Blue Train South Africa -
Relive the bygone era of the rich and famous, when the nobility travel in the comfortable couches of luxurious trains while enjoying the panorama of the country side.
South African Railways 16E pacific at Kimberley, South Africa by Alan John Crotty
High quality photograph of South African Railways 16E pacific # at Kimberley, South Africa.
All stations stopper.
Top Link 'Passenger Loco' at the time of my 1984 visit to South Africa was Class 25NC No 3436 'Molly'. Here she's seen at one of the many wayside stations on the De Aar to Kimberley main line with a fifteen coach stopping service. This piece of line was unusual as it was then a high speed double track gap in the electrified network. In 1984, well over 50% of services were steam hauled, many double headed with trains of around 2000 tons moving at speed providing a magnificent show... and all…
SAR 3016 South African Railways Steam 4-8-2 at Bethlehem, South Africa by John West
High quality photograph of South African Railways Steam 4-8-2 # SAR 3016 at Bethlehem, South Africa.
South Africa Klerksdorp Blue Train May 1982
With immaculate Class 6E1, Series 8 Bo-Bo electrics E1956 & E1957 up front, the Blue Train pauses at Klerksdorp station en route to Johannesburg. As the sign says (in english & afrikaans) it's at a height of 1324m above sea level, 187km from Johannesburg and is the junction for Kroonstad. We actually joined the train at 05.00 at Kimberley from where it left 3 minutes early at 05.16. At the time I probably thought the group of be-suited gents were annoyingly in the way but now I believe they…
Class 19D South African Railways Steam 4-8-2 at Mafikeng, South Africa by Daniel SIMON
High quality photograph of South African Railways Steam 4-8-2 # Class 19D at Mafikeng, South Africa.
E1593 / 18-425 PRASA Class 6E1 (Electric) & Class 18E (Electric) at Durban, South Africa by SAR Connecta
High quality photograph of PRASA Class 6E1 (Electric) & Class 18E (Electric) # E1593 / 18-425 at Durban, South Africa.