|Between 1971 and 1973 the South African Railways placed one hundred and fifty Class 6E1, Series 3 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1296 to E1445. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). The fifty Series 2 and the first fifty Series 3 locomotives up to E1345 are visually indistinguishable from each other, while Series 3 numbers E1346 and up have a wider stirrup middle step below their side doors.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 3.
E1346 re-entered service in 2013 as Class 18E, Series 2 number 18-748 after being rebuilt. See the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 18E, Series 2.
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Col André Kritzinger
Author: Col André Kritzinger
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