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Owner: South African Railways
Model:UCW 6E1Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:UCW E1272/1971Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:Series 2
Other locos with this serial:  SAS E1272(6E1)
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SAR Class 6E1 E1272 (Series 2)
Title:  SAR Class 6E1 E1272 (Series 2)
Description:  In 1971 the South African Railways placed fifty Class 6E1, Series 2 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1246 to E1295. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). Series 2 and all subsequent Class 6E1 series can be distinguished from Series 1 locomotives by their sandboxes that are not mounted on the bogies as before, but along the bottom edge of the locomotive body with the sandbox lids fitting into recesses in the body sides.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 2.
In the early 1990s no. E1272 and E1273 were semi-permanently coupled as Class 16E no. 16-100A and B respectively. See the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 16E.
Photo Date:  11/21/1991  Upload Date: 1/6/2014 4:42:44 PM
Location:  Germiston, GP, ZA
Author:  John Middleton
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E1272(6E1)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
SAR Class 6E1 E1272 (Series 2)
Title:  SAR Class 6E1 E1272 (Series 2)
Description:  In 1971 the South African Railways placed fifty Class 6E1, Series 2 electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1246 to E1295. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by the General Electric Company (GEC). Series 2 and all subsequent Class 6E1 series can be distinguished from Series 1 locomotives by their sandboxes that are not mounted on the bogies as before, but along the bottom edge of the locomotive body with the sandbox lids fitting into recesses in the body sides.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E1, Series 2.
Photo Date:  8/25/2007  Upload Date: 3/8/2009 9:45:32 AM
Location:  Beaconsfield, Kimberley, NC, ZA
Author:  Col André Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS E1272(6E1)
Views:  224   Comments: 0


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