||SAR Class 5E1 E742 (Series 3)
||In 1964 and 1965 the South African Railways placed one hundred Class 5E1, Series 3 electric locomotives in service, numbered in the range from E721 to E820. Designed by Metropolitan-Vickers, it was built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by Associated Electrical Industries. The distinction between series 2 and 3 locomotives appears to have been based only on the grounds of being built on different orders since they were equipped with the same AEI 281 AZX traction motors.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 5E1, Series 3.
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||Danskraal, Ladysmith, ZN, ZA
||John N. Middleton
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