SAR Class 6E1 E1277 (Series 2)  Contributor's Pick!       
In 1971 the South African Railways placed fifty Class 6E1, Series 2 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1246 to E1295. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). Series 2 and all subsequent Class 6E1 series can be distinguished from Series 1 locomotives by their sandboxes that are not mounted on the bogies as before, but along the bottom edge of the locomotive body with the sandbox lids fitting into recesses in the body sides.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 2.
E1277 re-entered service in 2014 as Class 18E, Series 2 number 18-801 after being rebuilt. See the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 18E, Series 1.
Date: 8/21/2007 Location: Kaalfontein, Kempton Park, GP,  ZA Country Flag Views: 921 Collection Of:   Col André Kritzinger
Locomotives: SAS E1277(6E1)    Author:  Col André Kritzinger
SAR Class  6E1 E1277 (Series 2)
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