Col André Kritzinger's Collection
Owner: South African Railways
Model:UNKNOWN UNKNOWNBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:RSH 7239/1947Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:SAR Class 3E
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SAR Class 3E E215
Title:  SAR Class 3E E215
Description:  In 1947 and 1948 the South African Railways placed twenty-eight Class 3E electric locomotives with a Co+Co wheel arrangement in service. Designed by Metropolitan-Vickers and built by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns, they were numbered in the range from E191 to E218. Unlike later electric locomotives that used separate steam heating wagons on passenger service, the Class 3E had an integral steam boiler for train heating. Provision was also made for electric heating of passenger coaches, although this feature was never used.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 3E.
Photo Date:  4/15/2013  Upload Date: 6/19/2013 10:47:57 AM
Location:  George, WC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E215(UNKNOWN)
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