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Old 08-08-2018, 12:02 PM
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Following on from the previous shot of the luxury Rovos Rail loco, this time a mix of more modern (1970's on!) locos.



An 18E electric unit and a Class 34 diesel (with a Class 36 diesel in the middle) rest at the end of the day at a small country station...

The 18E on the right (this one built in 1982 and since upgraded) is a powerful locally designed electric loco.

Hidden in the middle - the Class 36 (type SW1002) diesel-electric was designed for the South African Railways by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. Locally built, these are used as road locomotives.

Lastly on the left, the Class 34 diesel-electric. Again designed for SAR, this time by General Electric (type U26C), and built in South Africa in the 1970's, these are still active.
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Many thanks for this big, clear images of these locomotives.

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Pleasure Don.

Did you see the Rovos loco and look at any of the links?

http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/638490-post200.html
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Thanks for that link, Kevin. Looks like a classy operation. All the rolling stock appears to be in perfect condition.

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A Platinum Train

A shot of a platinum consist in the north of the country. The train is loaded as it has covers on.

The loco is one of the modern Transnet Freight Rail locos - a Class 43 (a GE type C30ACi diesel-electric locomotive, designed by GE Transportation Systems).

The first 10 were built in the USA, the balance in South Africa.

The size of the standard gauge here is clearly visible - Cape Gauge which is 3 foot, 6 inches. Which I guess in the USA would be classified as Narrow Gauge? Narrow gauge here is 2 foot...........

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A great image, Kevin!

In the United States, Standard Gauge is 4 feet 8.5 inches (1,435mm), so Cape Gauge is narrow gauge to us.

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Another Platinum Train

Here is another platinum consist a bit further south.

This one is returning with empties and has 5 locos (18E Series 1 units) at the front.

The unit at the front was built in 1981 and then rebuilt and upgraded in 2006.

The rebuilds program included...
  • Numerous upgrades and computerisation of the electrical systems
  • Battery upgrades
  • Air and dynamic brake upgrades
  • Bogie upgrades
  • A new drivers cab, including digital displays and the installation of an air conditioner
  • Windows which offer better protection against rocks thrown or dropped on locos. In some locos, these windows are now having bulletproof glass overlays added.
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