Owner: South African Railways
Model:GE U12BBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:GE 33534/1958Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:SAR Class 31-000
Other locos with this serial:  SAS 31-028(U12B)
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SAR Class 31-000 31-028 (D727)
Title:  SAR Class 31-000 31-028 (D727)
Description:  In June and July 1958 the South African Railways placed forty-five Class 31-000 GE U12B diesel-electric locomotives in service. It was designed and built by General Electric and imported and was the first diesel-electric road locomotive class to enter SAR service in quantity. Upon delivery, they were classified as Class 1-DE and numbered in the range from D700 to D744. When a new classification and numbering system for electric and diesel powered locomotives was adopted circa 1960, they were reclassified to Class 31-000 and renumbered in the range from 31-001 to 31-045.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 31-000.
Photo Date:  10/31/2010  Upload Date: 10/31/2010 5:51:14 PM
Location:  Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SAS 31-028(U12B)
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