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By:Eugene Armer
Dates:1/1/2005 - 11/30/2007
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Shosholoza Meyl "Amatola" passenger train
Title:  Shosholoza Meyl "Amatola" passenger train
Description:  The northbound "Amatola" passenger from East London to Johannesburg leaving Rooiwal behind a pair of class 6E1 electrics, E 1272 + E1650. the classic semaphore signal is still in operation in 2007, but likely to be replaced in 12 - 18 months.
Photo Date:  3/5/2005  Upload Date: 11/9/2007 3:00:39 PM
Location:  Rooiwal, FS, ZA
Author:  Eugene Armer
Categories:  RollingStock
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Shosholoza Meyl "Algoa" passenger train
Title:  Shosholoza Meyl "Algoa" passenger train
Description:  The southbound "Algoa" passenger from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth passing through the loop at Dover to overtake a southbound 39-wagon coal train. Class 16E units E428A + E428B in original Spoornet orange livery, with blue & white stripes, are in charge of the passenger. The coal train is diesel hauled by 3 x GE class 34's (U20C), each in a different colour scheme, 34-120 in orginal SAR red, 34-492 in Spoornet orange and 34-417 in the newer Spoornet blue.
Photo Date:  7/31/2005  Upload Date: 12/16/2007 10:03:24 AM
Location:  Dover, FS, ZA
Author:  Eugene Armer
Categories:  RollingStock
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Shosholoza Meyl passenger train
Title:  Shosholoza Meyl passenger train
Description:  The "month-end" Economy passenger extra from Johannesburg to East London is dwarfed by the grain silos at Rooiwal, Free State province, as it heads south on a sunny Sunday afternoon behind Class 6E1 # E1319 in a rare blue Spoornet livery. The first vehicle behind the locomotive is an oil-fired steam heater for supplying heat to the passenger cars.
Photo Date:  7/31/2005  Upload Date: 11/21/2007 1:55:07 PM
Location:  Rooiwal, FS, ZA
Author:  Eugene Armer
Categories:  RollingStock
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Shosholoza Meyl Economy passenger train
Title:  Shosholoza Meyl Economy passenger train
Description:  Freshly outshopped Class 6E1 E1297 (in standard Spoornet orange livery) and 6E1 E1596 (in original South African Railways (SAR) red livery), doublehead train 47014 Economy passenger from East London to Johannesburg through Rooiwal station in Free State province. The 14-coach train is in the livery of Shosholoza Meyl, the pasenger operating arm of Spoornet. The semaphore signals in the left background are still operational.
Photo Date:  1/7/2007  Upload Date: 11/27/2007 2:05:55 PM
Location:  Rooiwal, FS, ZA
Author:  Eugene Armer
Categories:  RollingStock
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Shosholoza Meyl Economy passenger train
Title:  Shosholoza Meyl Economy passenger train
Description:  Class 6E1 E1434 working train 47014 East London to Johannesburg Economy passenger, seen between Heuningspruit and Serfontein in Free State province. The locomotive is in the standard Spoornet orange livery, while the passenger cars are in Shosholoza Meyl livery.
Photo Date:  1/13/2007  Upload Date: 11/21/2007 2:40:09 PM
Location:  Heuningspruit, FS, ZA
Author:  Eugene Armer
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  391   Comments: 1


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