Amcoal Class E38 E38-003  Contributor's Pick!       
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.
Date: 9/22/2009 Location: Sentrarand, GP,  ZA Country Flag Views: 1309 Collection Of:   Col André Kritzinger
Locomotives: SAS E38-003(UNKNOWN)    Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Amcoal Class E38 E38-003
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