Col André Kritzinger's Collection
Owner: South African Railways
Model:UCW 5E1Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:UCW E616/1963Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:Series 2
Other locos with this serial:  SAS E616(5E1)
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SAR Class 5E1 E616 (Series 2)
Title:  SAR Class 5E1 E616 (Series 2)
Description:  In 1963 and 1964 the South African Railways placed one hundred and thirty Class 5E1, Series 2 electric locomotives in service, numbered in the range from E591 to E720. Designed by Metropolitan-Vickers, it was built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by Associated Electrical Industries. These were the first electric locomotives to be built in South Africa in quantity and also the first mainline electric locomotives to be constructed locally.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 5E1, Series 2.
Photo Date:  4/26/2007  Upload Date: 8/5/2013 4:41:15 PM
Location:  Danskraal, Ladysmith, ZN, ZA
Author:  John N. Middleton
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E616(5E1)
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