-000 34-009.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 34-000.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:30:37 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 34-009(U26C)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
Arrival, consist 1 no. 3 34-525
Title:  Arrival, consist 1 no. 3 34-525
Description:  The third locomotive in the leading consist, Class 34-500 34-525.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 34-500.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:31:09 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 34-525(U26C)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Arrival, consist 2 no. 1 15-043
Title:  Arrival, consist 2 no. 1 15-043
Description:  The leading locomotive in the second consist, Class 15E 15-043.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:31:40 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 15-043(15E)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
Arrival, consist 2 no. 2 34-515
Title:  Arrival, consist 2 no. 2 34-515
Description:  The second locomotive in the second consist, Class 34-500 34-515.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 34-500.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:32:39 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 34-515(U26C)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
Arrival, consist 3 no. 1 E9025
Title:  Arrival, consist 3 no. 1 E9025
Description:  The leading locomotive in the third consist, Class 9E E9025.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 9E, Series 1.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:33:48 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS E9025(9E)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
Arrival, consist 3 no. 2 34-035
Title:  Arrival, consist 3 no. 2 34-035
Description:  The second locomotive in the third consist, Class 34-000 34-035.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 34-000.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:34:24 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 34-035(U26C)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
Arrival, consist 3 no. E9025 & 34-035
Title:  Arrival, consist 3 no. E9025 & 34-035
Description:  The third consist, Class 9E E9025 and Class 34-000 34-035, working 2.5 kilometres behind the head-end power.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class 9E, Series 1 and South African Class 34-000.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:34:59 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS E9025(9E) SAS 34-035(U26C)
Views:  306   Comments: 0
Arrival pusher E9011
Title:  Arrival pusher E9011
Description:  The sole pusher at the rear end of the 3.72 kilometres long ore train, Class 9E E9011. It has a Telemeter (rear end device) attached to its front coupler.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 9E, Series 1.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:35:43 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS E9011(9E)
Views:  418   Comments: 0
Arrival pusher E9011
Title:  Arrival pusher E9011
Description:  The sole pusher at the rear end of the 34,200 ton payload ore train, Class 9E E9011. It has a Telemeter (rear end device) attached to its front coupler.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 9E, Series 1.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:36:19 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS E9011(9E)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
Locomotive preparation
Title:  Locomotive preparation
Description:  All locomotives pass though the shops before being dispatched on a return trip to Sishen. Before the window cleaner starts work on Class 9E E9006, he attaches a monkey chain (a nylon strap in this case) to one of the grabs above the windscreens - it's about four metres down to the shop floor!
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 9E, Series 1.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:38:09 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS E9006(9E)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
Assembly of locomotive consists
Title:  Assembly of locomotive consists
Description:  Power sets are consisted in the Salkor yard, to take empties back to Sishen. Visible in the foreground are 34-039, 34-524 and 34-504. There are more Class 34s in the background, as well as a Class 9E, some Class 43-000s and several Class 15Es.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class 34-000 and South African Class 34-500.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:38:43 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 34-039(U26C) SAS 34-524(U26C) SAS 34-504(U26C)
Views:  377   Comments: 0
Departure, consist 1 no. 1 15-033
Title:  Departure, consist 1 no. 1 15-033
Description:  The leading consist of the first third of a Sishen-bound train of 342 empty wagons approaches the end of one of the two departure lines in the train assembly yard just to the north of the Salkor Yard in Saldanha, led by Class 15E 15-033. The end of its 114-wagon section will be directly below the footbridge in the background when it is in position to wait for the second and third train sections to arrive.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:39:32 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 15-033(15E)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Departure, consist 1 no. 2 43-080
Title:  Departure, consist 1 no. 2 43-080
Description:  The second locomotive in the leading consist, Class 43-000 43-080.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 43-000.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:40:30 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 43-080(Unknown)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
Departure, consist 2 no. 1 43-071
Title:  Departure, consist 2 no. 1 43-071
Description:  The leading locomotive in the second consist, Class 43-000 43-071, which is actually slaved to the Class 15E behind it, leads the second 114-wagon section en route to be coupled to the first consist. The driver is in the cab of the Class 15E, hence the lookout on the back of 43-071.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 43-000.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:41:45 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 43-071(Unknown)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
Departure, consist 2 no. 2 15-019
Title:  Departure, consist 2 no. 2 15-019
Description:  The second locomotive in the second consist, Class 15E 15-019, is the master of the second consist even though it’s running behind its diesel slave.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:42:25 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 15-019(15E)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
Departure, consist 2 moving into position
Title:  Departure, consist 2 moving into position
Description:  The second train section still has more than a kilometre to go before it will reach the end of the first train section.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class 43-000 and South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:43:06 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 43-071(Unknown) SAS 15-019(15E)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
Departure, consist 2 moving into position
Title:  Departure, consist 2 moving into position
Description:  There are two of these footbridges across the two outbound lines in the departure yard, built at the spots where the locomotive consists of the second and third train sections will be located when they are coupled to the first section, so as to enable crews to cross the lines safely to where their minibus transport will pick them up after coupling up.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class 43-000 and South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:43:49 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 43-071(Unknown) SAS 15-019(15E)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
Departure, consist 2 moving into position
Title:  Departure, consist 2 moving into position
Description:  The second train section is slowly approaching the end of the first section where it is stopped under the first footbridge.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class 43-000 and South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:44:25 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SAS 43-071(Unknown) SAS 15-019(15E)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Departure, train section 2 in position
Title:  Departure, train section 2 in position
Description:  The second train section is in position, with its end directly under the second footbridge and awaiting the arrival and coupling of the third and last train section.
Photo Date:  2/10/2013  Upload Date: 2/11/2013 10:45:04 AM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  295   Comments: 0


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