SAR Class 4M Motor Coach (Left)         
Commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. These two-pantograph metal sheathed wooden motor coaches started disappearing from South African rails during the 1960s and 1970's, gradually getting replaced by all metal coaches with driver controlled sliding doors.

SAR Class 4M2, SAR Type T-43-M, Built 1954, Horsepower 1260, Number range 9446 to 9463, Length over headstocks 60' 6", Height 12' 0", Width 9' 1 2/16", To seat 78.
Date: 7/3/1965 Location: Somerset West, WC,  ZA Country Flag Views: 874 Collection Of:   Col AndrĂ© Kritzinger
Locomotives: SAS 9457(Electric M.U.)    Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
SAR Class 4M Motor Coach (Left)
Picture Categories: Passenger This picture is part of album:  South Africa's Rolling Stock - Passenger Commuter
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