Modern Traction Southern Africa 1991 to 2012 - Part 1

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This video brings the viewer a wide variety of electric and diesel traction haulage scenes on the Transnet, MetroRail and Namibian railway systems.

There are also cross border traffic scenes filmed between South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique, as well as some scenes in Lubumbashi, capital of Katanga province of the Congo (DRC).

Guest appearances from some steam hauled special trains at times, as relevant to the modern traction theme with crossings, service  assistance and changeovers of motive power.

  • Introduction with a brief review of the technical aspects of electric clases 1E to 19E & diesel classes 31 to 43
  • Heavy haul coal traffic on the Witbank and Ermelo lines featuring classes 6E1, 7E, 10E, 11E, 19E & 34 to 37
  • Gauteng cross traffic and Ermelo yard classes 6E1, 10E, 7E, 38 & 37
  • Union Limited tour trains and more coal line operations
  • Sentrarand marshalling yard operations class 36 & class 1pE cab ride
  • Northern Cape with class 7E, 14E, 34 & 37 and Braamfontein passenger coach yard classes 5E1, 6E1, 8E & 35
  • Northern Cape iron ore line class 9Es other operations  with classes 33, 34 & 7E
  • Western Cape Boland passenger trains, freights and the Blue Train classes 6E1, 14E, 34 & 36
  • Gauteng trains Magaliesburg, Springs, Kempton Park & Vereeniging 6E1, 18E, 34 & 35 and the Bethlehem area
  • KwaZulu Natal timber traffic with class 35s over mountainous terrain

Produced by Jean Dulez

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 160 MIN

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