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SAR Class 5E1 E496 (Series 1)
Title:  SAR Class 5E1 E496 (Series 1)
Description:  Between 1959 and 1961 the South African Railways placed one hundred and thirty-five Class 5E1, Series 1 electric locomotives in service, numbered in the range from E364 to E498. It was designed and built by Metropolitan-Vickers at its Bowesfield Works, with the electrical equipment supplied by Associated Electrical Industries. While virtually identical in outward appearance to the forerunner Class 5E, it had more powerful traction motors and a new bogie design that gave a smoother ride.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 5E1, Series 1.
Photo Date:  11/6/2014  Upload Date: 11/7/2014 7:50:18 AM
Location:  Salt River, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E496(UNKNOWN)
Views:  454   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6E1 E1468 (Series 4)
Title:  SAR Class 6E1 E1468 (Series 4)
Description:  In 1973 and 1974 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 6E1, Series 4 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1446 to E1545. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). In 1978 E1525 was modified for experiments in high speed traction by re-gearing the traction motors and installing Scheffel bogies and a streamlined nose cone. In this configuration it reached a speed of 245 kilometres per hour (152 miles per hour) on 31 October 1978, a still unbeaten world speed record on Cape gauge. Apart from the narrower stirrup step below the side doors of Series 3 number E1345 and earlier locomotives, Series 3 to Series 5 locomotives are visually indistinguishable from each other.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 4.
Photo Date:  5/29/2013  Upload Date: 6/8/2013 9:36:19 AM
Location:  Beaufort West, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E1468(6E1)
Views:  423   Comments: 0
SAR Class 35-200 35-272
Title:  SAR Class 35-200 35-272
Description:  Between November 1974 and August 1976 the South African Railways placed one hundred and fifty Class 35-200 EMD GT18MC diesel-electric locomotives in service. Designed by Electro-Motive Diesel, the first twenty-five were built by EMD and imported in 1974. The remainder were built in two batches by General Motors South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 1975 and 1976. One was also built for AECI in Modderfontein, Johannesburg in 1975.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 35-200.
Photo Date:  5/13/2013  Upload Date: 6/7/2013 3:17:14 PM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 35-272(GT18MC)
Views:  362   Comments: 0
TFR Class 15E 15-036
Title:  TFR Class 15E 15-036
Description:  Between 2010 and 2013 Transnet Freight Rail placed seventy-six Class 15E 50 kV AC 50 Hz heavy electric freight locomotives with a Co-Co wheel arrangement in service on the Sishen–Saldanha iron ore line, numbered in the range from 15-001 to 15-076. The locomotive is the product of a joint venture by Mitsui (design), Toshiba (electrical components), DCD-Dorbyl’s RSD division (monoblock cast frame, bolster bogies and drawgear), and Union Carriage and Wagon (bodies and assembly).
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  7/14/2011  Upload Date: 7/20/2011 3:09:20 PM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 15-036(15E)
Views:  677   Comments: 0
TFR Class 15E 15-013
Title:  TFR Class 15E 15-013
Description:  Between 2010 and 2013 Transnet Freight Rail placed seventy-six Class 15E 50 kV AC 50 Hz heavy electric freight locomotives with a Co-Co wheel arrangement in service on the Sishen–Saldanha iron ore line, numbered in the range from 15-001 to 15-076. The locomotive is the product of a joint venture by Mitsui (design), Toshiba (electrical components), DCD-Dorbyl’s RSD division (monoblock cast frame, bolster bogies and drawgear), and Union Carriage and Wagon (bodies and assembly).
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  7/14/2011  Upload Date: 7/20/2011 2:59:49 PM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 15-013(15E)
Views:  625   Comments: 0
TFR Class 15E 15-006
Title:  TFR Class 15E 15-006
Description:  Between 2010 and 2013 Transnet Freight Rail placed seventy-six Class 15E 50 kV AC 50 Hz heavy electric freight locomotives with a Co-Co wheel arrangement in service on the Sishen–Saldanha iron ore line, numbered in the range from 15-001 to 15-076. The locomotive is the product of a joint venture by Mitsui (design), Toshiba (electrical components), DCD-Dorbyl’s RSD division (monoblock cast frame, bolster bogies and drawgear), and Union Carriage and Wagon (bodies and assembly).
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 15E.
Photo Date:  8/19/2010  Upload Date: 8/20/2010 2:56:46 PM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 15-006(15E)
Views:  858   Comments: 0
SAR Class 8E E8096
Title:  SAR Class 8E E8096
Description:  Between 1983 and 1985 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 8E centre-cab electric shunting locomotives in service, numbered in the range from E8001 to E8100. Designed by a consortium consisting of Brown Boveri of Switzerland and Siemens of Germany, it was built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, who also fabricated the mechanical components. Another seven of these locomotives were built for the mining industry.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 8E.
Photo Date:  8/8/2007  Upload Date: 11/9/2007 11:11:15 AM
Location:  Bayhead Yard, Durban, ZN, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E8096(8E)
Views:  911   Comments: 2
SAR Class 5E1 E1102 (Series 5)
Title:  SAR Class 5E1 E1102 (Series 5)
Description:  Between 1966 and 1969 the South African Railways placed two hundred and twenty-five Class 5E1, Series 5 electric locomotives in service, numbered in the range from E921 to E1145. Designed by Metropolitan-Vickers, they were built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, with the electrical equipment supplied by Associated Electrical Industries and English Electric. The locomotive body design was changed from rounded corners to squared corners somewhere between the construction of number E941, still with rounded corners, and E948 which has squared corners.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 5E1, Series 5.
Photo Date:  8/5/2007  Upload Date: 11/8/2007 6:53:59 PM
Location:  Ladysmith, ZN, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E1102(5E1)
Views:  1411   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6E1 E1520 (Series 4)
Title:  SAR Class 6E1 E1520 (Series 4)
Description:  In 1973 and 1974 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 6E1, Series 4 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1446 to E1545. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). In 1978 E1525 was modified for experiments in high speed traction by re-gearing the traction motors and installing Scheffel bogies and a streamlined nose cone. In this configuration it reached a speed of 245 kilometres per hour (152 miles per hour) on 31 October 1978, a still unbeaten world speed record on Cape gauge. Apart from the narrower stirrup step below the side doors of Series 3 number E1345 and earlier locomotives, Series 3 to Series 5 locomotives are visually indistinguishable from each other.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 4.
Photo Date:  8/13/2007  Upload Date: 11/7/2007 3:47:32 PM
Location:  Mandini, ZN, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E1520(6E1)
Views:  561   Comments: 0
SAR Class 33-000 33-002
Title:  SAR Class 33-000 33-002
Description:  Between June 1965 and January 1966 the South African Railways placed sixty-five Class 33-000 GE U20C diesel-electric locomotives in service. The locomotive was designed and built for the South African Railways by General Electric and imported, numbered in the range from 33-001 to 33-065.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 33-000.
Photo Date:  10/20/2009  Upload Date: 3/29/2009 1:58:41 PM
Location:  Worcester, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 33-002(U20C)
Views:  951   Comments: 0
Amcoal Class E38 E38-003
Title:  Amcoal Class E38 E38-003
Description:  In 1993 Amcoal, now Anglo Coal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglo American, placed three Class E38 electric locomotives in service at its Kromdraai Colliery near Witbank, Mpumalanga, numbered in the range from E38-001 to E38-003. The 3 kV DC electric shunter locomotive is an electric only version of the Class 38-000 electro-diesel locomotive that was designed for Spoornet by a Consortium led by Siemens. In 1992 three of these locomotives were built for Amcoal by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal. Spoornet’s Class 38-000 locomotive is a dual mode electro-diesel shunter, identical in exterior appearance to Amcoal’s Class E38 but designed for 3 kV DC electric as well as diesel-electric only operation.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class E38.
Photo Date:  9/22/2009  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 3:53:04 PM
Location:  Sentrarand, GP, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E38-003(UNKNOWN)
Views:  870   Comments: 0
SAR Class 10M Motor Coach (Type 4 L)
Title:  SAR Class 10M Motor Coach (Type 4 L)
Description:  Class 10M commuter trains are totally rebuilt on Class 5M frames. The most apparent visual differences from the older wagons are the ribbed sides, the new "face" on the cab ends, some blue (Western Cape) or turquoise (KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng) added to the usual gray and yellow livery, and a new numbering system that ends with M for motor coaches and T for standard unmotorised coaches. The Type 4 motor coaches have a slightly different shaped face and are also without the huge inter coach walkway buffers that were part of all previous models. Most of the wagons on this train are decorated as a billboard advertisement for Pep Stores.
Photo Date:  9/23/2009  Upload Date: 11/18/2009 3:49:46 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 10M42015M(Electric M.U.)
Views:  814   Comments: 0
SAR Class 10M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Title:  SAR Class 10M Motor Coach (Type 3 L)
Description:  Class 10M commuter trains are totally rebuilt on Class 5M frames. The most apparent visual differences from the older wagons are the ribbed sides, the new "face" on the cab ends, some blue (Western Cape) or turquoise (KwaZulu-Natal) added to the usual gray and yellow livery, and a new numbering system that ends with M for motor coaches and T for standard unmotorised coaches.
Photo Date:  3/22/2007  Upload Date: 3/29/2007 7:19:08 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  SAS 10M50036M(Electric M.U.)
Views:  808   Comments: 0
SAR Class 34-000 34-061
Title:  SAR Class 34-000 34-061
Description:  Between July 1971 and March 1973 the South African Railways placed one hundred and twenty-five Class 34-000 GE U26C diesel-electric locomotives in service. Designed by General Electric, the first three locomotives were built by GE and imported, numbered in the range from 34-001 to 34-003, while the remainder were built in South Africa by the South African General Electric-Dorman Long Locomotive Group (SA GE-DL, later Dorbyl) and numbered in the range from 34-004 to 34-125.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 34-000.
Photo Date:  7/26/2009  Upload Date: 7/28/2009 5:43:43 PM
Location:  Saldanha, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 34-061(U26C)
Views:  499   Comments: 0
SAR Class 5E E259 (Series 1)
Title:  SAR Class 5E E259 (Series 1)
Description:  In 1955 and 1956 the South African Railways placed sixty Class 5E, Series 1 electric locomotives with a Bo-Bo wheel arrangement in main line service, numbered in the range from E259 to E318. It was designed by English Electric, who built the first forty-eight locomotives while the building of the last twelve was subcontracted to Vulcan Foundry. The Class 5E was the prototype of what eventually became the most prolific locomotive type in South Africa, being succeeded by the Class 5E1, Class 6E and Class 6E1. The type is still surviving in the rebuilt Class 18E.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 5E, Series 1.
Photo Date:  5/24/2009  Upload Date: 5/26/2009 4:50:49 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E259(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1349   Comments: 1
SAR Class GMAM 4079 (4-8-2+2-8-4)
Title:  SAR Class GMAM 4079 (4-8-2+2-8-4)
Description:  Between 1954 and 1958 the South African Railways placed one hundred and twenty Class GMA branch line and Class GMAM mainline Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 4-8-2+2-8-4 wheel arrangement in service. This was the most numerous Garratt class in the world and was built in four batches by Henschel and Son, Beyer, Peacock and Company and North British Locomotive Company. Numbered in the range from 4051 to 4170, the light rail branch line Class GMA and mainline Class GMAM Garratt locomotives were identical and their water and coal capacities were adjusted to suit the rail capacity by installing or removing plates in the coal and water spaces. The locomotive carried water in its front tank only and the water supply was augmented by semi-permanently coupling a purpose-built Type X-20 auxiliary tank wagon to the locomotive.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class GMA 4-8-2+2-8-4.
Photo Date:  9/30/2006  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 9:07:49 AM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 4079(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1133   Comments: 0
SAR Class 33-000 33-025
Title:  SAR Class 33-000 33-025
Description:  Between June 1965 and January 1966 the South African Railways placed sixty-five Class 33-000 GE U20C diesel-electric locomotives in service. The locomotive was designed and built for the South African Railways by General Electric and imported, numbered in the range from 33-001 to 33-065.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 33-000.
Photo Date:  3/28/2009  Upload Date: 4/1/2009 3:40:53 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 33-025(U20C)
Views:  774   Comments: 0
SAR Class 8E E8002
Title:  SAR Class 8E E8002
Description:  Between 1983 and 1985 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 8E centre-cab electric shunting locomotives in service, numbered in the range from E8001 to E8100. Designed by a consortium consisting of Brown Boveri of Switzerland and Siemens of Germany, it was built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, who also fabricated the mechanical components. Another seven of these locomotives were built for the mining industry.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 8E.
Photo Date:  8/13/2007  Upload Date: 3/7/2009 3:39:50 PM
Location:  Mandini, ZN, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E8002(8E)
Views:  572   Comments: 0
SAR Class 33-400 33-498
Title:  SAR Class 33-400 33-498
Description:  Between July 1968 and March 1970 the South African Railways placed one hundred and fifteen Class 33-400 GE U20C diesel-electric locomotives in service. In 1990 forty-five of them were transferred to TransNamib, the Namibian Railways, where some have been rebuilt with reconditioned engines and renumbered from number 501 up. The locomotive was designed by General Electric and built in South Africa by Dorbyl, numbered 33-401 to 33-515.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 33-400.
Photo Date:  8/25/2007  Upload Date: 3/3/2009 6:25:14 PM
Location:  Beaconsfield, Kimberley, NC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 33-498(U20C)
Views:  614   Comments: 0
SAR Class 35-200 35-294
Title:  SAR Class 35-200 35-294
Description:  Between November 1974 and August 1976 the South African Railways placed one hundred and fifty Class 35-200 EMD GT18MC diesel-electric locomotives in service. Designed by Electro-Motive Diesel, the first twenty-five were built by EMD and imported in 1974. The remainder were built in two batches by General Motors South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 1975 and 1976. One was also built for AECI in Modderfontein, Johannesburg in 1975.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 35-200.
Photo Date:  8/21/2007  Upload Date: 3/3/2009 5:14:51 PM
Location:  Electro, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 35-294(GT18MC)
Views:  523   Comments: 0
SAR Class 35-000 35-062
Title:  SAR Class 35-000 35-062
Description:  Between March 1972 and May 1973 the South African Railways placed seventy Class 35-000 GE U15C diesel-electric locomotives in service. The locomotive was designed and built in two batches by General Electric, fifty locomotives in 1972 and another twenty in 1973. They were numbered in the range from 35-001 to 35-070.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 35-000
Photo Date:  2/12/2007  Upload Date: 3/3/2009 10:50:55 AM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 35-062(U15C)
Views:  535   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG6 106 (4-4-0)
Title:  SAR Class NG6 106 (4-4-0)
Description:  Between 1895 and 1898 Pauling and Company placed forty-two Falcon F2 and F4 tender steam locomotives with a 4-4-0 American wheel arrangement in service on the narrow gauge line that was being constructed for the Beira Railway in Mozambique. In 1915 thirteen of these locomotives were acquired by the Union Defence Force for use in South Africa, where they replaced locomotives that had been commandeered for the war effort in German South West Africa during World War I. At the end of the war these thirteen locomotives were staged. In 1921 they were placed back in service by the South African Railways. When a system of grouping narrow gauge locomotives into classes was eventually introduced somewhere between 1928 and 1930, they were classified as Class NG6.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class NG6 4-4-0.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 2/22/2009 7:49:57 AM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG106(4-4-0)
Views:  1285   Comments: 0
Zimbabwe Class 15A
Title:  Zimbabwe Class 15A
Description:  National Railways of Zimbabwe Class 15A 4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratt No 398 awaits restoration next to the coal dock ramp at Beaconsfield Depot in Kimberley.

Number range 384 to 413 (batch 4) and 414 to 423 (batch 5), Length Between Couplers 92' 4", Height 13' 1", Width 10' 5", Empty mass 135.83 Tons, Full working order mass 186.74 tons, Wheel diameters 2' 9" (pilot wheels), 4' 9" (drivers) and 2' 9" (jockey wheels). (Data Source: Rhodesian Locomotive Drawings kindly supplied to me by Sue Lawrence in Australia.)
Photo Date:  8/25/2007  Upload Date: 2/18/2009 10:50:17 AM
Location:  Beaconsfield, Kimberley, NC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  NRZ 398(UNKNOWN)
Views:  868   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:  7482   Comments: 27
SAR Class 6E1 E1557 (Series 5)
Title:  SAR Class 6E1 E1557 (Series 5)
Description:  In 1974 and 1975 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 6E1, Series 5 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1546 to E1645. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). One of them, E1600, was later withdrawn from revenue service and rebuilt to an experimental 25 kV AC locomotive. Apart from the narrower stirrup step below the side doors of Series 3 number E1345 and earlier locomotives, Series 3 to Series 5 locomotives are visually indistinguishable from each other.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 5.
E1557 re-entered service in 2013 as Class 18E, Series 2 number 18-777 after being rebuilt. See the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 18E, Series 2.
Photo Date:  9/22/2006  Upload Date: 4/25/2007 8:26:23 PM
Location:  Slypklip, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E1557(6E1)
Views:  517   Comments: 1
SAR Class  6E1 E1277 (Series 2)
Title:  SAR Class 6E1 E1277 (Series 2)
Description:  In 1971 the South African Railways placed fifty Class 6E1, Series 2 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1246 to E1295. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). Series 2 and all subsequent Class 6E1 series can be distinguished from Series 1 locomotives by their sandboxes that are not mounted on the bogies as before, but along the bottom edge of the locomotive body with the sandbox lids fitting into recesses in the body sides.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 2.
E1277 re-entered service in 2014 as Class 18E, Series 2 number 18-801 after being rebuilt. See the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 18E, Series 1.
Photo Date:  8/21/2007  Upload Date: 11/7/2007 2:51:18 PM
Location:  Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E1277(6E1)
Views:  528   Comments: 0
SAR Class 35-600 35-661
Title:  SAR Class 35-600 35-661
Description:  Between September 1976 and June 1978 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 35-600 EMD GT18MC diesel-electric locomotives in service. Designed by Electro-Motive Diesel, they were built in two batches by General Motors South Africa in Port Elizabeth, numbered in the ranges 35-601 to 35-650 and 35-651 to 35-700. A single Class 35-600 GT18MC locomotive was also built new in 1977 for Columbus Stainless in Middelburg, Transvaal.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 35-600.
Photo Date:  5/10/2006  Upload Date: 4/24/2007 5:33:08 PM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 35-661(GT18MC)
Views:  546   Comments: 0
SAR Class NZ (Side A) (ex FP-2)
Title:  SAR Class NZ (Side A) (ex FP-2)
Description:  Class NZ wagons are various types of wagons that were either purpose built or reclassified for use in non-revenue service. This is a Class FP-2 wagon that entered service in 1969 and was designed to transport parcels. It was likely decorated circa 1994 and on the A side it features Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk and Mangosotho Buthelezi at left, and King Shaka and his mother Nandi at right. On both sides of the wagon various aspects of Zulu culture are also depicted. I suspect the artist was an ex SA Defence Force Zulu soldier, judging from the names incorporated in the artwork. Vryburg, Stella, Kameel, Piet Plessi, Bray and Pomfret were mostly locations of military bases, while Louwna is the wife of recce Maj Wynand du Toit who spent two years as a POW in Angola.

Other side at http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1629734, Number range 94 800 006 to 94 808 376 and 94 820 007 to 94 999 997, Length between couplers 13.076m, Length over headstocks 12.192m, Length between bogie pivot centres 8.230m, Height 3.512m, Width 2.570m, Tare (average) 19,730kg, Load 30,000kg, Floor area 29m2, Capacity 65m3.
Photo Date:  8/12/2007  Upload Date: 10/2/2007 7:35:38 PM
Location:  Bayhead Yard, Durban, ZN, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  632   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  The four locos are still lying where they fell, except the lead loco which had to be dragged aside to clear the roadbed. They will be removed later - first priority is to get the line back in operation.
Photo Date:  6/13/2007  Upload Date: 6/14/2007 6:48:39 PM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-027(U15C)
Views:  704   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  The newly laid track is kinky since there's still a hole on the side of the roadbed that needs to be filled in before the track can be straightened, welded and ballasted. The four locos are still lying where they fell, except the lead loco, which had to be dragged aside to clear the roadbed.
Photo Date:  6/13/2007  Upload Date: 6/14/2007 6:41:47 PM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-027(U15C)
Views:  1042   Comments: 1
SAR RoadRailer (Nissan Truck)
Title:  SAR RoadRailer (Nissan Truck)
Description:  A Spoornet Nissan Diesel light truck, adapted for use on road and rails and allocated to the Malmesbury area, at the scene of the derailment at Biesiesfontein Farm near Moorreesburg.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 4:41:01 PM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  677   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  Judging from the flotsam on the loco, floodwater must have flowed virtually over 35-403 after the accident. The remains of the cab of 35-408 is visible at left.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 10:27:03 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-403(U15C)
Views:  882   Comments: 1
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  35-403 lies partially buried in mud, with part of 35-408's destroyed cab sticking out behind it.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 10:14:59 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-403(U15C)
Views:  654   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  In April 2004 I had the privilege of a cab ride across Sir Lowry's Pass in 35-408. Not much room left in that cab now, since 35-403 ploughed into it during the accident.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 9:58:05 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-408(U15C)
Views:  920   Comments: 0
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  It could probably have been worse if the train had rolled over to the left and rolled down the slope..... Most of the bent rails have already been cut up and removed.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 9:28:52 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-027(U15C)
Views:  985   Comments: 1
SAR Derailment
Title:  SAR Derailment
Description:  The four diesels lying on their sides in the mud, waiting for the mess of coal wagons behind them to be cleared so that the track can be repaired to enable the heavy lifters to reach the locos.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 9:19:31 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  SAS 35-027(U15C)
Views:  960   Comments: 0
SAR Class 35-000
Title:  SAR Class 35-000
Description:  Two units approach the derailment scene from Moorreesburg to come lend some muscle to the wrecking crew. The rain has let up for the moment, but a lot more wet weather has been forecast.
Photo Date:  6/9/2007  Upload Date: 6/10/2007 8:27:09 AM
Location:  Moorreesburg, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 35-066(U15C)
Views:  1027   Comments: 0
SAR Class 36-000 36-001
Title:  SAR Class 36-000 36-001
Description:  Between June 1975 and 1981 the South African Railways placed one hundred and twenty-four Class 36-000 GE SG10B diesel-electric locomotives in service, numbered in the range from 36-001 to 36-124. Designed by General Electric, they were built in three batches by the South African General Electric-Dorman Long Locomotive Group (SA GE-DL, later Dorbyl). The first one hundred locomotives were delivered by September 1978, followed in 1981 by two batches of twenty and four locomotives respectively.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 36-000.
Photo Date:  5/23/2007  Upload Date: 5/26/2007 11:55:35 AM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 36-001(SG10B)
Views:  649   Comments: 0
SAR Class NZ (Side A) (ex GZ-9)
Title:  SAR Class NZ (Side A) (ex GZ-9)
Description:  Class NZ wagons are various types of wagons that were either purpose built or reclassified for use in non-revenue service. This is a Class GZ-9 wagon that entered service between 1965 and 1968 and was designed to transport livestock. A set of four of these wagons have been modified for use during the installation and maintenance of catenary cables by removing most of the woodwork sides and installing a pantograph on one and walkways and rollers on the roofs of all the wagons.

Number range 94 800 006 to 94 808 376 and 94 820 007 to 94 999 997, Length between couplers 13.076m, Length over headstocks 12.192m, Length between bogie pivot centres 8.230m, Height (before modification) 3.463m, Width 2.590m, Tare (average, before modification) 19,370kg, Load 29,000kg, Floor area 28.6m2.
Photo Date:  3/22/2007  Upload Date: 4/7/2007 11:54:56 AM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  480   Comments: 0
SAR Class 35-400 35-406
Title:  SAR Class 35-400 35-406
Description:  Between March 1976 and May 1980 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 35-400 GE U15C diesel-electric locomotives in service, numbered in the range from 35-401 to 35-500. Designed by General Electric, they were built in two batches by the South African General Electric-Dorman Long Locomotive Group (SA GE-DL, later Dorbyl).
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 35-400.
Photo Date:  3/13/2007  Upload Date: 4/24/2007 6:06:34 PM
Location:  Stikland, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 35-406(U15C)
Views:  564   Comments: 0
SAR Class XV-6 (Side B)
Title:  SAR Class XV-6 (Side B)
Description:  Class XV-6 (XVJ-6) wagons entered service in 1972 and are designed to transport liquid petroleum gas, propane and similar products (Liquid petroleum gas in this case). This one went poof.... Unfortunately I have no details about the circumstances that caused its present condition.

Number range 46 014 284 to 46 014 543 (46 014 284 to 46 014 497 were converted from Class XM-8 in 1984), Length between couplers 14.600m, Length over headstocks 13.716m, Length between bogie pivot centres 10.816m, Height 3.886m, Width 2.920m, Tank diameter 2.610m, Tare (average) 27,750kg, Load 29,090kg (petroleum gas) or 27,060kg (propane), Capacity 59,090l (full), 54,950l (petroleum gas) or 54,040l (propane).
Photo Date:  5/15/2006  Upload Date: 1/4/2007 5:04:46 PM
Location:  Upington, NC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives: 
Views:  631   Comments: 0
SAR Class SM-2 (Side A)
Title:  SAR Class SM-2 (Side A)
Description:  Class SM-2 (SMJ-2, SMLJ-2, SM-22, SMJ-22, SMLJ-22) wagons entered service between 1974 and 1979 and were converted from Class FP-5 parcel wagons between 1985 and 1988. They are flat wagons with solid decks and flip-over twistlocks designed to transport 8 x 5ft, 4 x 10ft, 2 x 20ft or 1 x 40ft containers. Most have buffers to prevent container doors from being opened.

Number range 23 813 008 to 23 846 291, Length between couplers 14.308m, Length over headstocks 12.192m, Length between bogie pivot centres 9.292m, Deck height 1.064m, Width 2.438m, Tare (average) 19,000kg, Load 48,000kg, Deck area 29.7m3.
Photo Date:  3/17/2006  Upload Date: 12/23/2006 4:59:42 PM
Location:  Table Bay, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  545   Comments: 0
SAR Class 7E E7075
Title:  SAR Class 7E E7075
Description:  In 1978 and 1979 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 7E electric locomotives with a Co-Co wheel arrangement in mainline service, numbered in the range from E7001 to E7100. They were the first 25 kV AC locomotives to be introduced in South Africa, built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal and designed by the 50 c/s Group (ACEC, AEG-Telefunken, Siemens, Alsthom-Atlantique, Société MTE and Brown Boveri). Beginning with the Class 7E, the class number was included in the running number on electric locomotives.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 7E.
Photo Date:  10/5/2006  Upload Date: 12/14/2006 5:27:41 PM
Location:  Belmont, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E7075(7E)
Views:  731   Comments: 0
SAR Class NG G16 113 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Title:  SAR Class NG G16 113 (2-6-2+2-6-2)
Description:  Between 1937 and 1968 the South African Railways placed thirty-four Class NG G16 Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 wheel arrangement in service on the Avontuur Railway and on the Natal narrow gauge lines. They were built in five batches by Société Anonyme John Cockerill in Belgium, Beyer, Peacock and Company in England and Hunslet-Taylor in Germiston, and numbered in the ranges 85 to 88, 109 to 116, 125 to 131, 137 to 143 and 149 to 156. In 1989 and 1990 two of them, numbers 141 and 155, were rebuilt by the Alfred County Railway using technology similar to that used in the Class 26 Red Devil and reclassified to Class NG G16A.
See also the Wikipedia articles on the South African Class NG G16 2-6-2+2-6-2 and South African Class NG G16A 2-6-2+2-6-2.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 12/11/2006 7:47:27 PM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS NG113(UNKNOWN)
Views:  1168   Comments: 0
Sandstone (0-4-0)
Title:  Sandstone (0-4-0)
Description:  Little Bess waiting her turn to water up behind two "huge" 2 foot gauge Garratts during the Sandstone Heritage Trust's 2006 Cosmos Festival. The little locomotive was built by Kerr, Stuart & Co Ltd of London & Stoke in 1919.
Photo Date:  4/9/2006  Upload Date: 12/11/2006 7:28:53 PM
Location:  Ficksburg, FS, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS SS-BESS(0-4-0)
Views:  763   Comments: 0


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