Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Videos on Youtube

As and when, SA Rail News will start adding videos to our video channel. Have many videos to share.

Channel can be found here:

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Vereeniging action

Hi all, Went to Leeuhof yard this weekend. What I found was a verystill Sunday morning. On the diesels side of the depot, 3 class 36 diesels were being prepared for the days shunting, which only included going to Meyerton yard and assembling a 100 wagon empty train for its return to the manganese mines at Hotazel. 4 class 10E locomotives were parked and next to them two class 18Es. No action in the yard this morning, two class 6E1 locomotives were also staged in the yard waiting for a new assignment. The yard were full of cement wagons as always. Also found an old shunter wagon between the rows of scrapped wagons. On my way back near Redan caught two class 35 locomotives heading to Vereeniging which were too fast for my camera, I noticed the last loco was 35-427.N ot sure where they were heading to as they don't use the class 35s at Leeuhof.

Logan Stone

Monday, 16 May 2011

Tierfontein and Whites

J&J with some great grain action.

Action from the Mines.

J&J have been busy photographing the action from the Free State mines.
Harmony surface rail, RRL Welkom and Sheltam exchange yard with Harmony.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Klapmuts derailment - OREX breakdown train

The OREX breakdown train was sent to Klapmuts to help clear the line and get it open and running again. Les captured the train arriving. This was on the Saturday

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Malmesbury express

More action from Les.

35-060 departing Fisantkraal on 09/04/11 with train number 2661, the 13:50 Cape Town to Malmesbury train.

Grain action

Some interesting shunting movements with the diesels. Photos taken in Wesselsbron and Tierfontein.

Theunissen mainline action

RRL Welkom

This was sent by J&J.

There will be more pictures of the RRL action from Les Kenward who also visited the area recently.

Harmony depot

What looks like a collision between locomotive and a passenger vehicle. J&J again with their fingers on the pulse. Great stuff.

Sheltam Virginia - Part II

Water and industrial train shots, wonderful.

Sheltam Virginia

J&J have supplied some wonderful pictures from the various mines in the Free State. Thanks chaps, some dramatic scenes captured.

Klapmuts derailment

The train derailed at Klapmuts near Stellenbosch on Thursday evening (2011/04/21). Locomotives stayed on the tracks. Les Kenward visited the clear up and captured the dramatic scenes. The OREX breakdown train was sent to assist.

These pictures were taken on the Saturday.

More pictures to follow.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Went to the Leeuhof locomotive depot on 24/04/2011 in the loco area, found 1 class10E and a 6E1 locomotive waiting for a new assignment. A class 36 locomotive stood idling as well. The yard was not busy at all, the only action was 3 class 6E1 locomotives that were parked under overhead wires that were broken off, this happened only a few minutes before I arrived. The pantographs did not make proper contact and seems like it burned the overhead wires off. On my way back, I stopped at Redan and to my surprise 5 class 34 diesel came flying by with a long load of empty wagons from Botswana Railways, heading to the Meyerton site.
Logan Stone