||SAR Class 6E E1147
||In 1970 and 1971 the South African Railways placed eighty Class 6E electric locomotives in mainline service, numbered in the range from E1146 to E1225. Two more were built for the Sishen iron ore mine. It was designed and built by Union Carriage and Wagon in Nigel, Transvaal, with the electrical equipment supplied by Associated Electrical Industries and English Electric. Compared to the Class 5E1, the Class 6E had improved traction motors and was equipped with electronic wheel slip detection.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 6E.
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||Bellville, Cape Town, WC, ZA
||Col André Kritzinger
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